American Heritage Homes

Custom Homes for Sale in St. George

Charm up your front porch!

I’ve struggled with my front yard landscaping, we do not have a historic home with lots of architectural charm, we built in 2012 and this has been a from scratch work in progress.

I live in St. George Utah which means most of the homes are done in stucco for a low maintenance exterior, so all that wood charm you get from vintage wood built homes is lost and hard to duplicate.

I knew landscaping would play a big part and have struggled being from lush Beautiful British Columbia as the plants I love just do not grow here.

I feel like I’ve finally gotten a handle on my curb appeal after 4 years of trial and error and I really don’t feel like it was complete until I put in this square step stone walk way. Adding a walk way for people to easily get from the street to your front door is key and provides a sight light and focal point to your front yard. It was super easy, just cut out your squares of grass, frame them up, and pour the concrete. After the concrete dries take the framing blocks out and voila!

Another one of my favorite and easy ways to add a little “home” to your front porch is succulents. I went to a friends house and they had the most beautiful potted succulents, it made me remember their front porch so I added a couple of my own. Water once a week only so even I can’t kill these :)

The next thing I’ve added was a custom sign with our families name. I got this idea of course off of Pinterest. Found an old piece of barn wood and simply painted our name on it. Adds a little bit of a personal touch.

I’ve really struggled with my planters, I keep changing out the flowers year after year because each year I don’t love the overall look. I think I’ve finally come across a good mix but it will take them a year to fill in and bloom nicely. I try to stick with flowers that come back year after year so I don’t have to keep re planting them. I added a custom painted trellis for our vines, a couple welcome signs, a hummingbird feeder, some rocking chairs and a painted bell that my girls LOVE to ring, I’m hoping it will be pretty easy to keep up.

I still have to replace my welcome mat, having a hard time finding one I love but other than that our front yard is becoming a lot more welcoming, our trees and plants are growing and its finally starting to look like a home…. which is really hard to do with a new build.

Client Testimonials
  • For months, we had been looking for housing in the St George area. On one fateful trip we decided to take a spur of the moment drive that proved to be providence for us. We went to have a look at the Sand Hollow Reservoir as neither of us had seen it yet. Approaching Dixie Springs Road we saw all the for sale signs and so we turned east toward the beautiful houses. We were immediately struck with the beauty, the quiet of the area due to the lack of traffic, and the amount of friendly smiles and waves we got from folks there!We went to the first model home we saw and almost bought from another builder but missed out on the purchase of a ready built new house - sold as we were actually on the way to close the deal. Providence number two this was because with the news of having lost that deal we shrugged our shoulders and walked right into the model home of AHH where we met Seth.
    We looked at a home they were building but opted out and it was then we started talking about building our own home. We were delighted while going through the planning process because we were able to build a house to exactly the specifications we envisioned. Soon we were watching our dream retirement home being built. From the beginning stages of planning the home with Seth and Yvonne to bothering Shem and Nephi and everyone else through the construction process, everyone was very helpful.
    Thank you all at AHH for all the patience, attention to the detail of planning and building our home, and for working so hard to make the timing of the closing happen as we needed for financing purposes. And thank you so very much for the beautiful house we now inhabit. It was an amazing process to behold and we look forward to many years of happiness in our new home.
    We would absolutely recommend AHH to any of our friends and family looking for housing. Everyone there is very down to earth, thoughtful, helpful, considerate, and patient as they work with you throughout the entire process. We believe anyone would be happy as we are in a home that will exceed your expectations.

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    Jim and Susan Clark