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Top Tips for Creating the Perfect Driveway

Driveways are an important part of the kerb appeal for your home. Placed at the front of your home, they’re the first thing visitors see when they come over. It’s important that your driveway is an attractive and welcoming space but must also be practical and durable. You don’t want to be constantly repairing or maintaining a driveway that does not withstand the purpose it was built for.

Many people are turning their front gardens into driveways but still want their homes to look attractive. Due to a lack of parking spaces and the expense, more and more people are looking to make this conversion. Here are just a few of our tips for creating the perfect driveway.

Attractive materials

Your driveway must be able to withstand the weight of several vehicles but it can still be attractive. Concrete and tarmac might be cheap solutions but neither is very attractive. These materials can also become cracked and worn over time. Choosing attractive materials for your driveway can make it look inviting without having to add other features.

York Stone paving or cobbles will give your driveway a modern look and really make your home stand out. At Yorkstone Supplies, we have a range of attractive York Stone that will help you to revamp your driveway.

Landscaping

Attractive, well-planted front gardens are being given up for a car parking space. However, these homeowners also look to combine a driveway and garden to maintain their home’s kerb appeal.  Grasses, bright flowers and shrubs can be a great addition to your driveway and avoid having a completely paved space that you can still admire when you come home.

Using flowers and plants, you can create a border for your driveway to make it look even more attractive. This means you do not have to completely forgo your front garden for somewhere to park your car.

Hard wearing

Your driveway is going to be subject to heavy usage with possibly multiple cars being parked there at any one time. With this in mind, it is important to choose a material that is still usable even in poor weather conditions.

York Stone paving and cobbles have been used across the UK for centuries due to their hard wearing nature and attractive qualities. A driveway is a huge investment so it’s important to choose a material which will fare well over the long-term.

Low maintenance

Many people have gardens that need maintenance so want to spend as little time as possible looking after their driveway. Many of us have such busy lifestyles, so we look to choose design features for our homes that are as low maintenance as possible. Choose materials that will not strain under the heavy weight of cars and which will remain attractive over time.

Before laying any paving, ensure that you cover your driveway with a weed-proof covering to prevent weeds growing through the gaps in the paving and causing extra maintenance work. If left alone, weeds can quickly make your driveway look overgrown and untidy.

York Stone is a low maintenance stone that will retain its attractive qualities over time and even looks better with age. York Stone does not become slippy so you’ll be able to use your driveway safely in any weather conditions.

To find out more about the materials we have on offer at York Stone Supplies, browse our full range of products here. If you’d like to find out more about our landscaping and fitting service, click here to find out more.

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