Different Types of Driveways

Different Types of Driveways

The majority of homeowners are looking for ways to improve their home and make it look more attractive, durable… and also stylish to-boot. Everyone knows “kitchen’s and bathroom’s” are great places to put your money to see a return – many will also look at renovating their garage. However, our driveway is one area of our home that we  often overlook updating and improving.

There are several types of driveways that you can choose from when it comes to updating. The most popular types of driveways you can find in most homes are the following.

  1. Brick Driveways: This type of driveway can add more charm and elegance to your home. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Bricks usually come in red, tan, pink and a deep red-almost-purple. Choose the color that will blend well with the color of your home well, and the details of your home’s architectural design such as the lamppost, mailbox hardware and gates. You can also create interesting and elegant free flowing patterns and designs with different kind of bricks.
  2. Concrete Driveways: The concrete driveway is probably the most common type worldwide, with a standard concrete coming in various shades of grey. Recent trends have even begun using “stamps” in concrete to dress up these traditionally drab slabs with prints and patterns. This driveway is very strong, hard-wearing material that requires minimal – to no – maintenance.
  3. Paving driveways: Some driveways are built by using a combination of two or three materials. Pacing stones, brick pavers and natural stones are the common pavers used. They can make driveways look more attractive. However, this type of driveway needs more time and is somewhat difficult to install. Paving driveways are also more expensive and typically require higher maintenance.
  4. Pattern Imprinted: As mentioned previously, imprinted concrete driveways have grown to become quite popular. These are by far the best driveways on the market place that require minimal maintenance that last for a lifetime. You can add several effects the mimic the appearance of slate, granite, flags, block pavers, cobbles, etc., to improve on the overall looks of the entire home while simultaneously adding value!

Keep in mind that since the driveway can be both functional and decorative at the same time, you need to think carefully about what you mostly need it to be. This will save you money, time, and stress when you start building your driveway.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate

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