Curb appeal is all about beautifying the outside of your home so that the house and landscape seem like the perfect package deal. For example, adding something as simple as paved walkways is an excellent way to improve curb appeal and property value. Walkways around your home go a long way in boosting curb appeal. Not only do they provide a functional purpose, but they also have the chance to add aesthetic value. Here are a few creative ways to incorporate walkways into your home design.
Create a Garden Path
There is nothing more alluring than paved walkways framed by flowers and shrubbery. To make an impact, consider outlining the walk with a garden space. Once your path is laid, dig out an even strip on either side of the path. Fill this with soil, fertilize, and add whatever plants and flowers you desire. The contrast of the colorful flowers against the paver stones will be impactful, eye-catching, and well worth the effort.
Have Multiple Walkways
No rule says you can only have one front walkway. You could have two walkways intersecting or forming a circle around a water feature, statue, or tree. Whether it’s functional to have more than one walkway or purely for aesthetics, these hardscaped areas can add a lot of curb appeal.
Incorporate a Pergola
Pergolas have become increasingly popular in landscape usage these days. Adding one on top of your walkway for guests to pass underneath gives a big aesthetic boost to the overall look and feel of the space. If it’s a spot where you might sit and relax or wait for guests to arrive, consider adding a bench or chairs. The pergola will throw some nice shade over the spot.
Light the Way
A paved walkway leads your guests to your front door or out into the garden, but what about at night? Adding some illumination to your walkway improves the look and ambiance of your home’s exterior. Of course, lighting also makes your front walkway safer to navigate l in the evening hours. When planning the lighting for your walkway, make sure you’re considering the current style of your outdoor space and cater to that.
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