Which Curb Appeal Projects Make Your Life Easier
The front of your home is the first thing someone sees when they come over. You may enter and exit through your entry and the front of your home everyday. You probably greet and part with your friends and family there. It's also a major part of your home that passersby see. So, the front of your home not only begins and ends most of your days but is the only part of the house that you and your guests experience and that's on display for all to see. The high use and visibility of the front of your home makes it the area that plays the biggest role in how your home is experienced by all.
Your home's curb appeal can set expectations and express your homes personality. Establishing a warm sense of arrival starts from before you even exit the car.
The Right Time for an Update
There is no rule or schedule for when it's time to update your home's curb appeal. Older masonry and plant materials have varying life expectancies, masonry trends change and ignored plants reach their natural maturity making them look out of place.
Damaged Masonry can Be Dangerous
You may not have a choice to do some masonry. In the North East, freeze-thaw cycles expand and contract materials which can damage masonry over time like they do any structure. The damage from this natural process poses a concern for safety. The damage can be severe cracks or loose bricks. Luckily, modern installation methods have improved, better base materials are available and new machine technology make masonry installations last longer than they did in the past.
High Value Curb Appeal Projects
Upgrade Your Plantings
Upgrading your curb appeal with the right plant material can have a big impact in spring, summer, and fall. Unlike older shrub generations, many new flowering shrubs will bloom throughout the whole season. Seeing lush green plants and a neatly manicured lawn can have a comforting effect. Updating smaller plant material every few years provides your home with a much needed color reboot. Updating perennial flower beds is a sure way to surprise yourself when it’s time for them to bloom.
Upgrade Your Driveway
Planning your driveway for how and who uses it and to improve how it looks can have a rewarding experience on your home life and how your home looks. Do you have a growing family that will have the need for more cars in the near future? How do you use your front walkway? Is there a better way? Here on Long Island we commute to and from work everyday and sit in traffic regularly. The easier it is to park in our own driveways and get inside the better. Planning your driveway to make entering and exiting your home easier can make your daily routine easier. Not every curb appeal project will need a new driveway, but if it's outdated or has depressions or cracks or it has begun to crumble, a new driveway can return huge gains in curb appeal and usability.
Add Landscape Lighting
Landscape Lighting also provides a two-fold benefit. Aesthetically, it provides a low-cost, long-term return by lighting attractive landscape features, like plantings and masonry textures. Functionally, it increases safety by illuminating walkways and steps so walking at night at your home is easier.
Tip: Landscape lighting can do a lot in the late fall, winter, and early spring months. Hardy plant species can have ornamental leaf blades, stems, or bark that provide visual appeal without needing leaves. An ornamental grass like Blue Fescue holds its soft blue color throughout the year. A River Birch has beautiful exfoliating bark that peels and curls showing rich earthy tones with shades of gold. Illuminating plants like these can have a big impact in all four season.
Get Help with Curb Appeal
We are a landscaping company, masonry company and pool company. We've been designing, building and maintaining landscapes for decades. We do everything needed for curb appeal projects, including front entryways, walkways, driveways, belgium block curbing, plantings and more. Call us at 631-424-5544 and let us know you'd like an appointment at our Centerport, NY design studio for a curb appeal project.
Did You Know You Can See How Your Home Would Look Like After a Curb Appeal Project Before The Project Is Built?
It's true! We design curb appeal projects in 3D so you can see how your home will look when you do the project before any building is done. We take measurements and reconstruct your property, then make all the changes in a 3D rendering you can see before any building is done on your property! Want more? We can make a 3D video of your property so you can "fly through" the property, seeing everything from every angle.
The benefits of 3D rendering and 3D video walkthroughs? No guesswork and infinite revisions! You can see exactly how it will look with your current choices and keep changing it until it's perfect! Call us at 631-424-5544 and let us know you'd like us an appointment at our Centerport, NY design studio for a 3D Design or 3D Video for your curb appeal project.
A few more benefits of designing your curb appeal project in 3D:
Better design your curb appeal project to fit your homes style and character.
Easier to pick materials and textures. Way easier to change them!
Greater confidence and sense of well-being. Seeing how it will come out makes it easier to relax and enjoy the process.
Did You Know We Lead the Industry in Landscape Design Technology, Build Quality and Style?
It's true, we are the industry leaders! We know how important it is to get it right, right from the beginning. That's why we make sure you love your design before we build, everything from our curb appeal options to a swimming pool's shape and size, to the patios materials, to the perfect water feature to the coolest lighting. And we build the project using everything we've learned over our many years of designing and building residential landscapes. Call us at 631-424-5544 and let us know you'd like an appointment at our Centerport, NY design studio for your curb appeal project.