Front Yard Opportunities
Fully using space at the front of a property is often overlooked in designing for families. This may require extending pathways and walkways from porches, decks and patios. Avoid the use of stairs and steep inclines to provide access for a wide range of people, young, adult and aged. Using permeable surfaces that also allow easy walking and rolling can help to reduce water runoff while providing a safe and trip-free experience. This feature shows how the centric house can be accessed easily and in various ways within the house and to the back yard.
Similar to back yard projects, these improvements can be expensive, but they’re also much easier to complete piece by piece over a longer timeframe, which makes them much more feasible for many budgets.
Extensive landscaping and creating pathways will require professional help for all but the most dedicated do-it-yourselfers.