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Your driveway doesn’t have to be boring. It’s a utilitarian space, yes, and it needs to be designed with practicality first and foremost. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice on visual appeal. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway is one of the easiest ways to get a driveway that’s functional and attractive. But you don’t have to stop there; once you’ve chosen the material you’re going to surface your driveway with, there are a number of other possible additions to the front of your property. They’re simple, effective ideas that can have a fantastic effect on your home or business’s “curb appeal”.
For example, CD Designs offer a range of fencing and gating, which can be installed along with your driveway. We can also install patios, and areas of decking, which could help to make your driveway and front garden a more social space.
For additional security, as well as functionality, you could consider lighting your driveway. External lights can be mounted in a number of subtle ways, and either controlled directly, by a traditional on/off switch, or by sensors. Well positioned lights can help you to make your driveway look impressive at night-time, and make it easier to park or move about on foot after dark.
One of the benefits of a pattern imprinted concrete drive is that it can be installed in shaped bands and fields which allow you to leave space for flower beds and rockeries, amongst other features. These can add some additional colour to your drive, as well as letting you keep your green fingers well practised.
Edging and footpaths also present an opportunity to inject a little bit more interest into your drive; either by creating them out of materials like gravel or reclaimed bricks, or, if that sounds like too much hassle, by picking a complimentary patterned-and-coloured concrete combination from the wide range available.
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18th February 2010