A lot of property owners overlook walkways as a place to improve their overall landscape’s design. Walkways can boost the curb appeal of a home and make people want to wander and admire. Whether you are considering resale value or just improving your walkway to make it more welcoming, below are some DIY Walkways Ideas that can make exploring your property a real treat.
Install Walkway Lighting
The way you light the walkway will affect your property’s curb appeal, especially in the darker months of the year. Lighting can be both for safety and security reasons. But, there are a lot of smart design ideas that integrate light as part of the design to improve the walkway’s aesthetic value.
Make Straight Lines and Curves Work for your Walkway
If your property currently has a straight concrete walkway from the front door to the driveway, think about adding a curve that winds around a tree or some planters. This will highlight your yard’s natural beauty. If your house has modern designs and angles, ensure you plan includes more geometrical walkway design ideas.
Add Pops of Color and Texture
Today, you don’t have to stick to a plain old gray concrete walkway as there are a lot of ways to add color and texture to your walkway. In fact, even concrete can be dyed these days. After dyeing concrete, you can use a commercial concealer to improve the color. You can choose from a variety of pavers, bricks, natural stones, and other materials to show off different colors and textures to create fun and interest for your walkway. Just ensure to consider winter and wet-weather traction and removal because some materials are less adapted to such conditions than others.
Transform your Walkway into a Nature Walk
The best walkway and landscaping professionals know exactly how to line you walkway with nature. There are certain drought-resistant plants and water-conserving systems to ensure your natural features can produce interesting colors and textures throughout the year. Think about adding flowering shrubs, shade trees, and benches. This way, people can sit outside and enjoy the overall view and functionality of your walkway.
Add a Unique Touch to the Walkway
Some property owners incorporate covers in the form of climbing colorful vines. Also, trees can offer some natural cover to the walkway as can many hardscape options that can serve you well during rainy and wintery days.