How to Make Your Driveway Stand Out  

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As your driveway is one of the first things that people see as they approach your house, it makes good sense to make it more welcoming and appealing to the eye.  There are several ways in which this can be done.  In this article we’ll go over a list of ways to make your driveway stand out.

 Install A New Garage Door

 Since the garage door is the vertical terminus of your driveway, installing a fresh and clean unit can do wonders for the driveway itself.  Garage doors come in a wide variety of styles these days and can make a huge difference in the curb appeal of your entire house.  Choosing one that’s stylistically appropriate can change the appearance of your whole driveway.

 Clean The Driveway

 If your driveway is made of asphalt, concrete or composed of some type of paving stone, giving the driveway a good wash can make a huge difference.  By using a pressure washer (or hiring someone to do it for you), you can thoroughly clean your driveway in an afternoon.  The results will be instantly noticeable.

 Repair The Driveway

Depending on what your driveway is composed of, a bit of repair work can make a quick, but eye catching difference.  By adding more stones to a gravel driveway you can even out any ruts or potholes.  An asphalt driveway can be resealed to create a fresh surface and fill in any cracks.  If your driveway has cracked or broken paving stones, replacing them with new ones will freshen up its look.

 Add Lighting

 Adding lighting to your driveway can change the appearance of your entire house.  Lining the driveway with lamp posts creates a classy ambience that makes the driveway easier to use while providing extra security at the same time.  Other lighting ideas could include built-in surface lights or short lighting standards surrounded by bushes or shrubs.

 Create A Border

 By adding a border composed of bricks, paving stones or flower beds around your driveway, you can improve the looks of the entire area.   The edging will keep gravel and bits of asphalt off your lawn while making sure your lawn doesn’t end up invading your driveway.