My man and I have had previous experience renovating properties so we thought a new build would be a piece of cake. We wouldn't need to worry about uneven walls, unworkable room dimensions or dreaded demolition, but what we have encountered are a whole new raft of "challenges" that come with a new house build. Yes we have the floor plan of our dreams, new appliances and a completely blank canvas, but our poor house has no soul!
One of the biggest things we underestimated was the impact a lack of garden or landscaping has on the overall appeal of a house. At the moment we don't even have grass, so I'll give you a peak at the kind of garden elements I drool over and one day hope to have as my own.
(via New Garden Idea)
We have half an acre to landscape so we have to think on a big scale.
Symmetry and a green on green pallet are a must.
(via HGTV Gardens)
Don't even get me started on the romantisism of a vine covered pergola.
(via Secret Gardens)
Perhaps a sculpural element to add to the mix?
(via Hedge Garden & Nursery)
And a splash of white to add some interest.