Amazing Home Makeovers
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Warm and Welcoming
Originally the driveway at left was a typical, straight-shot, down-the-side dead end. The homeowners considered adding a 90-degree pull-off parking spot, but regretted the lack of grace. They asked their interior designer to plan a circular driveway that would allow guests to stop at the front door, then continue around to the street without having to back up.
Brick paver strips cross the driveway approximately every 15 feet, serving as expansion joints that visually interrupt the long expanse of concrete. A dark stain, mixed into the concrete before it was poured, reduces the bright finish that material usually has and helps it to blend in with the brick. The result is a driveway that flows well, welcomes guests, and actually complements the home.