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The intent of home exterior design is two-fold.  On the level of aesthetics, home exterior design provides an external and sophisticated compliment to the architecture of a house.  By integrating Nature and man-made structures, the home interior designer creates a framework into the usefulness of the home interior can be expanded into the world beyond without compromising the beauty of the landscape.  This is very important, because the functional elements of the outcome must blend effectively with indigenous vegetation, manicured lawns, outdoor decorations, and fountains in order to create an environment that is suitable and comfortable for quality outdoor family time and home entertainment functions.  Only a few companies in the world of landscaping, such as Houston’s Exterior Worlds, provide this sophisticated blend of natural harmony and human creature comforts for the discriminating homeowner who is seeking a living experience beyond the norm.

Home exterior elements vary widely based on several important factors.  The lifestyle of the homeowner is first among these.  At the end of the day, what the resident plans to do outdoors provides our team with a great deal of information on what we can build for them.  Careful analysis of the house and surrounding landscapes also plays a key role in helping us shape the specifics of a home exterior design plan.  Landscaping itself forms the foundation of this plan, and acts as a framework where structures and activity centers can be blended with pockets of indigenous vegetation, gardens and manicured lawns, and large, stately trees that rise prominently in various locations within the yard. 

Some of our most popular home exterior designs include, but are not limited, to the following elements

Screened-in rooms
These are ideal for parties, family gatherings, and even important, formal events.  They can be equipped with anything from fine furnishings to extend a living room outdoors, or be outfitted with an entertainment system and an outdoor bar as an open entertainment area that provides convenient exposure from insects and other pests during outdoor events.

Outdoor kitchens with garden elements included
People that enjoy grilling for large groups love these open-air structures that can include everything from smokers to refrigerators.  There are a number of ways that they can be designed, as well.  Some can be built out of hedges, while others can be simple gravel areas open to the elements.

Pools and Patios
Many people fail to realize that pools and patios are actually exterior design elements just as much as they are home entertainment areas.  Many also realize after the fact that it is much easier to have a pool installed or a patio built as part of a larger, more comprehensive design plan than it is to attempt working directly with a pool specialist or carpenter.  These professionals are more used to working with general landscape contractors like Exterior Worlds and can much better serve the resident when a well-developed schematic is shown to them by an expert who speaks their language.

Arbors, Gardens, and Shade Structures
Much can be done with the simplicity of a group of trees or an ornamental garden with a fountain.  Outdoor tables and benches can be placed around these areas to create gathering spaces for mingling guests.  Landscape path lighting can be installed that creates walkways for people to takes short walks along winding trails that increase an illusion that the property is much bigger than it really is.

Indeed, almost all elements of a home exterior design will create a feeling of freedom and expansiveness by strategically positioning a variety of structures and conveniences in convenient locations around the property.  When done correctly, it can make a property to look as large as 2 ½ to 3 times its normal size—much the way adding furniture to a room makes it look larger.  The amazing range of options that this science offers to the homeowner makes it one of the most customizable design disciplines practiced.  With so many natural and structural elements to work with, virtually anything can be created within the boundaries of safety, comfort, and proportional harmony that will provide lifestyle and entertainment to today’s eclectic homeowner.

For more the 20 years Exterior Worlds has specialized in servicing many of Houston's fine neighborhoods.

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Invest in a Courtyard Design that Increases your Home Value
This little outdoor room does not have to be very big at all to catch the eye and become the talk of the neighborhood. It does not have to be complex, either. All you really need is enough of a patio to encircle a small lighted fountain with outdoor furniture. Steps can lead up to the platform, s...
Express Your Personality through a Custom Courtyard Design
Houston Texas Exterior Worlds combines patio construction and masonry to create custom courtyard designs that are intensely personalized to the individual’s favorite activities. We build a patio made from a hard surface such as stone, decorative concrete, brick, or gravel stone mixtures. Some co...
Exterior Wall Fountains in your Landscape
Houston Tx Exterior wall fountains are elegant features in your landscape. At Exterior Worlds, we have found that they add visual charm and auditory pleasure as they direct the viewing eye across the outdoor design. Additionally, they are quite versatile, fitting into the odd crook and cranny or tak...
Front Yard Landscape Design
Your front yard landscape design in Houston, Texas is the first thing that registers with people about your home. It says everything from “All are welcomed here” to “We like our privacy.” While the front yard landscape design is always important, it is never more so than when you are ready to sell y...
Yard Landscape Design Ideas
Yard landscape design tips begins with three words: plan, plan, plan. Not that your ideas and schemes have to be elaborate. In fact, at Exterior Worlds we have found that some of the best yard landscape design ideas are simple and elegant. Foremost in our planning process is that the landscape is th...
Home Garden Design
Houston tx home garden design services and installation. Thinking about home garden designs opens up a realm of possibilities. Gardens are places of retreat and restoration. Gardens evoke pleasure, sensuality and intimacy. They are also places of change, every day, every season, every year.
Outdoor Landscape Design
Houston outdoor landscape design is always centered on the home. This is because the house rises preeminent as the dominant symbol of lifestyle and resident value system. Due to its significance, the home must be reflected and complimented by all points in the yard in order for the landscape desig...
Outdoor Lounge Design
The virtue that outdoor lounge design contributes to the landscape is a unique a sense of openness and freedom combined with a feeling of unspoken separation from more busy and activity-prone areas of the yard. It creates a special outdoor living experience replete with all the comforts of a modern...
Home Landscape Designs
Exterior Worlds specializes in home landscape designs that transform front and back yards into true outdoor living spaces. Functional elements are developed with an aesthetic in mind that always upholds the lifestyle, personal tastes, and values of the homeowner.
Outdoor Backyard Design Strategies
Houston Texas Design Strategies, Tips & Ideas. Exterior Worlds takes a very systematic and strategic approach to outdoor backyard design. Activities and personal tastes form the underpinnings of the landscaping plan. Great care is taken to understand the expectations of the client in order to cons...
Small Backyard Design
Texas Small backyards can be found throughout Houston in neighborhoods like Upper Kirby, Rice Village, West U, and Bellaire. Houses in these neighborhoods can be very small, consisting of only one story and two or three bedrooms at the most. Many townhomes and patio homes are also found in these p...
Home Garden Services
Houston Garden Design Services, Ideas, Tips & Installation. Perhaps you have a yard crew with whom you’ve negotiated a favorable rate—but the contract provides little attention to your garden beds. Or maybe your lawn guy is someone for whom you feel a sense of loyalty because of your long years of a...
Courtyard Design
Houston Texas Courtyard landscape design helps establish a relationship with Nature and human architecture. Courtyards are built as important elements in both residential and commercial landscapes. Restaurants use them for special outdoor seating areas to attract larger crowds. Office parks use t...
Outdoor Design
Houston Texas Commercial & Residential Outdoor Landscaping Design Services is a highly specialized form of residential landscaping. While paying close attention to standard landscaping elements such as fountains, gardens, and ornamentation, outdoor design creates a much more sophisticated aesthetic...
Home Landscape Design
Houston Texas Home landscape design matters. A study commissioned by the Professional Landcare Network states it in financial terms: Homes that have been professionally landscaped bring 15-20 percent more upon resale than those with no home landscape design. From an aesthetic viewpoint, it delivers ...
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