Who doesn’t want a picture-perfect invite into their home?
A driveway is a window into your home. Whether you realise it or not, it gives an insight to visitors and passers-by. It can offer visual impact or a subtle warm invite.
Driveways are often overlooked and taken for granted. However, they deserve recognition for more than their practicality but for what they offer to a house. After all they contribute to the curb appeal of a house. Not just for the visual benefits but also for adding value. The driveway gives an impression whether good or bad.
Your driveway is an extension of your house.
Things to consider whether your building a new driveway or updating an existing one. The style, material and colour are most important for aesthetic purposes. But for practicality and function you’ll need to also address the area itself, whether it’s flat or on a slope and also costs. If your home is traditional, you can still mix modern elements to blend the two. But they should always work cohesively and be seen as united.
There used to be limited options for materials for driveways in the past. Now there is a range.
- Grass block pavers
- Poured concrete
Adding to the hardscape
By using plants or grass you’re providing an escape for surface water to be absorbed. And with the choice to mix materials – incorporating plants adds softness, colour and interest.
Dependant on your budget, preference and terrain certain materials will be more suitable than others. With the above materials there is also a vast array of colours and sizes to choose from.