Driveways are a key part of your home in that they’re constantly on display to the world. They’re the first thing you’ll see every night as you come home, and they’re also the first thing that any guests to your home will see. That’s why you want to make sure that your driveway suits your property, and more importantly, brings out its best assets. Follow our guide in order to get it right.
First of all, how much are you looking to spend on your driveway? As always, money is a deciding factor in this process. You want to make your home stand out, but you also want to be realistic about what it is that you can afford, that keeps you within budget. Remember to factor in how long your driveway is; longer driveways will require larger costs than shorter ones.
Now that you’ve got your budget decided, it’s time to think about what options this opens up to you. For those of you on a tight budget, have you thought about loose materials? Gravel and stone are two options which won’t totally blow all of your budget, but which will offer you good value for money. They’re efficient, long lasting, and they don’t tend to require much maintenance. If you want to splurge a little bit more and are particularly keen to think about aesthetics, then concrete or asphalt could be something to consider. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to have a generous budget, then why not go for granite or flagstone paving. Either will make your home look instantly more elegant.
Last but not least, you need to make sure that your driveway is also practical- after all, it’s there to do a job as well as look nice! If you or anyone in your family have mobility issues, then is a driveway where there’s a strong potential for you to slip, really a good idea? Most likely not.
A driveway doesn’t have to just be a place to keep your car. Think of it as an important part of your house and you can’t go wrong