The Secret to a Great Home Design Brief
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When you build a new home, you want to make it look as stylish and welcoming as possible. So where do you start? The best way to assess your home’s street appeal is to walk across the road and take a good, long look. Try to be as objective as possible. What looks great? Is anything missing? Does the garden complement the house? What could you do to make your new home look even better?
Here are some great ways to improve the street appeal and value of your new home.
Even with a small budget, there are lots of clever ways to improve street appeal. Potted plants are easy to add, and instantly offer loads of interest. They provide a focal point, soften the look of your home and can even inject an instant pop of colour. Strategically placed planters can lead the eye straight to the front door, inviting visitors inside. You may also like to consider introducing a relaxing water feature or garden lighting for even more impact.
You can create a stylish feature for your new home simply by defining the front boundary with an attractive fence – whether it’s a rendered wall, a picket fence or another style that suits your home. Installing a fence can also help create a front yard, provide extra security and increase your privacy. But make sure the fence you choose complements the style of your home, for a cohesive overall look.
This is one area you can’t afford to ignore – as it can really boost your new home’s street appeal. Make sure your front garden looks balanced and inviting. If you’re not much of a gardener, there are landscaping professionals who can do it for you. They can make specific recommendations for your garden, provide a cost estimate, and then carry out the work required – or you can implement the plan yourself to save money.
Nothing enhances the appearance of your home more than a perfectly manicured lawn. And the good news is, it’s not that expensive to lay new turf – and the transformation is virtually instant! Homes with beautiful lawns generally command higher sale prices than comparable properties without a great lawn. So this is one improvement definitely worth investing in!
Every new home should have a clear path that guides people to the front door. It may sound obvious, but make sure visitors know where the entrance to your home is. There’s nothing worse than standing outside a house, and not knowing where to go. Well-placed stepping stones, pavers or a pedestrian path are great ways to help lead your visitors to the front door, plus they can help protect your front lawn from potentially damaging foot traffic.
Make your dream a reality at Select by Hallmark
Creating a cohesive look for your new home is easy when you build with Hallmark. The vision for your new home really comes alive at our purpose-built Customer Selection Centre, Select by Hallmark. Our expert Selection Centre Consultants will personally guide you through all the product choices, finishes and fixtures. They will also take you through the colour selection process, ensuring that everything you choose works together seamlessly, both inside and out. Select by Hallmark is exclusive to Hallmark Homes’ clients, and entry is by appointment only.
So if you’re thinking of building a new home in South East Queensland, the team at Hallmark Homes is ready to help. Come and check them out for yourself at one of our display centres. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.