It is a common error to consider driveways and pathways as part of the structure of the house and not as part of the landscape. The fact is that they are external elements and as such impact upon the appeal of the landscape. While the driveway is primarily utilitarian because it is where cars enter the premises and are parked, a badly designed driveway or path can detract from the overall appeal of both the house and the landscape that surrounds it. At Landscape Pros we know the importance of driveway and pathway design to the overall look of a home and its garden and we have the experience and design abilities to create those that add value to the home without compromising on the functional aspects.
The driveway is the first thing that visitors notice when they drive up to your home and what the neighbors see every day. This means that they create the first impression. An attractive design will take into account both aesthetic and functional aspects to create driveways and paths that look good and serve the purpose they are meant for. These include:
• Which layout – straight, curved or circular – best suits the existing layout and surroundings and required use
• Ensuring that important aspects like safety, access, drainage etc. are not ignored
• Whether a single or double car design is required and how it will look
• The length of the driveway or path, based on the property layout
• The type of material to be used – asphalt, pavers, gravel or concrete
• The use of decorative patterns and edging
• The use of decorative borders and apron to increase the visual appeal
• The most effective and visually appealing lighting options
• The durability of the construction – driveways especially are heavy use areas
• And much more
First impressions are lasting ones and an attractive driveway and path design will go a long way towards ensuring that your house and your garden make a strong positive impression on all those who see it. Although the homeowners and regular visitors may not consciously think about the appeal of the driveway and paths, the fact is that they have leave a subconscious mark each time they are viewed and the more positive the impression the more satisfied the homeowner is and the more pleased the visitor is to arrive.
We are landscape design experts with a detailed understanding of both what is appealing to the eye and what makes for the best functionality. We can create driveways and paths for your home that will enhance the appeal of your landscape and house while being safe, long lasting and providing you the utility you need. With Landscape Pros, there is no need to compromise on either the looks or functionality of your driveways and paths.