Thursday January 28, 2016
It’s winter, and many of you are probably starting to plan out what you’re going to plant in your garden this spring, but have you thought about your front porch? A beautifully designed front porch is the first thing that will catch someone’s eye. Knowing this, Normandy Homes in The Village at Twin Creeks will have elegant front porches for future residents to decorate and landscape. Here are few front porch home design ideas that are sure to catch someone’s eye.
Seamless Yard-To-House Transition
Using the same materials on the front porch and yard that were used on the exterior of your house, gives your home a unified look. If you’re home is built with brick, then a way this could be done is to create a brick walkway or a clay pot for plants. Normandy Homes uses beautiful materials for both the home interior and exterior, so using the same materials on your front porch and yard will give your home amazing curb appeal.
Xeriscaping is a landscaping practice that, when completed, requires little to no irrigation or maintenance. A way to incorporate xeriscaping in a yard is to use stepping stones leading up to your front porch or surround a small garden with large sized pebbles. Using xeriscaping techniques this winter can help ensure that your front porch and yard will look beautiful year-round, and will also extend the reach of your front porch if planned correctly.
Perennials are plants that are very hardy and are able to withstand harsh winters. That’s the beauty of this home design idea and these plants, there are plenty of perennials that can survive the winter and produce beautiful flowers at the same time. You can have a front porch garden filled with perennials and have a variety of colors. Check out this Better Homes and Gardens list of winter-proof perennials.
Normandy Homes in The Village at Twin Creeks has plenty of single-family homes with porches to give any of these ideas a try. If you’re interested in the convenient and luxurious lifestyle of a single-family home, visit the Normandy Homes website and contact us today.