Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Five Ways to Add Views to Your Home - Palos Verdes, CA

The Palos Verdes Coastal area is graced with some of the most magnificent views in the world. Since it is a peninsula it is surrounded on three sides with water and a large number of waterfront and bluff-top homes. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is also a small mountain and the hillsides are lined with view homes.

A view is a desirable thing to have; it also increases the value of your property. It is impossible to install an ocean view, but I've seen some creative ways to "add a view" to a property. Let's start with the obvious:

1. Trim and prune overgrown shrubs and trees. It is not unusual for a peek-a-boo view to grow into so much more with some artful trimming and pruning. A client once laced several large trees to discover a distant water view.

2. Turn a corner of your backyard into a garden with a fountain, seating area and your own mini resort.

3. Focus all eyes on the pool. Enhance the pool deck with a cabana, potted plants, dramatic lighting and inviting lounge chairs. What's not to love about vacationing at home?

4. Add a piece or two of interesting yard art. An interesting sculpture can transform a ho-hum space into cutting edge chic upon installation.

5. Refresh or start over with new landscaping. In my opinion, landscape architects are undervalued. The right green-scape and hard-scape can change the appearance and appeal of an ordinary house into an unforgettable home. Who needs the ocean to look at when everywhere the eyes turns there is a new delight to discover and enjoy?

Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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