Updating raised ranch exterior

Some homeowners go crazy landscaping raised ranches, somehow thinking that “more is better.” Unfortunately this usually results in an overdone appearance, in which the visual becomes just a massive amount of stuff.

There is nothing structurally wrong with that, but it causes a number of headaches when you are trying to improve the landscaping and curb appeal of your home.

As shown in the illustration above, when viewed from the road, the tree obscures or minimizes the odd window.

From within the house, however, the tree is distant enough that you can see most of the road easily around it.

Most people will say that the point of landscaping is to “beautify” your yard.

It’s one of the benefits, but not the prime reason for landscaping.

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