How to Choose the Right Driveway for Your Home

When you are remodeling your home, a commonly overlooked feature is the driveway.  First impressions are always important, and the driveway is the first thing your visitors see when they come to visit your home. This is why it is important for you to make an educated choice for your driveway design. You want a design that is within your budget and improves your home’s curb appeal.

Match It to the Style of Your Home

You should consider the color of your garden and exterior of your home when choosing the driveway you will use. If your garden is a glossy green, you may consider using a terracotta color for your driveway. It will ensure that the garden pops, giving it a tropical feel. 

You will also want to choose a color that resonates with the style and color of your house. However, you do not want the color matching with that of your house; you want a complimentary color. This will help to create visual balance, and it will add an air of sophistication. For instance, a blue house should be matched with a soft gray driveway. This will echo the blue tones without being visually overwhelming and repetitive.

Consider the Climate Conditions

Only a few places in the country such as parts of California and Florida get to enjoy a two to three season climate. If you live in the North Shore area, you have to factor in snow, heat and other conditions when choosing your driveway. For instance, a grass tuft would be quite disastrous since it would only look good during a few months of the year. When choosing the driveway for your home, you should consider installing a heated driveway system. This will help you avoid excessive shoveling whenever the snow falls.


When to Use a Curved Driveway

Some reasons make it appropriate to have a curved driveway. For instance, you might have existing trees or other landscaping features that you may not wish to remove. In such a case, it would be appropriate to have a curved driveway. Besides being suitable for landscaping, a curved driveway looks quite trendy.  It is one of the design fads for driveways and will serve to improve your home’s appeal.

However, if you choose this type of driveway, ensure that it works for all types of vehicles. If possible, use broad curves that give vehicles the chance to maneuver with ease. The curves should be placed some distance from your house so that the driver has time to straighten their wheels before entering the parking space.

Our company has been serving the residents of Chicagoland for over two decades. During that time, we have gained a reputation as a reliable partner in remodeling custom homes. If you are considering a home remodel, we would love to come and assist you in choosing the right driveway. Contact us today at 847-983-4164 or send our design team a message