Many spend thousands, even tens of thousands, to hire interior decorators and buy furniture for their homes. And why shouldn’t they? Home, after all, is where the heart is. We seek shelter, sustenance, love, companionship and safety inside our homes.
However, our homes are not limited to the area inside the four walls. Instead, the front yard, backyard, garage, shed and even fence are all part of the dominion. With a little work, we can alter and modify the area around homes to be an extension of dwellings.
So how do we go about this?
First, we adjust the soil, elevation and contour of the area. This process is called landscaping. It can be as easy or complimented as required, depending on our vision, climate, budget and area size. Something as basic as laying down a new layer of soil gives us the option of creating a coat of beautiful grass that will feel wonderful to bare feet. Contouring and elevation adjustment provides us with endless possibilities including cobbled paths, trees, shrubs and ornaments.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here, because garden design is an entirely discipline of its own. The wonderful thing about designing our own garden is, we have no schedule. As long as the project is properly managed, we can take as long as we like to complete it. And some projects do take a while to complete as we wait for the plants or other natural elements to take shape.
Once we conclude with the landscaping and garden design, the choice of furniture comes into play. Before making any decisions though, we need to learn and understand how different types of material react to the environment. There’s no point in buying beautiful furniture if we have replace or repair them at regular intervals.
Maintenance is also an important consideration, as poorly planned designs could prevent proper upkeep and care of the new extension to our homes. So browse through our pages to learn more about landscaping, garden design and furniture.