Our homes’ front entries and front gardens are how our homes present themselves to the world.
This episode brings us to the front of your home – which is usually the most public face of it. It’s actually the side of your home that most people see. It presents your chosen aesthetic, personality or style to the street.
And it’s usually the first thing you see as you drive up each day and think “I’m home!”
Amelia has seen homeowners work very hard to decide how they want this side of their home to look and feel. The style to do it in. Design, materials and colour scheme.
In this episode, she specifically talks about the front entry of your home, and the design of your front garden. And she talks about some big design concepts to help you determine how to create the best front entry design for your place. So it’s a chunky episode, but packed full of lots of useful ideas for your place.
Amelia takes you through the four F’s to help you think about what will work for your new home or renovation. She also shares 3 mistakes to avoid, and 3 key design tips to consider for your project.
The top 3 mistakes Amelia shares are:
Mistake #1: is hiding your front entry from the street
Mistake #2: is not putting ‘eyes’ on the street
Mistake #3: is to ignore your front garden as a valuable outdoor space for your home
There are also lots of design tips. Here are the top 3:
Design tip #1: use different levels to achieve privacy and specialness for your home
Design tip #2: be aware of whether your design works with a front door or not
Design tip #3: separate where people and cars move
And, because this is the last episode of Season 2, Amelia shares some final tips to remember as you design your home.
Listen to the podcast now, and learn how to get it right.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Learn about cutting sight lines in this podcast episode >>> http://undercoverarchitect.com/indoor-outdoor-connections/
And if you want to learn more about how to design your home, Amelia has created a special (and free!) e-guide for you. It’s called “How to Design a Home: 5 Simple Steps to Getting it Right”.
Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com/homedesign to get your copy emailed straight to your inbox. It will give you a fantastic head start on designing your home – whether you’re working with a design professional or not.