Driveways are the first thing your visitors see when arriving at your property. The entrance to your property sets the tone, and first impressions matter. Homeowners often focus on the house and install a driveway almost as an afterthought. If you’re ready to design and install a new driveway and want to ensure it will be something you will love, useful for you, and lasts- look no further than Carroll Landscaping.
Prioritize Function over Style
When designing a driveway, many people tend to prioritize style over practicality. As a result, you end up with a driveway that doesn’t sufficiently serve its purpose. For instance, you might make your driveway too small to meet a specific style. It might look nice, but it’s a waste if your car doesn’t fit. It’s also important not to over-decorate. While your driveway should look nice, it’s important to remember that it’s part of the entire aesthetic. It should fit in well with your landscape, house, and other elements of your property.
Use High-Quality Materials
Many materials are available that are both functional and attractive, allowing for aesthetically pleasing and durable driveways. The most durable and practical type of driveway material is pavers. Pavers possess longevity and an aesthetically-pleasing appearance as well. Many different pavers are available, including smooth, textured, tumbled pavers, and more. This material provides a classy and elegant look you can’t get with many other driveway materials.
Consider Your Vehicle’s Needs
Vehicles have to be able to navigate your driveway quickly and safely. For example, cars can’t turn at right angles, so it’s essential to include curves and turns to accommodate that sweeping motion. Consider the length of your driveway and how vehicles can easily enter and exit. Can they turn around, or will they have to back down your driveway and into the street? It’s best to install a turn-around that enables drivers to drive forward out of your driveway. The real key is making sure you have the right amount of driveway for your household. You will likely need a wider driveway if you have a large truck or multiple vehicles.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.