First impressions count, especially when it comes to your home. The view from the street is what people will remember, so here’s a few ways you can give yours a facelift — starting with your driveway.
Dulux Avista resurfacing system in Bluegum. Designer: Oak & Orange. Photographer: The Palm Co.
Your driveway is your home’s welcome mat. For street appeal that starts at the beginning of your property, a driveway refresh can make all the difference.
Resurfacing is a flexible and cost-effective option to upgrade existing concrete driveway surfaces to a new designer look — without the cost of ripping up existing concrete and starting from scratch. A fresh new surface for your driveway can give your whole home’s exterior a fast and affordable instant lift, paving the way for increased property value and satisfaction.
Dulux Avista resurfacing system in Gunmetal with French Grey flecks.
From architectural style to the colour palette of your surroundings, there are lots of things to consider before you start revamping your driveway.
Unless you’re planning on a full home renovation, your new driveway should ideally tie in to the colour scheme of the rest of your home.
Check that the colours you choose will work harmoniously with what’s already there, or use your surroundings as inspiration for your exterior colour scheme. You may choose to match it to the trims (gutters, pipes), the accents (window and door frames), your roof, garage door, or other paved areas like footpaths.
For more ideas, you can look at the colour palettes of homes nearby, especially if they’re of a similar architectural style. Seeing colours in-situ will help you pick a driveway colour you know will look great.
Dulux Avista resurfacing system in Cream with Lite Mocha and White flecks.
When it comes to resurfacing a driveway, you might be surprised to learn that there are a number of design options to choose from. are a stylish and practical way to add colour and patterns to your concrete. It’s a quick and simple addition as part of the resurfacing process that can see you add patterns like brick, basketweave or herringbone to your driveway in an instant.
Alternatively, you can go with a single colour finish or apply the resurfacing fleck coats in one or two different colours for added dimension.
Dulux Avista resurfacing in Slate Grey with large tile stencil.
If you’re on a roll with a new driveway underway, make the most of the momentum with other exterior projects that will make your home shine.
Or perhaps look at what's wrapped around your property’s perimeter — your is a standout feature that demands attention and can be upgraded with a quick lick of paint. Or for a project you can tackle in an afternoon, how about a fresh new ? Greet your visitors with a statement with an entrance that will set the tone for the entire house.