If you are interested in home remodeling, home repairs, home makeovers, creative decorating ideas, interior and exterior improvements, home purchasing…and so on and so on (well you get the point), you probably watch HGTV and their large arrange of shows. From how to go about buying a new home, to how to improve and upgrade your current living area.
A popular one is HGTV’s Curb Appeal. Offering great ideas for how to make the most of your home’s appearance. Curb Appeal looks at homes with fresh ideas and offers up tips for turning those ideas into reality. Each episode features a real house and homeowner with guest experts who discuss the owner’s needs and propose projects to improve the home’s appearance. Then the crew goes to work, transforming outdated and boring homes with stunning makeovers.
HGTV’s Curb Appeal frequently looks at driveway improvements on the show, and below are just two episodes that have used decorative driveways (specifically stamped asphalt) to complement the overall feel of the home.The driveway is a large part of a homes first impression and is an extended part of the landscaping. Why spend all the time and effort on beautiful landscaping, and than have a big, plain, black landing strip (the asphalt driveway) sitting their as an eyesore?
After seeing these photos from the show you’ll wonder why you never thought you needed a decorative driveway…because trust us…you do.
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A Scallop patterned decorative driveway was chosen to complement the Asian elements and arts-and-crafts style of the home. Landscape designer Robert Woodman also contributed a Japanese garden to the cause.
The second episode titled “Woodland Bungalow”, featured a couple who loved the outdoors, but the plain brick facade and overgrown yard kept them trapped inside their bungalow. Designer Daniela Franciscus and landscape designer Blake Dunlevy liven up the look of the house and yard. Decorative stamped asphalt was used to give the appearance of aged stone. Random Slate was a perfect fit for this HGTV project.