If you're tired of the same old concrete driveway patterns, it's time you thought outside the box and came up with a more modern design. Here are ideas to make your driveway both useful and attractive so you have a unique curb appeal you will love.
Rock driveways are excellent for mess-free and low-maintenance alternatives to traditional driveways. Loose rock, such as marble, sandstone, and even river rock, provide a natural landscape in your driveway that you can enjoy. The uneven design of loose-layered rocks helps to hide oil and other stains from vehicles, and water is easily absorbed into the ground from washing vehicles. If you want a very easy new type of driveway, consider using loose rock instead of concrete for your installation.
When choosing loose rock for your driveway, make sure you choose rocks that are large in style. This can help them avoid crumbling from the weight and traffic of vehicles, which helps your driveway last longer.
Driveway paving is growing in popularity because of the streamlined, clean look pavers can bring to this part of the home. Brick pavers come in a variety of styles and colors, from black, red, purple, and even cream. Styles include circles, rectangular bricks, and even triangular-shaped pavers that can be placed in a unique pattern to give your driveway a whole new look. Pavers can be placed on top of current cement or asphalt driveways to make installation cheaper and easier.
If you don't want a massive driveway paving project, you can choose to just have pavers placed along the edges of your driveway to give it a more finished look. This is something you can also do while you are deciding just what kind of pattern you want for your driveway.
Decorative concrete is similar to paving a driveway, only regular concrete is used for the installation. While the concrete is still wet, it is 'stamped' with lines and patterns to create a brick paver look without the separate pavers. You can also have decorative concrete stained in a variety of colors, including brick, blue, black, dark brown, and even green. Talk to a contractor to see if decorative concrete is an option you can consider.
If you want to redo your driveway there are a lot of things you can do. From rock to decorative concrete, you can create a whole new driveway you will love. If you aren't ready to make up your mind, simply buy some brick pavers to line your driveway so it still looks more modern while you decide what you would ultimately like to do with it.