As we start to move away from darker nights and colder mornings, attention turns to warmer weather and with that comes the discussion of home refurbishments.
Driveways are a popular choice for changing, especially in the summer months, after a few seasons of rough and ready weather leave the front of the property looking a bit worse for wear.
We have to be on the ball when it comes to driveway trends, so that’s why we’ve put together some of this year’s driveway trends, with these designs set to prove popular for 2020:
Start planting the seeds for a brighter property
This may not be a specific driveway trend, but it is certainly set to ‘spring’ up around many of the nation’s driveways this year.
People spend their whole lives searching for the dream property, making sure the garden, brickwork and windows are all in pristine condition to make a great first impression…so why should a driveway be any different?
Plants are set to be big business in 2020 (as if they weren’t already?!) with the simple addition of colour making a world of difference to driveways across the country.
Our landscaping team can design your new green space around your driveway without any issues.
Less is more
For years, it’s been about getting as much colour as possible in driveways, getting rid of the bland concrete slabs that were so infamous in the 70s and 80s.
2020 is likely to be the year that things are stripped back, however. Customers are now after practical driveways that are fit for purpose… parking on!
Concrete has of course come a long way and can now look just as sleek and modern as the latest tiled designs, especially when adding in some plants and greenery to the side.
The benefits massively outweigh the drawbacks, as this minimalist design comes without the high price tag and shows off the property behind it more.
I mean when you have a £200,000 house it doesn’t make much sense to have all the attention taken away from it by a driveway, does it?!
Things aren’t always straight forward
Another driveway trend expected to take off is that of curved designs. Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing than their straight-line counterparts, but they also manage to seemingly add more size to the front of the property.
The curved approach allows ample space to park, with the opportunity to have the path going right up to the front door. There’s no more walking over the grass or on separate materials anymore.
2020 is set to be the year of creativity, and we’ll be more than happy to work with whatever ideas you have in mind here at J Lowther & Sons.