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Having your own home is a great joy and huge responsibility. Not only do you want to care for the inside of your home. You want to keep the outside of your home looking great, too. Here are some ways to get the most attractive home in the neighborhood in this collaborative post.
Summer is the time of the year where every home comes to shine. Indeed, as the weather warms up, more and more families embrace the outdoors.
The heart of your home suddenly moves from the living room into the garden, and as such, your attention to your home decor needs to concentrate on outdoor requirements. Indeed, from BBQ parties over the weekend to refreshing evenings with a cold drink in hand, your garden becomes an extension of your home.
More importantly, your garden doesn’t only provide you with additional space. It’s effectively a room without walls, a room you can share with your neighborhood. So, if you’re feeling in the mood for a decor challenge, you could turn your outdoor home into the most attractive spot in the neighborhood.
A Garden Fit for a King
Starting with the essential elements of your outdoor home, your yard, you’d be surprised to know that too many homeowners still fail to invest in the appropriate maintenance equipment. There is no secret. If you want a lawn, you need to purchase a lawnmower that not only works for your soil but also the size of your garden. A hard and rocky soil needs a mower that can happily connect with a few stones with shattering the blades.
On the other hand, buying an all-in mower where you can sit in is a waste of money for a small backyard. The second most common mistake comes from the same lack of understanding of your garden, namely, choosing the wrong plants. Indeed, plants have requirements that relate to the type of soil they grow in, the level of sunlight or shadow, the kind of weather, etc.
You need to understand what can grow in your garden to create the lush and managed green design of your dreams.
Does Your House Look the Part?
Your neighbors always face the exterior wall of your house. It doesn’t matter how much effort and love you inject in creating a cozy and elegant decor indoor. If the outdoor paint is peeling off, your neighbors are going to assume that the rest of your home is in the same condition.
As a rule of thumb, you want to repaint your exterior every few years to keep it fresh and clean. Additionally, you can also add some creativity. Colorful walls, in bright pink, pastel blue, or even energizing yellow, can give your home a unique feel in the community.
If you’re going for something really different, however, it’s good practice to mention it to your neighbors first. After all, they’re the ones facing your exterior wall all the time!
Make it a Welcoming and Inviting Space
It’s impossible to think of summertime without imagining pool parties, especially if you’re trying to keep cool in scorching temperatures! Adding a pool to your yard can completely transform your home and create an inviting outdoor space. If you’re one of the few houses in the neighborhood with a pool, you can be sure that some of the local kids will ask you for a swim!
Stay away from the inflatable pool models and opt for a permanent in-built pool that adds elegance and design to your garden. Surrounded by a flower-filled landscaping environment that hides the pool from view, or built as a mock-pond in the middle of the lawn, your swimming pool will be the most important attraction in the neighborhood!
Get the Family Onboard
You can’t make it happen without the help of your family. There is no point in preparing the garden and the pool if your kids or pets keep the place messy.
Every pet owner needs to introduce garden rules to their dog and cat training. The last thing you want is for them to dig up your favorite flowers! Additionally, make sure your kids know not to leave their toys lying around when they’re not playing.
Consider Your Drive Too
Last but not least, the first thing that your neighbors will see outside your house is your car. Nowadays, most families prefer to keep their vehicles parked on the drive rather than in the garage. A dirty car can affect the whole impression of your home.
In summer, where dry dust particles are more likely to build up, it’s a good idea to give your car a simple wash every fortnight. You can also add a regular waxing appointment every 6 months to protect the paint – it’s a good idea to plan one just before the summer to stop the color from fading in the sun.
Is your summer home ready to turn heads in your community? Looking after your front yard is all about making your house go further and creating an additional room outside. Is there such a thing as a homely garden. The answer is yes, if you know how to keep it appealing and inviting.
Get The Most Attractive Home In The Neighborhood
Are you ready to have the most attractive home in the neighborhood? How will you go about doing it? Let me know in the comments section below!