13 Great Ways to Enhance Your Driveway

Rev up your driveway's look with these outstanding ideas and products.

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Illuminate It

LED lights recessed into this driveway by Pinnacle Lighting Group add definition and help highlight the home's stone exterior.

Mix Materials

This home's driveway is a multi-material showcase. The homeowners desired overflow parking for entertaining, so Landscape Studio created a circular driveway with pavers. On the main driveway, decorative flagstone near the entryway accents the concrete.

Stamped Texture

A stamped finish can refresh a concrete driveway and its borders. A spray treatment and textured roller were used on this driveway to give the surface a realistic look, says Mike Dussling, owner of Concrete Resurfacing Products, based in Suwanee, Ga.

Go Mod

A modern update to a midcentury home in Denver includes a driveway with crushed marble, weathered steel, blue fescue grass and neon green sedum 'Angelica'. Three Sixty Design describes it as "a mid-mod palette with a twist." The project, completed for less than $20,000, won a 2014 merit award for residential design under $100,000 from ASLA Colorado

Give It a Gate

Adding a gate, whether large or small, can make your driveway look more distinguished.

Remove Barriers

A pool was located in front of this suburban Atlanta home, and a brick wall separated the pool from the driveway. In a renovation, the pool and wall were removed, emphasizing the driveway's size, says Dorsie Boddiford, who rehabbed the home. A larger lawn was created that sweeps up to the road, and flowering plants add color near the driveway.

Add Edging

Create curb appeal, literally, by using pavers that complement your driveway. These chiseled Belgard pavers also serve as a way to contain planting areas.

Walk This Way

Enhance your driveway with a classic walkway leading guests to the front door. This pre-Civil War home, believed to be built in the 1830s, has a brick walkway that was added when the home was moved to the property in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood in 1959.

Pick New Pavers

Update your driveway with new hardscape choices, from pavers with a hand-cobbled look to boulders framing the area. The Bergerac pavers from Belgard, which have a dimpled texture, are manufactured by Superlite, an Oldcastle company.

Add Design Details

This private, concrete driveway hits a three-pointer with its Craftsman-style fence with stone columns, wood and lattice details. The metro Atlanta driveway was designed by Innovative Construction.

Add Interest With Fountains

Water elements can turn a driveway from drab to dazzling. A tiered fountain surrounded by flower beds is the center of a driveway that uses pavers by Superlite, an Oldcastle company.

Don't Forget Small Details

Pretty products to enhance your driveway include a small garden fence. The Emsco Victorian Fleur De Lis Garden Fence, sold by The Home Depot, has a classic gate design, is made of rust-free resin and interlocks to curve around a driveway.

Maintain It

When a driveway curves, like the one leading to this Atlanta home, maintain crisp edges in your landscaping and enhance the area with colorful plants such as hydrangeas.

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