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  • Having your driveway renovated can be an excellent opportunity to change its appearance so that you turn it from a mundane-looking Soviet-era concrete bunker into an interesting arrangement with attractive materials and greenery.

    Of course, there’s certain visual merit to old Soviet buildings, too, so if that’s your cup of tea, there are also ways you can make such a design look good in a modern-day domestic environment.

    In this article, we’re going to give you some driveway renovation tips and how you can make the most out of your driveway and garage overhaul so that you add value to it as well as good looks. As you will see, creativity paired up with some interesting materials is all you need here, so you don’t need to worry about needing advanced designing degrees or anything of the sort to make this work well enough.

    Here’s the deal.

    Tale steps to de-clutter the area.

    First things first, the best way to immediately improve the appearance of your driveway would certainly be to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.

    The thing is, while your driveway may seem like a good area to place a bunch of objects around, this may not be such a good idea if your driveway is not exactly the biggest one around. Rather than tasteful and interesting, you can make your driveway look hidden, confusing, and shabby.

    So, whatever your plan for the renovation itself may be, getting rid of the clutter should be your first step. After that, you can choose to add more stuff later on, choose a more of a minimalist approach, or completely remodel the entire thing by adding more walls and parts to your driveway.

    Consider planting some shrubbery and decorative plants.

     

    One of the best ways to add some liveliness to your driveway design, so to speak, would certainly be to add some shrubbery and flowers.

    No matter what sort of design you decided to go for, pretty plants will never go out of fashion, so you can rest assured that if you go for this solution you won’t be making a mistake.

    Colorful plants and shrubs can make an otherwise boring and plain-looking driveway an interesting and bustling place if you play your cards right, so to speak.

    Choose granite as a surface for your new driveway.

     

    When it comes to how good a horizontal walking or driving surface can look, much of it depends on the durability of the material, oddly enough.

    The thing here is – you can place a good-looking surface down below but if it gets cracked or broken after only a couple of days, then what good does it make in the long run?

    This is why building materials that are both good-looking and sufficiently tough to manage the weight of the vehicle at hand are so popular for driveway renovations. Granite, in general, seems to be the most important material in this department.

    Of course, dealing with granite you have to be careful to arrange the tiles and everything else well because you can’t afford to make too many mistakes with it. So, if you’re not confident you can install a granite driveway on your own, you might be better off hiring some professional outdoor pavers to do the job for you.

    Set up a special drainage canal if your driveway is flat.

     

    One of the biggest problems with backyards, front yards, and driveways, in general, would be the accumulation of drainage water.

    This is why many people resort to building driveways that are either slanted, or that come with a special drainage canal that will lead all the excess water away in case there’s heavy rainfall.

    These canals aren’t that difficult to build but can greatly improve the looks of both your driveway and the entire house as a result. This way, you can rest assured that once the rain starts falling, you will be both sure from excess water and the entire driveway will look better than before. Two birds with one stone.

    Final Words

     

    All in all, renovating your driveway can be an excellent way to improve both the looks and the functionality of the front part of your house. As long as you are willing to invest a little bit of money, effort, and creativity, you can get excellent results for in a short amount of time. (Unless you plan to plant some slow-growing trees – in that case, it may take a bit longer.)

     

     

     

    Author Bio:

     

    Mia Ackerson is a Melbourne-based writer. Loves writing about home decorations and home improvements. She’s also interested in traveling, reading books, movies, music, baking, and gardening. You can follow her on twitter.

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