Today’s landscape construction trends are to build quality outdoor spaces that extend your functional living space. More and more homeowners are designing outdoor spaces to cook, dine, relax and work. They bring together technology and lighting to ensure the space can handle the type of activity you wish to use it for.
When considering your residential landscape design, remember it often begins at the entrance, welcoming visitors with great lawns, plants and an interesting design element.
But for most homeowners, the following three landscape construction trends for 2019 are what experts are talking:
- Adding enhancements for unpredictable weather,
- Investing in your front yard, and
- Creating outdoor living space.
1. Adding enhancements for unpredictable weather.
With increased occurrences of unpredictable weather events and improvements in technology, homeowners now have more options for enhancements that withstand drastic changes in temperature and protect outdoor living spaces from weather. Hardier materials are available to use when building hardscapes. Retractable canopies or pergolas are used to protect outdoor areas from rain, snow, and wind. Free standing outdoor heaters or propane gas fire tables allow outdoor spaces to be used during colder temperatures. All of these things will allow home owners to enjoy outdoor spaces for years to come.
2. Investing in your front yard.
According to MashVisor (a website that helps investors find good investment properties), the 2018 real estate market was a seller’s market. That trend is expected to continue in 2019.
So, what does that mean for landscaping construction trends? Curb appeal is crucial. Many homeowners are looking for ways to increase their home’s curb appeal. Simple landscaping is always important, but why not take it a step further and build a new walkway. Potential buyers will walk up your new walkway to enter your home and will immediately get a good vibe.
Another popular option is creating more privacy for your home by adding a living fence with trees and shrubs. The best alternatives are trees and/or shrubs that stay green year round. Not only will this provide a pleasing look, but the privacy aspect will increase curb appeal.
Even if you’re not currently thinking about selling your house, investing in your front yard will add value to your home when you’re ready to sell and will make you happy now! Why not add that farmer’s porch you’ve been dreaming about putting on the front of your house? Farmer’s porches add character, but also provide a great place to spend time outdoors.
Speaking of outdoor living space. The third landscape trend for 2019 is creating outdoor space for your home.
3. Creating outdoor living space.
There are so many fun and exciting ways to increase your living space outside. More and more homeowners are adding outdoor kitchens and/or fire pits. These options are great family spaces, but also work well for entertaining. There’s nothing like preparing your food outside while your guests can sit and talk to you. Or gathering around a fire pit to enjoy some food or beverages.
Other ideas for your own personal enjoyment are reading spaces set among a group of trees in your back yard or creating a meditation area in your garden. As stress relief and mindfulness continue to become mainstream, these types of outdoor getaways will only increase in popularity and add value to your home. Equipping these spaces with lush plants, an arbor or pergola, and water features add to their appeal.
Just remember that all of these enhancements require a solid foundation, landscape drainage solutions and quality workmanship so that your projects last a long time.
If you’re interested in getting more information about one of these ideas, reach out to us today!