Your walkway is a true extension of your house and, by that very logic, it’s essentially a welcoming bridge to one of the most important places on earth…home. That place where you can slip off your work clothes and relax without the pressures of the outside world coming in. Your front walkway can really set the stage for your guests’ arrival while introducing them to your family’s style and warmth. Knowing this, how do you make it special? How do you ensure that your walkway will not only look amazing, but also last a lifetime? Let’s have a look at some expert advice for creating the perfect walkway and front entrance for your Wayne, NJ landscaping.
Walkway Design: The best walkways come from the best design plans.
The best way to begin your walkway project is by asking yourself a few questions. Do you want your visitors to head straight to your front door? Perhaps you want them to zigzag through your lavish garden and get acquainted with your begonias? Is a no-nonsense approach of straight to the door more your speed or do you want them to feel as though they’ve gone on a short journey? Knowing these and other basic preferences will help you work better and more efficiently with the landscape professional of your choosing. To begin your walkway project, contact a Unilock Authorized Contractor in your area for a free estimate.
Choose your Material: Making your walkway beautiful for a lifetime.
For hardscapes in the Wayne, NJ region, chances are very good concrete pavers and natural stone will be your best two options for walkway materials. The choice to go with one over the other will most likely depend on your style preferences and the budget for the project. Concrete pavers like Unilock’s Richcliff, Courtstone, and Copthorne make for great design statements when used in front walkway designs. With strengths of up to 4x that of poured concrete and Unilock’s Enduracolor Plus finish, you can rest assured that your new walkway will stand the test of time without fading. Both Unilock concrete pavers and the all new Natural Stone by Unilock come backed by a transferrable lifetime guarantee and design possibilities second to none in the industry. For more inspiration, check out the Unilock catalog below or visit a Unilock Idea Center in your NJ area here.
Lighting: An essential feature for safety and beauty
Outdoor lighting—also referred to as landscape lighting—has really become an essential part of complete landscaping in the Wayne, NJ area. Both for safety and for beauty and ambience, including lighting that illuminates your front walkway is a solid decision with great resale value. Choose from path lights that sit on off the edges of the walkway in the planting beds, fixtures that can actually be built right into the concrete pavers directly, and other choices that will shine light down from overhead. There is nothing quite like the beauty of soft, landscape lighting that shines on Unilock’s Richcliff paver as a warm, truly inviting front entranceway to your home.
Making it Special: The magic is in the details
Often times, the difference between an average outdoor project and a truly unique and special one, is a few easy-to-incorporate details. Choosing to include that second border course on the outside of the walkway, upgrading slightly to a Unilock Enduracolor Plus finish, or including a custom inlay at the foot of the main steps into your home are just such details that take your walkway project from good to great. With Unilock’s incredible design possibilities, and a strong partnership with a Unilock Authorized Contractor, your walkway will become something that represents your style and compliments the rest of your home perfectly. It’s a project that will last a lifetime if done correctly so be sure to consider these helpful tips when planning yours!