looking for landscaping ideas edging / raised bed with pic
We are landscaping our home in the spring and i'm looking for ideas for the front of the home.
picture can be found here
My biggest concern is what to do along the front of the house. I'm thinking maybe 3 rectangular raised beds, one along each of the 2 walls with the window and one along the front porch (from garage to the stairs that are on the left side not yet built in the pic) about as high as the cement foundation wall. If I do go with the raised beds however stone/brick is more than i think i want to spend for that much wall. Maybe some kind of timber wall but i'm not sure it would look very good... Any ideas ?
Any other landscaping/design suggestions and ideas would be much appreciated.
looking forward to your input !