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Get Creative with Your Half Acre Lot

August 8, 2022

At Boone Homes, our team knows how exciting it is for our homeowners when they find the perfect floor plan and community to set down their roots in. However, the creativity you get to experience when you select your home and personalize your interior doesn’t stop as soon as you move in. With beautiful half acre lots available at both our Reed Marsh and Blair Estates communities, our homeowners are able to fully dive in and begin decorating their outdoor landscaping to truly create their own personal oasis. Read on to see a few different ways you can expertly utilize your half acre lot to help bring your dream home to life. 

Create the ultimate summer destination

When it comes to building or expanding on your current patio, you’ll first want to take a look at the architectural style of your home and see what design techniques would complement the already existing aesthetic of your home’s backyard space.

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If the kitchen is the heart of every home, then it’s almost essential that your outdoor living area is equipped to keep up with your summer gatherings in that distinct area as well. By simply adding a standing grill and additional storage or counter space that can be moved around whenever you need—or, by going all in and building out the ultimate outdoor kitchen design, you can easily upgrade your outdoor space to fit any social gathering you have planned. While the outdoor kitchen is crucial, you never want to skimp out on creating the ideal lounge area as well. A multi-level stone patio is an instant attention grabber and adds a chic feeling to any backyard space—then when you add in an outdoor fire pit on top of it, your home will be the place to be on cool summer nights.

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With the summer weather still hanging around, there’s a good chance that you’ve been imagining days spent lounging by the pool—so why not make that the reality at your own home? Even though we’re in the last weeks within the summer months, it’s never too early to start planning how to upgrade your backyard space for next year, and a stunning pool oasis could be exactly what you need—but if you are ready to start the project now, a hot tub addition would be ideal to warm you up during the cold winter nights.

If you do decide to expand your current outdoor living area or add in the pool and hot tub—you could still look into creating a space especially for the kids. A small swing set and slide or a trampoline could be the perfect addition to any backyard—and on the pristine nights where you’re able to sleep out under the stars, an outdoor theater could be a simple and fun way to elevate your night simply by hanging up a large white bedsheet, getting a small projector and finding as many pillows and blankets as you can gather to cozy up the space. 

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Focus on peace and tranquility

Another incredible way to spruce up any half acre lot is to create the ultimate garden experience. Whether you’ve always been intrigued by the English countryside or perhaps by the serenity that can be felt walking around a Japanese garden—take some time to see how you can incorporate these ideas into your own backyard space. 

When it comes to an English garden, there are two different paths you can take. The first is a small country garden where the vines can be seen creeping up onto the home and the bushes and flowers are artfully taking over the outdoor setting. The second image is of immaculately trimmed shrubs lining a cobblestone pathway that leads you to a lovely seating area featuring a quaint fountain spot. If you’re looking to a Japanese garden for inspiration, though, everything you choose should have a specific purpose. A stone path represents your specific  journey through life while a bonsai tree represents harmony between ourselves and the natural world around us. Whatever it is you hope to convey throughout your outdoor space, staying true to yourself and your personal preferences will never steer you wrong. 

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If you’re hoping for something a bit more practical, however, creating your own farm-to-table garden is a great way to bring life and color to your backyard space while at the same time—beginning a fun family tradition that you and your loved ones can help with. 

When in doubt, it’s never a bad idea to keep the space clutter-free and open and simply enjoy the beautiful view that sits just behind your home—not to mention, any pets you have will love to run through the yard as they wish without any objects in their path.

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Make your dream a reality

At Boone Homes, our team has worked for over 30 years to ensure that our homeowners completely fall in love with their new construction home—and we can’t wait to make your dream home a reality. If you’re interested in purchasing your ideal home on one of our available half acre lots at both our Reed Marsh and Blair Estates—give us a call at (804) 376-5013 or fill out our online form today. 


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