When you’re thinking about landscape ideas for your Burlington home, a walkway for your front yard can pose a bit of challenge. No one wants to have a path that disrupts the flow of their yard and is right in the middle of a gorgeous landscaping design. Walkways, though, are very functional and can stop people from walking across your lawn when coming to your home, So, what can you do to ensure that your front yard walkway is both functional and attractive?
Here are a few ideas.
Expand your Front Walkway
Do you want your walkway to stand out and match your house? You can choose to have large stones that form a path from the sidewalk to your home. This can be a great idea for people who have an ultra-modern house or who like making statements with their home décor choice.
Use the Walkway as a Patio
When the front of your house has a great view, you may want to take advantage of it. Creating a walkway out of paving stones is a simple way to make the front of your home look polished, so you can put a double width of paving stones from the driveway or sidewalk to your home. This double-wide walkway can be used as a patio if you want to spend time outside at the front of your home or if you have guests who use walkers or wheelchairs, it can make it easier for them to get in and out of your home.
Choose a Mixture of Materials
You don’t have to choose just one material for your walkway. Mixing materials such as paving stones, wood or concrete can give you a very unique and creative look for the front of your home. This wow factor will make people stop and take a second look.
Is there a bit of a slope to get from the driveway or the sidewalk to your front door? Perfect – put it to good use. You can build a tiered or multi-level walkway to your front door. This can be in the form of large, drawn-out steps or a sloping walkway of paving stones.
Two Pathways for your Yard
If you want to have a walkway from the driveway and from the sidewalk, you may be able to create two pathways coming from your door. You may decide to merge them before they get to your door or have two individual paths.
Test Your Walkway with Gravel
When you want to put in a pathway but maybe don’t want it to be completely permanent, then a gravel pathway might be the right option. You can create a border for the pathway and then lay down the gravel in between the border. This can be a great option for testing out where a pathway might be, and you can put a more permanent option in place later if you’d like.
Contact Evergreen Landscapes Today
Do you have ideas about a front yard walkway for your Hamilton home, or would you like a professional landscaper to help you develop some? If so, contact our Burlington Landscape Construction team at Evergreen Landscapes today to arrange for a consultation.