Today a starter home costs an average of $150,000 to $250,000. In most areas that means it comes with a small front yard if there’s any yard at all. So what do you do with that space that doesn’t feel like you can do anything with it? How can you make a small yard pop?
Even the most modest front yard can use these tips to boost your curb appeal and make your home pop.
Rethink a Lawn
A lawn takes a lot of work, and a lot of water, and unless it’s pristine, lawns can start to look tacky pretty fast. You may not even live in an area where a lawn is a sustainable choice.
Fortunately, it’s more fashionable to opt for drought-resistant landscaping and native plants instead. Choosing plants local to your area will make your front yard more attractive, and easier to care for.
Pop With Color
Adding color to your front lawn will boost its curb appeal and make it more inviting. Accent with a big flowering bush, or some tasteful, colorful lawn furniture if your HOA allows.
You can even consider repainting your home’s exterior or go for an accent color for your front door. With big projects like that, it’s worth it to hire a painting company instead of taking a DIY approach.
Adding big stones to your front yard can creatively cover patches of dead grass and add texture to your lawn. You can also consider a stone walkway or pathway to keep people from walking on the grass and add some interesting designs to your home.
On top of that, lining your path with solar lights will make it easier to see at night and make your home more inviting.
Pay Attention to Heights
When you’re planning landscaping for your front lawn, pay attention to the different heights of your decor and plants. Mixing these up and layering them creatively can add depth to your lawn and make it look bigger.
However, keep in mind plants have very specific sunlight requirements. You don’t want to put a plan that needs a lot of time in full sun right next to a towering tree.
Make It Your Space
Most people prefer to add a hammock or a coffee nook to the backyard. Back yards typically have more privacy, but that doesn’t mean decor is banned from your front lawn too.
Add a garden gnome, a hammock, or a coffee nook if you like. It’s your home, so make it welcoming.
Use These Tips to Spice up a Small Front Yard
A small front yard doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker or an eyesore. Instead, you can use these tips to make your space eye-catching and easy to care for.
Opt for native plants and simple landscaping, and catch the eye with bright colors. No matter what you choose, make sure it accents your house, and it’s easy to take care of.
What tips do you have for making the most of a small front yard? Let us know in the comments below!