With more Edmonton homeowners opting for custom homes, our communities are evolving in exciting ways! However, custom builds can consume a lot of attention, and it can be hard to focus on anything else when there’s always another decision to make. While you’re weighing the benefits of the various upgrades and trimmings available to you, don’t forget to think outside your four walls! Here are the benefits of professional landscape design for your Edmonton custom home.
1. The Home and Landscape Can Be Built Together
During a custom home build, your landscape designers can work alongside the builder. This allows some features of the home and landscape to be tweaked and customized to work seamlessly together. We can work together with the builder to ensure that the exterior features of your home complement the design and make the outdoor space as beautiful and practical as possible. For instance, the positioning of the back door and rear deck can be fine-tuned for easy access to a dog run.
2. The Home and Landscape Are Built to Match
Custom homes deserve a custom landscape! When you’ve worked with your builder to carefully choose the design, finishes, and colour palette of the home, it stands to reason that you’d like the landscape to match. Our designers take into account the shapes, materials, tones, and style of the property to create a seamless transition between the front yard landscaping, the home interior, and backyard design.
3. Landscape Design Enhances the Unique Character of the Home
The beauty of a custom home is that its one-of-a-kind. When the home is reflective of your lifestyle, taste, and personality, it takes on a life of its own in your neighbourhood. Once the home is built, the landscape has the ability to enhance or take away from the house’s character. We believe it should highlight the best features of the house! Well-placed shrubs and perennial beds can draw attention to beautiful windows, while a polished-looking driveway and sidewalk can lead the eye up to a gorgeous entryway. Even the trees planted on the property have the potential to complement the colours used throughout the home design. Every detail of your front yard landscape design makes an impact on your home’s curb appeal, so we make all of them count!
4. Professional Landscaping Assists with Preserving your Investment
High-quality landscaping is more than just a pretty face—it’s also the practical choice. Our team stays up-to-date with city bylaws and requirements for proper grading, helping you avoid potentially costly drainage issues. Our design and build process takes the direction of water into account, which is crucial for protecting you and your neighbours from problems like flooded basements or foundation issues down the road. It’s important to us to help you safeguard your investment so that you can enjoy your new home uninterrupted!
5. Landscaping Improves Property Value
Whether your new home is destined to become a family heirloom, or you’re planning a flip, custom-designed homes are a significant investment. Most homeowners want to ensure that the costs they put into the home have a positive effect on the value of the home, regardless of whether they plan to sell in two years or pass the home on to their children. Landscaping has been shown repeatedly to have a high return on investment. Your landscape, particularly the landscaping in the front of your home, is a potential buyer’s first impression of the home. A listing that shows off a great landscape is sure to get more eyes, and consequently, more offers. In fact, a great design has the potential to improve the home’s resale value by up to 28%!
While not all landscaping projects are equal in terms of return, our designers can advise you on which improvements carry the highest cost-benefit if resale is on your mind.
While these are just a few of the benefits of landscaping for your custom home, there are many more that directly impact how much you’ll love living in your new home! Give us a call to discuss how our Edmonton landscaping services can make the home of your dreams even better.
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