The walkways around your property go a long way in boosting curb appeal. They provide a functional purpose and also have the chance to add aesthetic value to your home. As guests pull up to your home, your front paver is the first impression they have—and you want to make it a good one. Here are some creative ways to design your walkway to be the envy of the neighborhood.
Change the Shape of Your Walkway
The geometry of your walkway can be either curved or straight. This is usually determined by the locations to which the walk is connected. For example, if it is just a short distance from the street to the front door, curves may not be possible. Straight paths have more of a directness about them and are ideal for guiding guests to the entrance.
Curved walkways create a more naturalistic feeling. You can design a walk with one or multiple curves. If your garden walkway is coming off a front porch, start with lines perpendicular to the porch. The walk can be one large curve or have a few curves with “switchbacks.”
Create Multiple Pathways
There is no rule that says you can only have one front walkway. You could have two walkways intersecting or forming a circle around a water feature, pergola, or tree. Whether having more than one walkway is functional or purely for aesthetics, these hardscaped areas add a lot of interest and curb appeal.
Add Landscape Lights
Adding landscape lighting to your walkway with path lights or even lights built into a nearby retaining wall adds an important functional quality of making your walkway safer to navigate. Of course, lighting also makes your front walkway look beautiful at night Lighting can go a long way in boosting your property’s curb appeal.
Add Stepping Stones
Concrete stepping stones can add fantastical charm to your garden. These stones fit nicely in a natural setting, complementing your plants and other landscape elements without being too overwhelming. The stones can be placed apart to allow plants to grow between them.
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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.
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