Walkways and Driveways Westfield, IN
A beautiful walkway or driveway leading to your home is one of the first impressions guests visiting your Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, or Indianapolis, IN home will see. Walkways and driveways draw the eye and direct the flow of traffic to and from your home, and create a natural focal point for softscaping along the edges. Many people overlook the power of an outstanding driveway, but the landscape designers at BAM Outdoor know good design and the right material can enhance any home.
Landscape Walkway and Driveway Considerations
Width: A landscape walkway should be wide enough for two people to walk side-by-side. Four feet is the minimum for a front entry walkway, but 5 feet is better. Secondary walkways can be narrower depending on where they are in the yard.
Shape: Small yards benefit from straight walkways. Curved sidewalks add interest but are more informal. Don’t overdo curves. That will take away from the overall look. So, consider the style of the home. Do you need to emphasize the front entry? Then perhaps a straight walkway is best. Putting a walkway through a large garden? A meandering walkway in your landscape could feel just right.
Materials: When deciding on materials, take your cue from the home. Red brick? Pavers close in color will make it seem as if the walkway has always been there. Natural Stone? Steppers? Gravel? Poured Concrete? Keep in mind poured concrete or pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than steppers or gravel.
Contact us today to get your free estimate and hardscape consultation. Our wealth of experience will not only help you figure out the right materials to use in your landscape, but will make sure your walkway or driveway lasts for years to come.