Some people drift off to sleep each night, fantasizing about secluded beach vacations or a fancy new wardrobe. Me? I dream of plants. I dream of plants to fill our front yard which has sat barren, save for a lawn and concrete mow strip for the better part of a year now. I've said it before and I'll say it again now- renovating and landscaping takes time, patience and moolah. It goes against my grain, but the patience part has been sort of been forced upon me by lack of time and budget. I constantly have to remind myself that Rome wasn't built in a day.
But with the holidays behind us and a little chump change finally back into the reserves, my landscaping dreams might finally be coming true. There is only one more obstacle left to tackle and that is the privacy screen that needs to go in before we go to town on the planting.
Privacy Screen is a bit of a misnomer for our purposes, which are purely about adding architectural interest in lieu of a second front facing window and have little or nothing to do with actual privacy.
I previously shared an early rendition of exterior plans:
We've modified the overall plan just a bit, taking it a little more modern with our choice of lighting fixtures and ultimately, our landscaping plan. However for the most part, screen renderings have remained somewhat unchanged.
We did momentarily toy with a smaller, more open panel design like those below:
Nick Noyes Architecture | Morgan Satterfield
But in the end, we are working towards a 8ft x 12ft version of this, which is inline with our original plan.
Yes... not only will we have plants, but our house numbers can finally go up as well.
We'll be ordering up the wood in the next week or so and will make headway on this project by early February... just in time to get those plants in the ground by early Spring. I'll be sure to post work in progress pics on Instagram (@holtwoodhipster) along the way.