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How to Use Landscaping to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

As the front of your home is the first thing people see, beautifully designed landscaping can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. Whether for guests, potential buyers or even your own enjoyment, a front yard that reflects and enhances your design aesthetic is a great investment. At Creative Environments, our mission has always been helping homeowners craft beautiful spaces they and their loved ones can enjoy. Here are some easy elements you can incorporate in your landscaping to boost your home’s curb appeal.

Add Color to Create Focal Points

Utilizing color can be one of the easiest ways to turn an unadorned front yard into a vibrant and beautiful oasis. Colorful plants and flowers can be used as striking accent pieces, and even doors and entryways can be given a color treatment to draw the eye and make for a compelling focal point. Our model at Whisper Ranch Westin features beds of colorful flowers that serve to border the front yard, and the addition of a bright red door instantly highlights the entryway to draw and invite guests in.

Utilize Hardscaping 

Hardscaping elements like stone walkways or decorative walls are often used to contrast with green elements in the yard, as well as providing structure and balance. At our West Construction Avenida Del Sol model, a large inlaid stone walkway helps add subtle definition to the large yard. Blue flowerpots and a central green element help anchor the front of this home and help tie the entire property together. In our Crossings at Meridian model, a marble white pathway leading to the front door intersects with the grey stone sidewalk, creating a dramatic visual effect.

Play To Your Home’s Strengths

Expertly designed landscaping doesn’t always mean manicured lawns and lush greenery features. For many homes throughout the Valley, a front yard that showcases the diverse flora and fauna of the desert is a great way to boost curb appeal and reflect the beauty of the surrounding area. Our Shea Homes Skyrock and Sereno Canyon Enclave models both feature front yards with a strong emphasis on pairing natural desert landscapes with clean, modern design touches. If your home features clean lines and a lot of glass features, rocks and desert green elements like cacti can create visual contrast and make a space feel complete.

As the #1 Phoenix Landscaping and Build Company, we have decades of experience giving Arizona homeowners exceptional spaces they can enjoy for years to come. Our design process ensures we can bring the ideas for your space to life. For tips on designing a backyard oasis everyone can enjoy, please contact us today.

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