Do you live in an ultra-modern home or a historic residence? While it’s important that your front entrance serves its core function as a space to greet guests, the exterior of your home should also serve as a backdrop for the design, textures, and colors you select. For a unified look and feel, a popular design technique is to mimic, augment, or complement the preexisting architectural characteristics of your home and other landscape elements that surround the space.
Front Entrance Paver Inspiration
Design to complement your home’s features
Scale, Proportion and Function
The best front entrance design ideas are those that consider scale, proportion, and function. You may not realize this, but your front walkway should never be less than 4 feet wide at any point so you and your guests can move about with maximum comfort. Additionally, your walkway should extend along the driveway 16 feet to allow easy access from a car parked in the driveway.
Beautify your entryway for grand curb appeal
Any realtor will tell you that homes with outstanding entrances sell faster and for more money. Dress up your space with planter boxes made from a Unilock wall product or a lovely zigzagging paver pattern for a nice, inviting style. Borders, planters, seat walls, and pillars give basic yet distinctive touches to your design while improving your home's overall curb appeal.
Ensure the path to the door is safe
When it comes to the design of your front entrance, safety is paramount. Navigating a walkway to the front door can be especially tricky at night if you don’t have proper lighting installed. Consider adding patio lights to your pavers leading up the front steps, and patio lanterns adjacent to your front door to help guide guests in without encountering a trip hazard. You'll want to be sure the pavers you chose for your front entrance are safe to walk on in wet or snowy weather. For greater strength and resistance to wear and fading over time, we recommend slip-resistant Unilock EnduraColor products.
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Winter Paver Maintenance
One of the most popular questions we receive from homeowners contemplating installing a driveway, entrance or walkway at their home is ̶ how do I care for my pavers in the winter months? Don’t let the unknown deter you from installing a beautiful outdoor space that can be enjoyed year-round.Read More