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Top Five Driveway Design Considerations

Complement Your Home

A Unilock paver driveway enhances the curb appeal and value of your home and reflects your pride of ownership.

When choosing a paver product, it’s generally a good idea to complement the main color of your home rather than to try to match it. Then consider borders and accents to draw out specific colors from your home and create continuity.

Older style homes typically look best with traditional pavers or cobblestones with a historic feel.
More modern home designs will suit contemporary shapes and smooth textures.

Size Matters

The minimum width for a single car driveway is 12 feet. For a double car garage, plan a minimum of 20 feet. The minimum length of driveway in order to park a car is 22 feet. Add 22 feet for each additional car you wish to park. If your driveway abuts a wall, slope or garden, add 4 feet to the width so that passengers in the car can comfortably open their doors and exit.

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Walkways

Consider how guests will get from your driveway to your front door. When adding a walkway that joins your driveway at the front of the house, the optimal “mouth” is 16 feet so that the car door isn’t too far from the walkway. 12 feet is the minimum.

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Four Season Considerations

Think about where you will pile snow in winter and be sure to choose a paver that can withstand de-icing salts. Consider permeable pavers to reduce rainwater runoff and decrease ice accumulation in winter.

Make it Your Own

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your driveway to make it your own. With pavers, there are an unlimited number of design possibilities.

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