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Elements of Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Landscape Design, Remodeling, Uncategorized
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Landscape design can be thought of as an art form where the outdoor area is the painter’s canvas which needs to be filled with aesthetic value. One of the distinctions of this type of art is that it is in a constant state of change. The professional who does backyard landscaping in Monmouth County has to consider the area from several perspectives. It should be visually pleasing of course, but it must also have an element of function and be ecologically responsible in design. The goal is to incorporate all of the basic elements so that they collectively create a unified landscape design. There are four basic elements that must be brought together to form a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and matches the exterior design of the home. Read more »

Modern Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, natural light, retractable awnings
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A home’s landscape design is a very important aspect of the home overall. Most of the time we just think about landscaping in Monmouth County as a way to make the yard aesthetically appealing. But in reality, there is a lot more to it than that. When a homeowner finally takes the time to sit down and talk with a professional landscaper they will realize that the landscape design must be complimentary of the overall exterior design of the home or it will draw attention for all the wrong reasons. Landscape design can incorporate many different features depending on the desires of the homeowner and the effect he wishes to achieve. Here are a few of the most common features of backyard landscaping Monmouth County. Read more »

Home Design Trends: The Man Cave

Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: blackout shades, drapery systems, interior design
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Nobody is really able to pinpoint the exact moment that the “man cave” became a feat of interior design, but it has officially happened.  Previously, a “man cave” was your typical basement or extra garage space, or any place where the man of the house could place a favorite chair and hope to spend a few moments alone in peace and quiet.  But somewhere along the last few years, the man cave has taken on mythic stature and as its popularity continues to grow (social network HOUZZ sites over 11,000 man cave projects photos shared by members), so does the competitive nature of “man cave” owners who now know how much more than a spot in the basement, their special space can be. Read more »