Making your driveway stand out from the crowd can be a tough task. After all, what’s so sexy about parking space?
Well, with a bit of effort and a little imagination, you may be surprised!
A unique approach, a splash of colour and a quality choice of paver could turn your plain, personal parking spot into a radiant runway fit for a king’s carriage.
How so? Read on to find out.
Driveway Design Ideas
When creating a unique driveway design for your home, it’s important to remember that a driveway isn’t just a designated area for your car. It’s often the first thing you and your visitors will see when approaching your front door, making it a prime focal point of the property.
As such, a memorable driveway design is a fantastic way to create a great first impression.
Tiles for Driveways
Block paving has been the staple of driveway design for decades, creating a visually appealing pattern that is both functional and fashionable.
That being said, fashion changes and functionality can be achieved just as well with a variety of other means and materials, from gravel to tarmac.
At PrimaPorcelain, we take great pride in providing top quality paving solutions that offer design and durability in equal measure.
For a truly unique finish that’s as practical as it is attractive, the world of porcelain paving is well worth exploring.
Things to Consider for Driveway Designs
When planning your driveway design, considerable thought, attention and organisation can make all the difference.
This is particularly applicable to tile designs; here’s a few things to consider when designing your driveway paving plan.
Tile colour can naturally have a profound impact on the overall design of your driveway, with the ability to influence the mood, feel and ambience of your home in one fell swoop.
Clean, crisp colours and silvery greys can create an urban style that’s rich in cosmopolitan appeal, whereas a more traditional vibe can be created using natural stone-look tiles and lighter colours for a warm and welcoming homely feel.
The size of the tiles will also naturally dictate the number of tiles you need to cover the area of your driveway, so be sure to take this into account before ordering.
Larger tiles are ideal for creating the illusion of space, while smaller tiles are perfect for intricate, more detailed designs.
You may want to include a variety of sizes to break up the design, while bordering your larger pavers with smaller tiles can make for a fantastic boundary to your drive space.
For rectangular pavers, in particular, the orientation of the tiles can have a big influence on the overall design.
Horizontally laid tiles will give an organic sense of width for a wider aesthetic finish, while vertically laid tiles will make your driveway seem longer.
Meanwhile, diagonal paving placement can also create a fantastic finish that also provides an appealing sense of direction at the same time.
Much like orientation, the way the pavers are laid can also have a distinct influence on the overall aesthetic; e.g. criss-cross patterns have a completely different visual effect than uniform tiling.
For the ultimate unique finish, a combination of tile colours, shapes and sizes can be utilised to great effect for an awesome finish that’s truly one of a kind.
For more details on driveway designs and our range of porcelain paving solutions, give us a call today. Call 029 2080 3756 to talk with one of our paving specialists or drop us an email using the button below.
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