When’s the last time you paid your home’s driveway some attention? If you feel bumps and bounces when pulling into your driveway, then it might be time to give it some TLC. Even with a fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior and beautiful plants planted in fresh mulch along the pathway, your home won’t look as good as it can with new driveway pavers.
However, redoing your home’s driveway isn’t something that takes little consideration. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the perfect driveway pavers. The style, design, color, and so much more should be taken into consideration before making a final decision.
Driveway pavers take your curb appeal to another level! Learn how to select the perfect pavers for your home by continuing to read below!
One of the first things that you want to think about when selecting pavers for your home is how the hues will compliment your home. Choosing pavers that have hues a few shades lighter than the color of your home is a good way to allow your home to remain the center of attention.
If your home is made of bricks, it’s not recommended to lay brick pavers as this may clash too much with your home. Brick pavers do, however, go well with homes that have wooden features. For brick homes, consider laying down grey pavers.
Take a couple of samples and see how the hues interact with your home’s exterior. You want something that’s going to pair well with your already established home.
Don’t forget to take your style into consideration as well. What style or look are you trying to achieve? Are you wanting to add pavers around and in a garden off to the side of your driveway?
If so, then your best option might be neutral colored pavers or grey tones to give a more relaxed feeling. On the contrary, choose vibrant and bright colored pavers to create a more energetic and fun environment. There are paver styles to suit anyone’s needs.
Even those looking to create a rustic feel can find pavers that’ll get the job done. Know what style you’re looking to create and then bring it to life through your pavers!
You’ll also need to remember that the sunlight will have an effect on your pavers. Depending on how much direct sunlight the pavers receive, the color of them can change. See how the pavers will look under the direct sunlight, in the shade, and at night under your landscaping lights.
If your driveway is located in an area where there isn’t a lot of sun and mostly shade, then you might want to opt for pavers of a lighter shade or hue to brighten up the area. Also, keep in mind that if you live in an area where it gets pretty hot, the pavers will get hot as well.
If you plan on walking on the pavers barefoot from time to time, then you may want to choose lighter colors, which won’t absorb the heat of the sun as much as darker pavers will.
Remember that you’re not forced to choosing only one color for your pavers. Going with multicolor pavers is a great idea because it helps keep the pavers looking cleaner for longer. For example, if all of your pavers are one solid color when a stain appears on them, it’ll stand out like a sore eye.
You have to keep in mind that stains are almost inevitable. Stains might occur from gas or oil from your cars, or spills from a BBQ grill, tire marks, bird droppings, and more. These stains won’t be as noticeable when choosing multicolored pavers.
Your roof’s shingles are something that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Notice the color of the shingles or other roofing material that your home might have. It’s a good idea to try to match the pavers on your driveway with the roof on your home.
You don’t have to find an exact color match to your roof, but try to find something that’ll go well with your roof. Try to find pavers that have some of the same hues as your roof does. Doing so will tie everything together.
Creating embellishments on your driveway is a great way to add a bit of character. You can create embellishments near different focal points of your driveway, including the area where the driveway meets the garage, the road, or the area where someone would be dropped off in front of your home on the driveway.
Consider creating a circle in the center of the driveway, two overlapping squares, a river pattern, or something else. This is your time to show your personality. Your embellishments will take an otherwise boring driveway and give it a splash of character!
Concrete pavers are one of the most low-maintenance options out there. Concrete pavers are simple to replace as they’re easy to lift up. When doing so, you won’t even be able to tell that a paver was replaced.
It’s also important to consider laying down pavers that are non-porous. Doing so ensures an easy clean each and every time.
Choosing the Perfect Driveway Pavers Is Simple!
If your driveway needs a remodel, don’t become lost in a panic. Choosing the perfect driveway pavers doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these helpful tips above to make the process as simple as possible.
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