Your driveway plays an important role in the overall landscaping and appearance of your home. Not only should it be functional, but it should also look nice! If you are in the market for a new driveway, discover 5 unique styles that will make your driveway stand out in your neighborhood.
5 Unique Driveway Styles
Keep in mind that you don’t want to be so unique that you become impractical. Your driveway’s purpose, first and foremost, is to provide a place for you to park. Few people have time for all the bells and whistles of extra maintenance. That said, here are 5 unique driveway styles that won’t cost you a lot of time or money.
If your house has the room for it, an arched driveway instantly makes your landscaping look classier and more eye-catching. Just make sure you keep the lawn between the arches freshly manicured.
You can also take it a step further than the arch with a circular driveway shape. The full circle leaves a patch of grass in the middle perfect for an arch, fountain, or another lawn decor. Paired with elegant brickwork, the circular shape is sure to catch the eye of your neighbors (or potential buyers).
Geometric patterns spice up the inside of a home, so it only makes sense that they would spice up the outside of a home. Some homeowners layer stripes of grass between uniquely shaped bricks. Others switch up the colors of the paving stones. If done correctly, geometric driveways add that “pop” that makes a home extra visually appealing.
If geometric patterns aren’t your thing, an orderly brick-laying pattern just might be. Clean bricks laid in simple, straight lines on the outskirts of an asphalt driveway look neat, but not boring. As an added bonus, they help accentuate good landscaping.
Finally, consider dressing up a regular driveway with some fancy landscaping. Plant beautiful shrubs or flowers along the edge of the driveway, then lay gravel. It might seem small, but a little extra attention to the details goes a long way.
Other Ways to Keep Your Driveway Looking Fresh
Of course, even if you have a standard asphalt driveway, you can still maintain it. A clean, well-kept driveway does wonders for a home’s curb appeal. Just make sure you employ the following steps as a habit.
Make minor repairs when necessary.
Never leave crumbling or potholes to the mercy of the elements. Instead, take the time to repair cracks as they occur. Not only does this improve the appearance of your driveway, but it saves you money on bigger replacements down the road.
Seal your asphalt.
On the other hand, make the effort to prevent minor damage by sealing your asphalt driveway. Asphalt sealing provides a barrier of protection against sun, rain, ice, etc. It increases the lifespan of your driveway and protects against unsightly oil stains.
Wash your driveway periodically.
Did you know that you should wash your driveway? Try pressure washing your asphalt at least once a year.
Have More Questions?
You can count on Walt’s Paving to complete your residential or commercial paving project in an efficient and timely manner. We have over 40 years of experience paving asphalt driveways, making asphalt repairs, and sealcoating asphalt. We are located in Osceola IN and service homeowners and businesses within 50 miles of Elkhart IN. If you have any further questions regarding our services, do not hesitate to call us today.