Many homeowners think of landscape design as a way to add aesthetic appeal and beauty to their home’s exterior. This is very true, but it is not the only reason to consider enhancing your home’s landscape. Carefully planned, thoughtful landscape design can add valuable function to your Cleveland home. These are just a few examples of how you can use various design elements to add function:


  • Landscape Lighting. Transition areas of your home, such as walkways and stairways, can be difficult to navigate in the dark. Installing landscape lights around these potentially dangerous areas makes these spaces much more functional, as you and your family, as well as any guests, can safely utilize your outdoor space at any time of day or night. Landscape lights also serve an additional function: They are a security measure. A well-lit home can be a deterrent to potential burglars.


  • Custom Fire Pit. In Northeast Ohio, sometimes a late arriving spring or particularly cold fall season can make us feel as though our enjoyment of our outdoor space was cut short. Our recommendation? Consider what adding a custom fire pit to your backyard would offer you and your family. Not only does it create an additional outdoor gathering space for entertaining, but it extends the function of your outdoor space beyond the warmer months. Now you can enjoy chilly spring or fall nights around a warm fire pit, visiting with friends or roasting s’mores.


  • Walkways. Is your home’s existing stone or brick walkway crumbling? Do you lack a defined walkway from one essential space to another, such as from your front door to the driveway or from a patio to the back door? Replacing or adding a new stone or brick walkway can add function and safety to your home, giving you and guests a safe path to move around your outdoor space.


How can the talented landscape design architects at Exscape Designs help you add a desired function to your home? Contact us today to begin the design process.

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