They say first impressions last and whenever you are driving or walking around a neighborhood, a home’s front yard is the first thing you look at. Front yards can say so much about the individuality of the homeowner and has the power to make a home stand out. Since it is the first part of your home that people see, the front yard’s design is a chance for homeowners to show off.
According to the 2017 US Houzz Landscape Trends Study, more homeowners are paying attention to their front yards and making significant changes. This includes creating landscapes that are a lot different from neighboring properties to establish uniqueness and add personality to their homes. In fact, two in five homeowners said that their new front yards are extremely different from their neighbors. The study also stated that the homeowners’ top motivation for changing up their front yards was to personalize it.
A large part of a front yard’s appeal is its walkway design. Now that homeowners are realizing the impact of their front yard to their home’s aesthetic, more are getting in touch with their local concrete contractors to find ways to upgrade their homes’ front walkways.
Front Walkway Ideas That Elevate Curb Appeal
Here are some walkway design ideas that will always make you want to come home and will impress your neighbors.
A long straight path
A long straight path towards your home instantly pulls focus. This kind of walkway adds grandeur to your home’s entrance. If your home’s exterior is plain white or gray, brick and slate colors are the best choice for a straight path to your home since the colors will complement a plain exterior.
The garden path
One of the most popular choices of walkway design is the garden path. Walkways that are made of pebbles and pavers can work with all garden styles. For a contemporary look for your garden path, pair poured concrete with dark gravel. But if you’re going for a Mediterranean look, warm-toned irregular flagstones will do the trick.
Add some landscaping elements
One of the best ways to improve the look of your walkway is to up the landscaping game with flowers, stones, bushes, and whatever else catches your eye. After the concrete walkway is laid, you can easily head out and find fauna to add to the aesthetic of the space. If you don’t have a green thumb, reach out to a professional landscaper. They will be able to help you choose the plants that are right for your home.
Having an attractive and well-maintained front walkway is a significant factor if you want to set your home apart. Your home’s front walkway is the first thing visitors see when approaching your home, and the first thing you set foot on when you get home from a long day of work which makes it an integral part of your front yard. If you are ready to set your home apart from the rest, ACS: Kansas City Concrete can provide the front walkway of your dreams. Contact us today and let’s start building.