If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up the exterior aesthetic of your home, chances are revamping the front yard is on your list. Keeping this part of your yard in good shape is important. And why not? It’s the first thing you and your guests see upon approaching your house and the last when leaving.
While a good part of your project should involve focusing on landscaping and gardening, you’ll also want to pay attention to the non-lawn areas of your front yard. In particular, travertine pavers can make a world of difference in improving the look and feel of your home’s exterior.
Here are a few outdoor design tips to keep in mind when it comes to getting the most out of your travertine installation.
Rethink your driveway
It might seem like a minor detail your front yard, but an attractive driveway can go a long way in improving the aesthetic effect of your house’s exterior. Instead of relying on the all-too-common poured asphalt, concrete slabs or gravel constructions, travertine pavers can offer a sophisticated and stylish alternative.
If you really want to improve your driveway, consider expanding the boundaries to include a basketball court. These stone tiles are great for providing a hard surface for your family members to play ball.
Blaze a trail to your front door
Creating a pathway to your front door can provide a sense of unity and accessibility to your home. Travertine installation can extend the appeal of your driveway to the entryway to your humble abode while also providing a framework to plant flowers, shrubs and small trees around the exterior.
Upgrade your front stoop
It’s only right that you extend this effect to your front stoop, don’t you think? Whether you have a simple raised step leading to the entrance or a wider porch perfect for relaxing outdoors, these attractive stone tiles are sure to impress the neighborhood.
Create a gazebo space
If you’ve always wanted to create a shady, secluded spot to enjoy the natural appeal of your lawn, you might want to consider purchasing a traditional wooden gazebo for the front yard is the way to go. By placing this structure on top a plot of travertine pavers, you’ll have a well-defined and attractive space to enjoy the warm weather while reading a book or sipping on a glass of lemonade.
(Source: Travertine Mart)