The front yard is an often neglected area; however, it is essentially the ‘face’ to your home – it makes up your home’s outwardly appearance and is what you present to the world (or street, to be precise). For those looking to up their resale value (or simply make their neighbours jealous), updating your front yard is the easiest way to give your house a quick and easy facelift. People don’t have to know what’s going on in the background if you’ve got an immaculate, well groomed, modern facade. So, how can you spruce up your front yard? What are some things you can do to make it look a bit more luxurious and expensive?
Choosing Your Design and Style
You may or may not already have a style in mind for your front yard, but utilising a clear style or vision is a good first step towards designing your front yard. It’s important to make sure this design is also consistent with the look of your home and its interior, so that it doesn’t clash. For example, a Queenslander can be updated to look like a modern Hamptons home with some crisp white paint, colourful summer-time flowers and pastel accents. Or if you’ve got a brick home, you may want to emphasise it’s cottage charm. For endless inspiration, search through platforms like Pinterest – be warned though, you may go down a rabbit hole of endless scrolling! Also keep in mind the maintenance you’ll need to do in order to upkeep your home – are you happy to spend lots of time and effort on your garden or are you more likely to want landscaping that is low maintenance?
For those that don’t have a particular ‘look’ in mind, we’ve got some general ideas that will help you enhance your home!