How Landscaping And Facade Work Together In A Home's Exterior
Curb appeal doesn't come down to one feature of your home's exterior. All the different features have the capacity to add or take away from the curb appeal. Therefore, achieving the desired curb appeal comes down to being able to balance the various features of the different components in your home's exterior.
If you have a yard, this means that apart from the façade of your home, you'll also need to think about the landscape and how the two will interact.
Color and Contrast
When you've decided on a color scheme for your home's façade, you have to be more selective when doing landscaping. The yard adds its own colors to the exterior of the house. Whether it's the green of leaves and grass or the reds, yellows and purples of flowers, all this color will need to come together to create a cohesive look. Think of it like a tapestry on which different colors and designs are applied to create a work of art.
At the same time, it's also important to think about contrast. Depending on how much work you put in in your yard, you may want it to be the focus of the exterior. Therefore, you may simply want a façade that creates a good background.
The Landscape Can Be Part of the Façade
The landscape doesn't have to stop at your stairs. Many homeowners have extended features of their landscape to the façade using potted plants and flowers. Climbing plants can also be allowed to go up some walls, essentially allowing the landscape to be one with the façade of your home.
Using the landscape to help create the façade adds a certain amount of character to the exterior of your home. You can also get some interesting color changes just by changing some plants or waiting for the leaves to change color.
How to Achieve the Right Exterior Look
The simplest way to achieve an exterior that matches your yard and façade well is to hire an expert landscaper for residential landscaping. Changing the façade of your home can be very involving and expensive. However, it may not be necessary to take this approach if you have the right landscaper.
A good landscaper will be able to tell you which plants will work well with your existing façade and how they should be grown to achieve the desired effect. This alone could add some much-needed excitement to your home's exterior.