If there’s one feature that can combine function and aesthetics to amplify your home’s curb appeal, it’s the walkway. Often considered only for its functionality and sometimes neglected, a walkway is one of the best ways to add style, dimension, value, and aesthetics to your home. Here are some ways a walkway can positively impact your curb appeal.
Your walkway should be built in a way that makes it easy for you and your guests to access your home. As such, it should connect all the main entryways of the home. For instance, if your guests park on the street beside your home, your walkway can connect from the sidewalk to the side entrance or front door.
If people use the driveway more, there should be a walkway that leads to your front door. Even if the front door is rarely used, a well-designed walkway looks welcoming and gives your home an aesthetic appeal.
Slopes and steps
In addition to enhancing your home's curb appeal, walkways can make your property a lot safer for everyone. If you have your home on a sloped landscape in Pennsylvania, which is not uncommon, it’s a great idea to incorporate steps into your walkway. However, avoid single steps as they can cause tripping.
Depending on your preferences, you can go for a curved or straight shape when deciding on a walkway shape. If you have a large front yard, a curved walkway will work best as it leaves more room for bigger planting beds. The winding, twisting path will also compel people to slow down and soak in the beauty of your yard. A straight walkway has its upsides too. It is perfect for small yards, easy to maintain, and typically less expensive to build.
The materials you choose go a long way in determining how well your walkway project pans out. For a functional, durable walkway that beautifies your home, select materials that complement your home’s style and color. However, don’t be afraid to be creative. If possible, mix materials and colors.
Landscape lighting can highlight the exterior beauty of your home, making it more appealing, inviting, and welcoming. Beyond its aesthetic benefit, landscape lighting reduces the risks of guests tripping and sustaining injuries on your property. In addition, it extends the usage of your yard into the night.
Now that you know how big a difference a walkway can make to your home, it’s time to create one! For a walkway that turns heads in the neighborhood and takes your outdoor living to the next level, no one does it better than Hursh’s Landscaping. We’ve been doing it for 28 years and counting in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Talk to us today to get started.