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Driveway Ideas to Make Your Home Stand Out

There are few things people see first when they’re passing your home. Those things are the front of the house, front yard, garage, and driveway. Most of the time, we put effort into having a nice-looking house, a pretty front yard, and a garage, but we tend to forget about the driveway. However, it is a common mistake since it is an integral part of the appearance of your property, and it can easily increase or decrease its value.

There are many types of driveways, and you can build them using different materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or gravel. However, if you don’t want it to look dull, the good news is there are many ways to achieve it. Most of the options are budget-friendly, easy to make, and don’t take much time.

In this article, I will show you the best ideas that can help you have a beautiful driveway. Keep reading to find the best one for yourself.  

Concrete and grass 

A car standing on the grass and concrete driveway
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There are many concrete driveway ideas, but the bright color of grass during the summer always matches the raw concrete color. This design is easy to make but can change the overall appearance of your driveway significantly. You can use thick or thin strips of grass, as well as concrete pavers. You can put just one or many strips. It’s totally up to you. Just make sure to take care of the grass, so it can keep its vivid color.

Circle Shaped Driveway

Mansion with concrete driveway
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If you have a lot of space, the good idea is to make a circle in your driveway. It’s practical because you don’t need to reverse your car to leave the property, and it also looks interesting. It doesn’t matter if your driveway is made of concrete, gravel, or any other material. You can easily make a circle shape before putting the material on it, and it shouldn’t cost you a fortune. It also makes your property look fancier.

Block Paving And Asphalt Driveways

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If you can’t decide which material you should use, why don’t you use more than one? This solution will provide you with an interesting design but also can save you some money. For example, if you want to have a block paving driveway, but your budget doesn’t allow you to put it everywhere, just add some asphalt. Put the cheaper material in the less visible area.

Different Types Of Blocks

Different blocks paving driveway
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If you want to use the block paving driveway, you don’t have to stick to the one type. On the contrary, if you want your driveway to stand out, try using different types of them. With some basic aesthetic rules, you can mix them in a way that will make your driveway catch the eye. Just make sure to prepare the project beforehand, so you can see how the final effect will look like. Otherwise, you can end up with something that will have to be rearranged.

Grass Driveway

Grass driveway
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Instead of adding a bit of grass here and there, why don’t you have a grass driveway? It’s very easy to make and looks beautiful. However, if you plan on using it with multiple vehicles, it can be difficult to keep its natural appearance. It’s not a popular solution, so most people will try to have a look while passing by your house. During the hot seasons, it will be a great addition to your property.

Patterned Driveway

Patterned driveway
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When you use blocks, the good thing is that you can put them exactly how you want. So, in that case, the sky’s the limit! You can use your imagination to build any pattern you want! You can make squares, rectangles, or circles. You can also mix the colors the way you want. Make a project first to check if the patterns will match the style of your property before building the driveway.

Gravel and Concrete Driveways

Concrete and gravel driveway
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A gravel driveway is always a good idea. However, while mixing different materials, don’t forget about doing it with gravel and concrete. These two durable materials look great together and can change the whole appearance of your house. You can use concrete as the main material and gravel as an addition, or you can do it the other way around. That’s your decision. Gravel is cheaper, while concrete is more durable. However, when put next to each other, they can be a real game-changer.

Path Crossing The Driveway

Path Crossing The Driveway
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Since your driveway belongs to you, you can do anything you want to make it stand out. In that case, why don’t you have a path crossing it in the middle? At first, this idea might seem a little bit odd, but no one ever said it is illegal. It will definitely make your driveway look more interesting and is practical too. You can apply this solution to any type of driveway.

Driveway On A Hill

House with a driveway on a hill
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If your house is located on the hill, don’t try to flatten your driveway. Instead, build it on a hill too. It is maybe not the most practical solution, but it matches the style of the house and looks great. When it comes to the material, stick to concrete, asphalt, or something else that won’t slide down. Try to avoid gravel or resin.

Cubic Driveway

Cubic Driveway
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Among any shapes you can use to build your driveway, cubes are the most popular geometric designs. No matter what kind of cubes you use, they will distinguish your driveway from others on your street. You can use small or big cubes, made of concrete or built with blocks, they should always match the personal style of your house.

My Favorite Driveway Design Is…

While building an attractive driveway, your budget can be limited, but for sure your imagination isn’t. There are countless ideas and designs that can make your driveway stand out and catch the eye of your guests and people passing. With a pretty driveway, the whole appearance of your property can increase significantly. So make sure to choose something outstanding rather than dull!

In this article, we made sure to include various options so anyone can choose something for themselves. We put driveways made of a variety of materials, such as concrete or asphalt, as well as mixed variations. My favorite one is the combination of gravel and concrete. Those materials look great together and make your house seem fancier.

Let us know which idea you like the most, and as always, please share!