As many homeowners seek to reduce their environmental impact when purchasing new houseplans through energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and utilizing eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, sustainable landscaping is also gaining popularity. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Pronounced “zeer-i-scape,” it’s a combination of two Greek words: “xeros” (dry) and “scape” (view). At Modernize , they love the benefits of xeriscaping and how you can incorporate elements of this ecologically sustainable landscaping into the outdoor space of houseplans.
One of the many benefits about building your own home is the fact that you can customize it to your specifications. While you do have to attend to your budget and the building guidelines of your floor plan, in reality you can have everything you want (and can afford) when you build from the ground up. This reality extends into the yard as well as the home. As you build, keep your landscaping in mind. Here are some ideas to make your landscaping an extension of your home and your creativity.
This waterfront house plan is compact, with open living areas and secluded private rooms.
Conversation flows easily from the two-story great room with open stair case to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom/study has a walk-in closet and bathroom access. Upstairs, the master suite and secondary bedroom meet at a convenient walk-through utility room. An island basement provides storage and parking space, while a home elevator makes it easy to move between floors in this house plan.