The driveway is an important part of any property, be it a residential or commercial type. Not only does it serves as a means of getting and out of the property in a car, it also plays a huge role in creating a good first impression. A well-designed concrete driveway needs to also be durable, functional, and safe. Here are some cool ideas in transforming the driveway from disgusting to mind-blowing:
Stamped Concrete Driveway
Decorative concrete resurfacing is one of the most popular solutions to ugly, old, or slightly damaged driveways. Concrete stamping or stamped overlays are highly recommended for improving the look and function of an outdoor space. It features a broad range of patterns and designs for property owners to choose from. A set of stamps in the chosen pattern is stamped on a newly-poured slab or on a concrete overlay. Depending on the pattern, it is stained to acquire the desired look.
Illuminate the Way
Instead of opting for the traditional lamp posts, why not get creative lighting features? One of the newest trends is penlights on either side of the driveway, but instead of installing them facing upwards, install them pointing towards the driveway. Install the lights alternately so that the light kind of creates a zigzag pattern at night.
Personalize the Driveway
Professional concrete contractors can apply decorative patterns, images, graphics, or house numbers on the driveway with coloring agents. You can have an intricate pattern on the driveway or the number of your house, making it easier for mailmen to identify.
Plants are always reliable decorative elements. Line either side of the driveway with potted plants to make it attractive and refreshing to look at. You may also use succulents on islands or curves. Opt for plants that require minimal maintenance and those that can withstand direct exposure to sunlight.
Even the smallest details matter, even on a driveway. Put some low fencing on either side of the driveway. It can be wrought iron, wood, stone slabs, or small pebbles. Some homes spray their pebbles with glow-in-the-dark paint to make them glow in the evening. This makes the driveway a lot more interesting while providing the right illumination to guide the driver. You may also add a gate, an arch, or a trellis on the entrance of the driveway. These make the property look more distinguished and valuable.