Adding walkways to your home’s exterior add both functionality and beauty to your home. When selecting a walkway style for your home, your options really are endless. Whether your home has a colonial style, a modern style, or you are looking for a natural alternative to a traditional walkway, there are many options to consider. Let’s take a quick look at just a few of the walkway options you have.
Stepping stone or paver walkways create paths that feel carefree and effortless. These types of walkways are fairly simple to install but serve their function well and can be beautifully laid out. Stepping stones and pavers come in a wide variety of styles, so there truly is something for everyone’s style and budget.
A newer walkway style uses wood pallets to create a rustic feeling walkway. These walkways are economical and add a natural and rustic feel to your outdoor space. These walkways allow for crawling plants such as vines to grow around and through them, making the walkway subtle yet functional.
For a more classic look, opt for a brick or paver walkway. Brick walkways offer endless options, whether you want a simple laid brick, or a complex pattern in your brick. Many pavers have also been designed to mimic the look of a brick walkway, and can save you some time in laying them. Bluestone is also a good option for a classic walkway, requiring little maintenance and having a natural, but clean and tidy appearance. While pavers and brick are a bit pricier than some of your other options, they also require the least amount of maintenance and will last for years to come.
If you are looking for the most economical option for your pathway, consider gravel or mulch. These options are inexpensive, easy to lay, and blend in nicely to your outdoor space. Gravel and mulch walkways can be lined along the edge, or have a natural rough edge, but either way they are a cost effective option that naturally blend into your yard.
For a natural but beautiful look for your outdoor walkway, smooth natural stones or pebble mosaics allow you to express your creativity while nicely blending into their surroundings. Pebble mosaic walkways can have simple or intricate designs, depending on your preference, but both are sure to add some interest to your outdoor space. These walkways are the most expensive option, and are most often installed by an artisan, but they are sure to impress anyone who walks on them!
When adding outdoor paths or walkways to your yard, your options are limitless. There are options for every budget, every style, and every type of yard. If you are in need of some inspiration and guidance our expert designers at Fireside Stone and Patio would love to help you design the perfect walkways for your home. If you are ready to get started, give us a call today!