Working On Your Dream Home Starting With The Outside

Working On Your Dream Home Starting With The Outside
17 Dec 2019

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Your home is more than just bricks and mortar, it is the memories that you have created or will create in the future, it is a sign of your hard work, and the time and money you have spent investing in your property. With all of this, you will want to make your home as personal to you as possible, given that it is something that you, or along with your partner, have given so much of yourself to. Therefore, when it comes to decorating, remodelling, or making your house your own it needs to be a showcase of your hard work and individuality.

Interior design is something that requires an artistic eye, and unless you are a professional, or have a natural flair for design, it might just be easier to hand this over to someone capable. That’s not to say that you can’t have any input, but it is better to acknowledge where our strengths lie, and get someone who is a professional to help us in the areas we are lacking in.

You may love interior design, and want to focus on that, more power to you. And while not all of us shine when it comes to decorating, or DIY, knowing what you can do to make your house a home, is a great place to start.

A driveway is more than just a path to your home, it is the first thing that people will see when they arrive to your house. With this in mind, a great first impression can be made, but equally so can a bad one. Have you ever seen an old, unkempt driveway in front of the kind of house you want to be living in? I don’t think so. Making sure that the outside of your home reflects the inside starts with keeping a nice driveway, and driveway interlocking designs can present a smart and elegant exterior to your home.

If you have a front garden, or even a hedgerow, make sure that it also mirrors your back garden in some way. Keeping a uniform front and back garden will bring the overall image of your house together, and it just looks better. If you live in a cold climate, it’s better to go for plants or greenery that will survive each winter, similarly if you live in a hot climate, finding the right plants that will survive outside and not require constant watering is best.

The type of windows you have in your home also says a lot about the type of person you are, believe it or not. We all know that double glazing is best, however there are so many options to choose from that it can get a little overwhelming. Wood windows are the best insulators, but also require more upkeep. It all depends on the aesthetic you want to go for, so consulting a windows specialist or even just doing your own research can help. Investing now will mean that you won’t have to keep replacing things like windows, or roofs, in the future.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space.

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