The home’s façade should make a good first impression. What will bring this to life is the driveway and the walkway of the house. A popular option today for this purpose is a stamped concrete. This decorative option to construct in front of your home is affordable, durable, and will surely last long. To learn more about a decorative concrete driveway, here are some design tips that you can use either for your home or business establishment.
Choose from a wide variety of stamped concrete patterns
A stamped concrete driveway can be based on or replicated on different natural patterns, such as wood, flagstone, brick, and cobblestone. This could include a decorative border too. This decorative concrete design is intended to enhance your home’s curb appeal. The process involves stamping the pattern on the fresh concrete. With this option, you will not worry about spending so much on maintenance.Besides designing the driveway, stamped concrete is also preferred by many people on patios, walkways, and pool decks.
Match your home exterior’s design
The design of your driveway should not standout from your entire exterior because it is different. In short, it should complement or harmonize with the design of your home exterior. You can do this by matching the architectural design of your house or using the same tone of color. If you have a modern home design, you can choose either a subtle shade of gray, concrete overlays, or geometric patterns that will fit that contemporary style. If you have a rustic home exterior design, you can use natural stone patterns or earth-tone colors. This means that in case you do not have a design in mind, you can find inspiration from your own home or the design concept of its exterior.
Redesign your existing plain concrete
If you already have a concrete driveway but lacks any design, you can use that as a base and redesign your driveway. You can choose a concrete overlay that essentially resurfaces your existing plain concrete driveway. Since this uses only a thin layer of special concrete, you need not worry about thickening the driveway. You can also engrave designs using special tools or equipment then enhancing the same with concrete stains.
Consider adding a focal point
If your driveway has a large space, you can add a focal point. This is a decorative design that can be customed either to your existing or new concrete driveway. It is like a centerpiece in your large space. You can choose nautical stars, medallions, compass roses, or any custom design that you can find. This could give your curb a unique appeal.
Extend your concrete design
If it fits your budget, you can consider extending the decorative stamped concrete design on your driveway to your sidewalk, walkway, entryway, or patio. This will give you a uniform surface design. The colors and patterns will all complement well. The exterior of the home would have cohesive look, and this will certainly add value to your property.