Utilising your home’s natural surrounds

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your home is in the city, the country, or somewhere in between, your home’s surroundings help to make it unique. Wherever your home lies—amidst rolling hills, lush trees, sandy beaches or even a busy city street— you can work with its natural surroundings to help make the most of your location and everything it has to offer.

In the following blog post, we’ll give you some tips to help you make the most of your home’s exterior positioning.

Accentuate your best views: What’s your favourite view of your house? Where’s that special view, at that special time of the day, that just makes you smile? Accentuate this view by adding a window, increasing the size of an existing window, or — if you want a more simple solution— making an existing window more of a focal point inside the home so your eyes will be drawn there. This can be done using curtains to highlight the view, and ensuring your window is kept clean and bright. Try our PVC-u cleaner to get your PVC windows shining!

 

Paint your exteriors a colour that complements the surrounds: It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for the look of your home— outside or inside! When it comes to painting your exteriors, take a look at the space around your home and find a shade that will work well with the environment. Whether you want your house to blend in or stand out, taking into account the area around your home will help you determine your ideal colour. Is your home on the ocean? Consider a rich blue reminiscent of the deep water. Is your home surrounded by greenery? Opt for a natural green to complement the foliage or a striking bright white to stand out and highlight the green around you.

 

Embrace the outdoors with an open conservatory: Greenery has a calming and positive impact on our mood. Bringing some of the natural world into your home in the form of a conservatory will open up your space and make it brighter and even more peaceful. A conservatory highlights your exteriors and gives you a beautiful room to enjoy. Make your conservatory as bright and airy as possible with large floor-to-ceiling windows or doors that open to let the soft breezes in. We promise this will be your new favourite room!

 

Include native trees and plants in your garden: Working with plants that are native to the area in which you live will help ensure your garden will thrive as well as blending in perfectly with the surrounds. Although high design gardens can look stunning, wild gardens that are left to grow naturally will bring freshness and organic beauty to your exteriors.

 

Wherever your home is, you can embrace its surroundings and highlight the best aspects of its natural environment. The above ideas will get you started. For more exterior inspiration, visit our blog or call into your local Sandtex stockist.

 

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