1. Update Walkway Material
One of the most common ways homeowners update their front walkway area is by updating the material. Standards concrete can be replaced with a variety of hardscape products. It can be an overwhelming task to select hardscaping material, but we recommend starting first in your selection process by addressing what other types of material you have on your property. If your back patio is flagstone, utilizing flagstone on your front walkway can be a great way to create a cohesive look.
After considering what other materials you have on your property, it is important to decide what color and style suit the architecture of your home. A historic home in downtown Traverse City may be more well suited with a traditional stone selection vs. a modern sleek selection. Remembering the importance of lines, shape, and color can all help match the style of your home with the style of material you choose.
Ultimately, whatever material you select, it should be one you really love, even if it may not be the most ‘right’ choice for the architecture of your home. Landscape designers should be able to provide you with a robust selection of samples and options. You will be viewing and utilizing our front walkway every day, you should love whatever product you select.