The walkway to your front door is perhaps the most significant hardscaping feature of your house. It is what people first see and step on as they approach your home. Michael Bryan Landscapes has experience in creating stunning walkways for residents in Maryland and North Virginia. They will work with you to make your ideas come to life. Below are a few tips on how to create a stunning walkway design.
An ideal front walkway will be wide enough to let two people walk down it side by side. Side pathways leading from the front to the backyard may get less traffic, and only need about two feet of width. A walkway to the front door, however, is typically four or five feet wide.
Straight or Curving
Another factor to consider is whether or not your walkway design should be straight or curving. If the style of your house is more formal, like a modern or Victorian style, you will likely want a straight walkway. If it is more informal, though, like a ranch or a bungalow, you may have more license to install an artistically curving path. A small yard will need a straight, simple path, though, while a more extensive property could afford the visual appeal of a curved one. If a tree is in the way of your points A and B, have no fear. You can let the path curve around it, or even incorporate it into the walkway.
Pattern, Texture, and Color
When choosing the material for your walkway design, consider pattern, texture, and color in light of the design elements of your house and property. If the face of your house has a simple pattern, such as broad panels of siding, an intricate brick paver pattern may suit your house well. If your home has a rough, flagstone exterior, you may want to match the style with a flagstone walkway, or try something more subdued like a concrete paver. As for color, create a balance with the coloration of your house. Look at the big picture and assess what you might like best.
Lighting and Landscaping
While the walkway itself is of necessity, don’t forget about the elements around it. Light the way so you and guests can see the path and enjoy a warm ambience walking toward your home. Michael Bryan Landscapes not only can install your beautiful front walkway but the outdoor lighting to go with it too. Plus, they can add the perfect foliage to enliven your walkway, yard, and landscape.
Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes
When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!