Older homes possess a certain charm and character that makes them so appealing to the nostalgist in all of us. However, with a few clever residential landscaping ideas and additions such as landscape lighting, patio additions and seasonal landscaping design, your home can bloom with new life and memories. Here are four ways a fresh landscape design plan can restore life to your older home and give it a whole new feel.
1. Light Up Your Landscaping Design
One of the most simple and often overlooked landscaping ideas that designers receive requests for is outdoor lighting. Whether you want to light up your walkways, make a meal outdoors, enjoy a waterfall at night, or just relax in your sauna or jacuzzi, having a little light to guide the way is a solid investment for both safety and security reasons. Having a landscape architect install a low volt landscape lighting system extends the amount of time you can enjoy outside on any given day. Landscaping professionals can even help you strategically place accent lights and up lights that can light up your lawn or landscape element for additional aesthetic appeal.
2. Get Fired Up with an Outdoor Kitchen on Your Patio
An outdoor kitchen is a great way to ramp up your entertainment space and have the neighbors green with envy, yet fulfilled with delightful meals and nights of great conversations. While there are elaborate outdoor kitchen options that include refrigeration, broilers, rotisseries, full sinks and other amenities, your outdoor kitchen can be as minimal or ostentatious as you want it to be. From a grilling getaway to a pizza oven party, an outdoor kitchen can bring new life and entertaining opportunities to your backyard.
3. Cozy Up with Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits
If a full kitchen is too much for your budget or family’s needs, there are other options that can offer just as much enjoyment. Consider incorporating an outdoor freestanding fireplace or fire pit into your landscape design plans. You can spend cool evenings out on the patio enjoying making s’mores at the fire pit or fireplace or just get yourself warm while enjoying the great outdoors. These additions are excellent if you or the kiddos enjoy backyard camping excursions or if you enjoy having a few close friends over for a fire and glass of wine.
4. Landscape Designer Tips: Add Curb Appeal with Seasonal Plants
There’s no better time to plan for a colorful and greenery filled spring than just before the New England fall sets in. Consider having a landscape designer help you install trees and shrubs or spring-blooming foliage that will bring you joy year after year. Boost curb appeal and your own senses with a cleverly laid out fall planting schedule. Seasonal plantings to consider including in your yard are:
- Green Shrubs
- Black-eyed Susan's
- Ornamental Kale
- Kissing Balls
Revamp Your Older Home with New Landscaping Ideas
Need a little help deciding the best updates to bring new life to your older home? Belknap Landscape Co. in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire has been serving your neighbors for over 28 years. We take pride in providing you with a dedicated account manager, so there’s no shuffling around with through different stages of your project. We can help you find the perfect solution for your property and your family’s needs.