The walkways around your home go a long way in boosting curb appeal. Not only do they provide a functional purpose, but they also have the chance to really add aesthetic value. As guests pull up to your home, a front paver walkway is the very first impression that they have—and you want to make it a good one.
There are many considerations to take into account with a walkway. Everything from the material to the physical layout is important. Working with a professional will help you get the most out of your project. But here are five ideas to help get you started on the process.
- Go for a Pattern: There are a lot of ways to get creative with a front walkway pattern. Whether it’s adding a color pattern, incorporating your family initials or house number, or even integrating a design (such as a circle), you can make your walkway one-of-a-kind with a little bit of creativity.
- Create Multiple Pathways: There’s no rule that says you must only have one front walkway. You could have two walkways that intersect or that even form a circle around a fountain, statue, or tree. Whether it’s functional to have more than one walkway or purely for aesthetics, these hardscaped areas can add a lot of interest.
- Add Lights: Adding landscape lighting to your walkway in the form of path lights or even ones that are built into a nearby retaining wall adds a really important functional quality of making your walkway safer to navigate. Of course, lighting also makes your front walkway look beautiful in the evening hours. Lighting can go a really long way in boosting the curb appeal of the front of your home.
- Make it Wide: Instead of a narrow front walkway, opt for something wider—particularly if your walkway gets a lot of traffic. If it’s a well-traveled walkway, you likely want it to at least be able to accommodate two adults walking side by side.
- Incorporate a Pergola: Pergolas have become increasingly popular in landscape usage these days. Adding one over the top of your walkway for guests to pass underneath gives a big aesthetic boost to the overall look and feel of the space. If it’s a spot where you might even sit to relax or wait for guests to arrive, consider also adding a bench. The pergola will throw some nice shade over the spot.
Hire a Professional
If you’re considering any of these walkway ideas—or perhaps a different one of your own—enlist the help of a professional to get the ball rolling. At Terra Lawn Care Specialists, we are ready to help you take your ideas from the dream stage to reality. Call us at 610-275-2170 or contact us online.