Winter is the Time for Planning: How Landscape Design and House Style Impact Size, Cost, and Style

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We've seen alot of changes in 18 years of business, most notably cost and design elements, as experts in the field of landscaping and architecture, we at Well Done Landscapes understand the intricate relationship between landscape design and house style and subsequently cost. The way your home is designed and the landscape that surrounds it can significantly affect not only the aesthetic appeal but also the size, cost, and overall style of your property. Let's delve into how this works for different types of houses: Ranch, Bungalow, Colonial, and Cape style homes.

Ranch Style House

Ranch-style homes are renowned for their single-story, sprawling layout. These homes typically range from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and are noted for their open, casual layouts. When it comes to landscaping, ranch-style homes lend themselves well to spacious lawns and large garden areas. A well-maintained lawn or a vibrant flower bed can enhance the horizontal lines of a ranch house, making it appear even more expansive. However, keep in mind, the larger the landscape, the higher the maintenance costs.

Bungalow Style House

Bungalow-style homes, often ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet2, boast a cozy charm with a focus on efficient design. These homes typically feature a front porch or veranda, creating an inviting outdoor living space. Landscaping around a bungalow often involves creating an intimate, welcoming feel. Small, carefully curated gardens or patios can add to the coziness of the bungalow without overwhelming its size. Still, remember, intricate designs might increase your costs.

Colonial Style House

Colonial-style homes are known for their symmetry and grandeur. These homes often span 2,500 to 3,000 square feet, with a balanced facade that lends itself well to symmetrical landscaping designs. Consider using matching trees or shrubs on either side of the entrance or a central path leading up to the front door. While this style can be visually striking, it might also require a higher budget for maintenance to keep the symmetry intact.

Cape Style House

Cape-style houses, generally measuring between 1,000 to 2,000 square feet, feature a charming simplicity and elegance. With their steep roofs and large central chimneys, these homes are an iconic part of American architecture. Landscaping for a Cape Cod home often involves traditional elements like picket fences, flower beds, and climbing roses. Although these elements add a touch of nostalgia and charm, they can also increase your cost due to their intricate designs.

In conclusion, the interplay between landscape design and house style plays a significant role in determining the size, cost, and overall feel of your property. At Well Done Landscapes, we pride ourselves on understanding these nuances and delivering top-quality, personalized solutions that meet your unique needs. Whether you're looking for a sprawling ranch house with a vast garden, a cozy bungalow with a curated patio, a grand colonial home with symmetrical landscaping, or a charming Cape Cod house with traditional elements, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.