Small Backyard

Creating Kerb Appeal

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Make a Change

The kids are back at school, the holidays are over, a New Year has begun, and the beautiful weather is begging you to work outside and add a bit of change to the home. Freshen up the look of your home and add a bit of kerb appeal for 2018. Don’t worry too much about cost. You can add a new look for the year without breaking the bank and work with a landscape designer to add appeal to your property.

Grass Out

Many front yards are still looking like golf course greens. The grass requires ongoing maintenance and a lot of water during summer. If you eliminate the grass you will avail yourself of more time and save a valuable resource – water. Think of the area without grass as a blank canvas on which you can create something new.

Personal Courtyard

Older style houses had a front porch on which you could sit and enjoy the fresh air and watch the world go by. New designs provide just a small entry area now. By adding a small courtyard, you can recreate that welcoming entrance your grandparents used to love. Plants and a paved patio will help to make a private and relaxing setting. If you add a well-designed water feature then the sound of running water will greet your guests as they visit your home. If traffic noise is a problem, the water feature will help lessen the sounds from the street. Imagine yourself having a nice morning coffee in your courtyard or a cold drink after a day at work.

A Garden Path

All homes have a similar but boring front yards and a path that leads from the driveway to the front door. By replacing this path with a winding one that takes you through various plants, you will turn a regular front yard walk into an exploration adventure on the way to your entrance. Pick a design that matches the features of your home. You might opt for native shrubs or go for more traditional plants such as flowering shrubs to add colour.

Go Upmarket

You can add a splash of colour to make your home look a little more unique by removing the concrete driveway and replacing it with pavers. You need your driveway but it doesn’t have to be a bland sea of grey. Pavers can be blended with some tones of orange, gold and brown for that warm look. A custom built driveway certainly adds kerb appeal.


Opt for Smaller Changes

If a major makeover is not appealing, then a smaller project can be considered. An added water feature to the front yard will appeal to the eye as well as to the ear. A simple rock feature that has bubbling water is an easy way to raise your kerb appeal.