5 Tips To Help You Redesign Your Driveway

On March 31, 2019 by Himanshu Shah

The driveway is an often-overlooked part of your home, but in many ways, it is one of the most important. It would be easy to dismiss a driveway as only having a practical use for parking cars or maybe for some light basketball, but it is also the first point of entry to our home.

Just as many people place a welcome mat at their front door, some families are now looking at what they can do to their driveway and its surroundings. When coming home from a hard day’s work or a long road trip with the family, the sight of our driveway is our first sign that we are home, when guests visit it is one of the first impressions they get of our home. So, why not refresh it, renew it, and redesign your driveway!

Bring Life to the Border

Driveway Design

Our driveways are flat by necessity, we need to use them for our cars and trucks and bar-b-ques in the summer, but out on the borders, we can add height and color with raised and split-level planters. By selecting plants that compliment or accentuate the design and coloring of our house, we can add a visual dimension to driveways, and by raising some of the plants on raised planters or using hanging baskets and wall boxes, we can bring a physical presence to space.

Refinish Your Asphalt

Asphalt Driveway

The most versatile product to cover your driveway is the one that provides the most value. Asphalt overs all the practicality a driveway demands, giving cars and trucks a level space to park and a convenient space to use outdoors when the weather lets you. If you have a garage at the end of your driveway opening, the door can bring an ‘outside-in’ feel to bar-b-ques on a summer evening or add extra space to a yard sale. It is also worth remembering that an old, stained or broken driveway can often give visitors and passersby the wrong first impression of your home. Do not let a cracked and spoiled driveway cast your home under a shadow; there are companies such as Asphalt Driveway Minneapolis – Alpine Asphalt who offer free consultations to help you find a solution to an unsightly and aged driveway.

Bring Art to the Outdoors

Modern Driveway Ideas

An increasingly popular design choice with modern families is to add artwork to your driveway. A flat level surface, such as asphalt, can also be a canvas. Some people let their children take control and watch them go wild with spray paints, but a smarter choice may be something more structured such as a mural or a reproduction of existing art. Even multi-colored geometric shapes can bring definition and brightness to an area, especially when the colors used to compliment your home’s existing exterior color scheme.

Take the time to look at your driveway a little differently and stepping out of your car could be the first step into your home.

One Response to “5 Tips To Help You Redesign Your Driveway”

  • I find it cool when you said that opting for an asphalt driveway can help a person create a level surface to park cars and trucks on. With that in mind, my suggestion for those who own such a feature is to hire a local contractor to maintain it once every three months. Doing this will help extend its lifespan and prevent it from cracking too much in the future.

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