There are many things that contribute to a home’s value, including those that you can and cannot control. You cannot control the walk-ability to nearby businesses, your neighbors, or how other people in the community maintain their properties or their style of Toronto landscaping. However, you can control the location in which you purchase, the interior features and upkeep of your own home, and any upgrades you choose to make to increase your home’s value. Another factor that has an effect on home values is the exterior presentation – or curb appeal, if you will.
Curb appeal refers to the exterior appearance of your home – how appealing it is to a passerby. If you’re looking to improve or retain your home’s value, consider making an investment in your home and property by enlisting the help of M.E Landscaping.
Landscaping is not a one size fits all term – each structure has its own look and feel, so you’ll want to include materials that complement the existing infrastructure. There are various components and options for landscaping and landscaping structures – while M.E Landscaping typically does include a selection of greenery and florals, custom landscaping is much more than popping some plants in the ground and calling it a day. Decks, arbors, trellises, driveway paving, and outdoor cooking stations are just some of the options you might consider as you investigate the various options that we offer. There are many items to consider and many choices to make to beautify your home’s exterior and increase your property value.
As you consider Toronto landscaping components to implement in your space, consider adding a deck to your backyard. Decks are a great way to extend your living area for socializing, grill outs, and relaxation.
Decks are traditionally built from treated wood that can stand up against the elements and harsh rays of the sun, but there are more options available today than ever before, such as IPE wood, recycled plastic and composite material. You’ll need to decide which material you prefer based on appearance, your preference for sustainable materials, upkeep and cost.
You must also choose the location and size for your deck structure. Most commonly, decks are built off of an area of the house with a door to easily access the deck or the house. One popular option is to build a deck directly off of the kitchen to easily move food and beverages back and forth between indoors and out. As for size, you likely want a larger structure, but need to keep in mind your overall property size as well. You don’t want a gulf that takes up your entire yard; make sure to leave space for grass or other elements, such as stone walking paths, pools, or planting beds.
When it comes to Toronto landscaping, we offer plenty of design options to choose from. M.E Landscaping typically includes plants, shrubs and greenery, but extends far beyond this to things such as fire pits, exterior lighting, water features, patios, sprinkler systems and more.
Outdoor fire pits are a great feature to add to your backyard or as part of a larger patio feature. This feature is an easy way to make great relaxing evenings at home all year round. Portable fire pits make an affordable, movable option for small spaces while built-in fire pits are an attractive selling feature for any home.
If working with a particularly large space, you might consider building an outdoor living room of sorts. There is a variety of patio furniture available on the market today including many pieces that are built for comfort and beauty – it isn’t simply metal frames any more. Accessorize furniture with smartly planned outdoor fabrics and throw pillows and then consider placing them around an outdoor focal point, such as a built-in fireplace. Typically made from stone, outdoor fireplaces are a great way to add beauty and a luxurious touch to your home.
Lighting truly finishes a space. As you consider your Toronto landscaping design, consider what type of environment you want your final space to become. If you will use it primarily during the daytime, then you likely need very little in the way of lighting design. However, outdoor living in the evenings is great for long conversations, parties, and relaxation. There are a variety of options, from paper lanterns to low garden-path accents to built-in spotlights. Lighting can transform any space and instantly set the mood – do not forget this important piece.
You might also consider water features, such as a built-in waterfall cascading over expertly arranged stones or flowing into a built-in pool, Water features provide ambient, calming noises and go a long way towards turning your back yard into a private oasis.
Of course, no Toronto landscaping design would be complete without greenery. A quality landscape designer will be able to recommend trees, shrubs, florals and more to bring in color, shape, and texture to your outdoor space.
Outdoor kitchens are the ultimate in outdoor landscaping, providing function, beauty and a feeling of luxury. Outdoor kitchens continue to grow to new heights and can contain any appliance you can think of, from grills and cook-tops to sinks, full refrigerators and even ice makers.
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Stonework is a beautiful way to greet someone coming onto your property. Interlocking designs add style and are often the first thing your guests will notice when arriving to your home. There are many design options to choose from and can either be custom laid in individual pieces or by precut stones or fabricated blocks. Adding limestone between the interlocking pieces will prevent weeds or grass from growing through, keeping your beautiful design effortlessly flawless. Beyond the benefit of beauty, interlocking designs require minimal maintenance and will last for at least 15-20 years.
As you investigate your options for Toronto landscaping, consider the full array of options and materials available to you. The team of highly experienced and professional contractors M.E Landscaping possesses the necessary skills to add beauty to your home and property for years to come.