Your driveway is the centerpiece of your home. Creating a magnificent space for your family and guests as a first impression will set the stage for the comfort and elegance you wish to convey. Designing, or redesigning, your driveway can be a satisfying experience with the right team to help you on your way.
Complementing the style of your home can be achieved with a few simple questions. What materials are present on the outside of your home? Do you have brick, stone, stucco, composite siding? The material of your home will help inform what is best to use for your driveway to create a picturesque front of your house. You should also consider the length and use of your driveway. Does it need to extend across a larger plot of land or efficiently use the least amount of space? Do cars or games of basketball routinely find themselves on the driveway or is everything tucked into another part of your home?
You’ll need to consider your climate and seasonal weather when designing a driveway as well. A gentle slope can help remove snow or disperse rain, while certain materials like flagstone will require more maintenance if routinely subjected to harsh elements. Our designers will work with you to comply with regulations and create an environment for optimal drainage and maintenance.
Of course no driveway is complete if it’s enclosed by a poorly designed front yard. Ensuring that you’ve invested in the lawn, plants, flowers, and accessories of a front yard that reaches its full potential is critical to achieving your goals for a well-designed driveway. We can also work with your existing irrigation system, or design you a new one, to efficiently distribute the water your front yard needs and ensure that you’re not spending any sprinkler time rinsing off your driveway.
You might also consider adding a water feature to your driveway design. There’s nothing that sets a tone of peace and tranquility more than a guest parking on the driveway, exiting their vehicle, and being greeted to sounds and sights of moving water. Consider how a fountain or pond design might be incorporated into your driveway design project.
Finally, there are several lighting options to accent your driveway’s ambiance and keep it safe and visible in the evening. Solar-powered perimeter lighting or even wall-mounted lights can illuminate your new driveway design so you can enjoy it any hour of the day or night.
A driveway design might also complement any xeriscaping you want to add to your home. The driveway itself occupies a significant amount of space that does not require irrigation, and it can be the ideal setting for adding stones, retaining walls, and plants that require almost no maintenance and very little, if any, water.
Our driveway designs bring all of these factors together and create the ideal driveway for your home, style, and budget. Contact us to get started with an on-site review of your driveway options and we’ll begin laying the groundwork for your perfect driveway!