Your driveway is often one of the most important aspects of the exterior of your property. Among the first things visitors will notice, a well-kept, attractive driveway will completely enhance the aesthetics of your home and can significantly increase its value and visual appeal.
When you are planning a driveway refurbishment there are a huge number of resurfacing options available, including gravel, asphalt, tarmac, concrete and resin bonded surfacing. Additionally, there are a variety of styles and finishing touches to choose from, ensuring you can create your perfect driveway whether you prefer a traditional, elegant design or a more modern and striking one.
So if you are struggling to choose between the vast array of options available and are looking for some driveway inspiration, have a look at our tips for creating unique, eye-catching driveway designs…
#1 Utilise colour and patterns
Colour is one of the easiest ways to instantly and dramatically enhance the visual appeal of your driveway. Bold colours, whether presented in the form of painted concrete, coloured tarmac or asphalt or stained resin bonded surfacing, create a fun and contemporary look which is sure to catch the eyes of visitors and those passing your property.
One of the most important things to consider when designing a driveway which uses colour and pattern is to make sure it complements the rest of your home and its surroundings.
#2 Create a border
Incorporating a border, trellis or patterned edge in to your driveway is also a great way to increase its overall appearance and, when well designed and installed, can take your driveway from ordinary and unremarkable to an imposing design statement. By defining the edges with a contrasting material, pattern or colour you can also enhance the function of your driveway as it creates a clearly established space in which to drive, walk and park.
Borders are also a fantastic way to create additional, clearly distinguished visual features on your driveway, such as gravelled shrubbery and ornamental areas.
#3 Incorporate lighting
There are various driveway lighting options available, all guaranteed to add instant impact and create a desirable, impressive appearance. Both attractive and practically functional, lighting can be used for a number of purposes – from alerting you to someone on your driveway and aiding your own vision in the dark, to creating a striking design statement.
And, whether you choose deck lights which are built into your driveway, security lights which come on if anything moves in your driveway or diffused lighting which throws light on bushes and trees, there is something perfect for every individual specification.
#4 Plant flowers, foliage and shrubbery
Greenery is an enduringly popular option to enhance the appearance of your driveway and, with a huge number of options to choose from, there is something for everyone. From long driveways lined with trees, to potted plants placed in gravel borders, you can be sure to find flowers, foliage and shrubbery whatever your tastes and budget.
It is also a simple and cost-effective way to adapt your home with the seasons. For example, holly bushes look fantastic during the winter months, as do daffodils during spring.
As experts in all aspects of driveway construction, the team at UK Surfacings offer a comprehensive, high quality driveway resurfacing and repairs service. With a huge range of driveway resurfacing options available, including gravel, asphalt, concrete, tarmac and resin bonded surfacing, you can be sure we will have the perfect solution for your individual specifications.
Our dedicated team of fully trained, highly experienced surfacing contractors can assist you in choosing the most suitable driveway resurfacing for your specifications, ensuring it perfectly complements your property and its surroundings, and will install it to the highest possible standards.
So for more information, or to receive a free quote, get in touch with the friendly team at UK Surfacings today!