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Creating An Inviting Walkway

Many homes are equipped with efficient entryways that simply allow guests to exit and enter the home. They typically are an afterthought when it comes to curb appeal. If you're looking to go beyond the basic path, here are some great things to consider when updating or creating a new walkway to your home!


WIDE WALKWAYS

When pathways are too narrow, they do not allow guests to walk side by side when entering your home. Create a feeling of comfort with widened walkways. They can be especially beneficial when escorting elderly or handicapped friends and family into the home.

LARGE STOOPS

A beautiful stoop is a great way to frame the entrance of your home. Be sure that your stoop is large enough to accommodate guests as they wait to enter. You don't want the entrance to be so tight they get hit with the door. Additionally, you may want an even grander stoop that has enough space to include a bench or chairs.

CONSIDER SHAPE

A direct path can be simplistic and efficient, but a curved and winding walkway creates an inviting feeling as guests approach your home. It will give your pathway an elongated appearance, and allow visitors to be drawn to the landscaping on either side.

PLAY WITH COLOR & TEXTURE

From hardscapes to plantings, color and texture can have a big impact on your walkway. You can coordinate to match your home or make bold contrasts to add interest. Hardscape materials come in many sizes and textures, as well as plantings that can be as simple as natural green to blooms and shrubs with bright coloring.

ILLUMINATION

Your path will not only be used in the daylight, but also at nighttime, making lighting an important piece in your inviting walkway. Not only will lighting add a lovely charm to your pathway, but it will also provide safety and security for your family and guests.

If you are looking to create an inviting walkway to your home, give the experts at Town & Country a call! Not only do we have a team of expert installers, to create a beautiful finished product, but our staff will design a beautiful pathway, that compliments your unique home and taste.

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