Landscaped homes have immense aesthetic appeal, which boosts the value of the home as well, and an important aspect of landscaping your property is having an attractive driveway built. The driveway frames the front of your home, and is one of the first things a visitor sees when they come to your home.
People now prefer trendy and designed driveways to the simple paths that most old homes have. In Kent, popular driveways among the new generation include:
• Driveways lined with plants or ornamental grasses.
This adds to the curb appeal of your home. Flowering plants and grass along the length of your driveway makes the path look welcoming and homely. The greenery also reduces the harshness of the appearance of the driveway.
• Differently designed driveways.
Gone are the days when people preferred hammerhead shaped driveways. People now prefer driveways that appear similar to courtyards, which while harder to use, are much more aesthetically pleasing.
• Driveways built with different materials.
Classic asphalt, gravel, concrete, brick and even cobblestones can build attractive driveways. You can add special finishing touches to make your driveway appear more personalised and appealing.
• Lighting options along the length of the driveway.
Installing spotlights, deck lights or diffused lighting along the length of the driveway makes your driveway look attractive and welcoming, even in the dark. The lights are also a good safety measure. Lighting also makes for good designing, as it could highlight (or hide) design elements, lending subtlety to the entire set-up.
• Adding design elements to add to the appeal of the driveway.
You can install various elements alongside your driveway to make it appear less harsh. These include driveway gates, edgings, entry aprons, etc.
For people planning to have their driveway rebuilt or renovated, consult with a professional who specialises in building driveways to know your options, or even a landscaping company. Rebuilding your driveway can completely alter the appearance of your home and make it appear more attractive, making you the envy of the community.