Whether you’re looking to extend your driveway to make room for more vehicles, a boat, or even for a safer place for your kids to play, it can come in really handy. However, if you’re already renovating, you might as well consider the different options available for your driveway extensions.
Here are a few ideas to not only make it look appealing but also to extend your driveway for your next design upgrade.
Since your driveway is one of the first things people see when they set eyes on your property, it is always worth investing in and trying to make it look as appealing as possible. One of the most common reasons people think of getting a driveway extension is due to what happens to the driveway when rainfall. If you have a quite narrow driveway that is close to your garden, you can end up stepping in the muddy grass, messing up your shoes, and also leaving muddy marks on the driveway. Adding an extension will help resolve this issue, and while you’re at it, you should really consider getting resin bound driveways since they don’t just increase the curb appeal, but they also really help water run off easily instead of it being collected and you worrying about puddles or kids skidding. What makes water slide easily is the resin, being a permeable material. The overall look with the added width will increase your curb appeal big time.
Having extra room in your driveway for your kids to play will not only make your home feel a lot more exciting, but it will also keep your kids off the street and, therefore, away from danger. Most of the time, the easiest way to create that expansion is by using asphalt or concrete, but due to the effects of age and withering, you could find that there is a difference in color that makes the whole look rather odd. In order to prevent this, you can easily resort to using an entirely different material such as resin or even brick to bring in the contrast and make it look like it’s a part of the design rather than a mistake. In this area you can add a basketball hoop for your kids to play or floor games such as hopscotch or snakes and ladders to make them really enjoy their outdoor time instead of being glued to their gadgets all day.
If you barely use your driveway for vehicles or think space is a waste, then there are other options you can consider to make use of that front space. Turning your driveway into a patio can be a great idea for starters, depending on the size and position of your driveway as well as the extra space you can use to increase the overall size of your driveway. After that, you can consider even opening it to your existing patio to double its size or use different levels so you can add pots of flowers or decorative items contrasting with the driveway.
Room for more vehicles
One of the main reasons people tend to get driveway extensions is to be able to fit more than one vehicle or even a boat. Depending on the size of the vehicle and the amount of space you have, you can choose to add length to allow the vehicles to park behind each other, or you can add width. When adding width some people tend to add it only on one side or on each side of the existing pavement to allow for a more eye-friendly and appealing look.
As mentioned earlier, when adding a new layer of concrete to your existing driveway, there is a color difference that looks quite odd, and so it is always advisable to use a different material entirely or use a different pattern to make it look like it was intentional rather than a mistake. In most cases, it is fairly easy to add width to your driveway, even if you have a garden with a hedge as you can just move any plants or trees for the distance you need.
Using your driveway as a landscaping area will really transform how it looks. Adding different borders that make it stand out in terms of design and appearance according to the overall look you want to achieve can make your driveway something else. Mixing between different materials, including grass, flowers, brick, and concrete will add depth and strong sense of design to your driveway. It will also help you extend it and have your entire front area made using this mix of materials, which will make it not only look super attractive, but will also reduce the amount of care and energy you need to take care of a garden.
Instead of having to maintain a garden, constantly mow the lawns, watering the grass and plants, and use pesticides, you can avoid all this along with any other chores that come with maintaining a garden and keep your entire area a driveway extension. You can decide what you want to do with the area depending on your interests. For instance, you can have a barbecue area with a built-in barbecue grill and even add built-in sofas so you won’t have to worry about purchasing outdoor furniture. You can have another area where your kids can practice skating and you can even add different levels to make it more entertaining. Moreover, you can make a small pool for your kids to be able to use when the weather allows. In all cases, extending your driveway will give you the opportunity to have a wide variety of options and the contrast in materials used will definitely make it stand out.
Depending on the space you have and what you intend to do with your driveway, you can really make use of the extra space and add a lot more curb appeal as well as useful ideas to your driveway. However, to ensure that your driveway still looks pretty, always take into consideration the materials that can be used to make sure they go with what you already have.