In every neighbourhood, some homes command more attention than others. Eye-catching aspects of these homes might be an individual item or a combination of items, including a beautiful front porch, an interesting garage door, breathtaking landscaping, interesting walkways or driveways.
Your driveway literally and figuratively welcomes your family and visitors to your home. There are several ways to make your driveway more appealing, becoming the envy of your neighbourhood.
Over time, weather and daily use degrade your driveway. Repairing broken bricks or pavers on your driveway will quickly make a neglected-looking driveway look new again. If your concrete driveway cracks, filling the cracks and resealing the driveway will also reinvigorate your home.
Nothing makes more of a statement than landscaping your front yard because it offers a distinct first impression of your personality and home. Your front yard can transform your home’s curb appeal and impacts the way your home’s design looks from the outside. You can add flower beds along your driveway for a splash of colour. An attractive landscape view from the street shows a sense of individual pride and accomplishment.
Add lighting to your driveway for functionality and style. Lights will draw attention to your driveway and increase safety by helping you, and your guests see at night. Whether you choose to install pagoda-style lights in the grass along the side of the driveway, lights on poles or pillars framing the driveway, lights are a fantastic way to show your creativity.
Upgrade your driveway:
If your driveway has degraded beyond washing, repair or refurbishing, it might be time to upgrade your old driveway. Some options you might consider are paver driveways, which give you a wide variety of options when it comes to colour, size and design. From orderly horizontal placement, artistic circles and patterns in offset colours, or designs using a combination of pavers and grass, pavers can make your driveway stand out.
Many homeowners today are moving towards time efficiency and sustainability materials like concrete pavers. Concrete pavers come in a wide range of stain-resistant concrete materials that can be paired with your current landscape and driveway for an exquisite visual property and minimal maintenance requirements. The pavers require little human input because they are able to withstand the change of climate during the different seasons. They are offered in many different styles and looks such as Classic Modern Traditional Sophisticated Clean Patterned and Colourful.
Paver driveways can be somewhat pliable since there are so many edges to allow for movement from freeze and thaw cycles, therefore cracking rarely happens. Minor heaving can become an issue if you live in a northern environment and shovelling paver driveways can be a bit more of a chore since there are many edges to catch a shovel on. However, paver driveways are extremely durable and can withstand de-icing products like salt, magnesium chloride and other de-icing chemicals, so shoveling is substantially reduced.
Highlighting Your Driveway:
The driveway leading to the front of your home is an extremely personal project and reflection of your taste and style. Professional companies have design experts who can help you to select the perfect driveway to spruce up your home. There are many options to improve the look of your driveway, but upgrading to pavers is by far the superior choice to transform your driveway to something stunning. Enjoy the elegance plus ease of maintenance for a beautiful look, and you’ll become the envy of your neighbourhood.
If you are interested in having your Driveway updated, contact Evergreen Landscapes today. We service the Milton, Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville area.