Creating Usable Beauty at Your Doorstep
Driveways can often be forgotten as a design element for your front yard landscaping. In fact, they are part of what is known as hardscaping, which is the "hard" part of your landscaping, such as rock, pavers, and driveways. Yet, a well thought out driveway design can add a richness and curb appeal to your home that you couldn't get using other outdoor design materials.
Compass Outdoor Design offers the best in outdoor living designs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. From pergola installation to covered patio design, water features, fencing, and paver walkways, our team has years of experience helping make your outdoor living spaces both beautiful and functional. Our full-service design build firm works diligently to help bring your vision for a gorgeous outdoor oasis to life. Contact our outdoor design firm for a free consultation today!
Having a nice driveway matters more than you think. When visitors pull up to your home, they will notice what they are stepping out on when they exit their vehicles — and more people don't like mud. From making a good first impression to the functionality of your driveway, driveway design is just as important as the rest of your landscape design.
Compass Outdoor Design offers a wide variety of outdoor living area design services, from pergolas and patios to outdoor kitchens, pools and spas, fireplaces, pizza ovens, sunrooms, and more. The sky's the limit when it comes to outdoor living design, and our experienced team loves to help Dallas/Fort Worth-area homeowners create a welcoming and relaxing space all their own. Below, we'll offer up tips to consider for your driveway design. Call our outdoor living design firm for a free consultation today!
Probably the first thing you have to consider when designing your driveway is the layout, which can depend upon how you want your driveway to function. Also, access to the street is important as well as the slope. Most people want just enough slope for drainage purposes but not so steep you'll need your emergency brake to park your car! There are three common driveway layouts (although there are many more), which include straight, circular, and curved. This decision may be easy for you if you have a small Dallas/Fort Worth front yard. Otherwise, the layout of your driveway is more of a personal preference. Curved is nice because they are easy to connect to the street, and it can eliminate backing up altogether.
Having a lighted driveway is super beneficial to Dallas/Fort Worth homeowners. A lighted driveway adds safety so when you pull up at night, you can see where you are going. It also ensures you don't accidentally hit something like your garage door. It also helps to deter would-be burglars from your home. And a lighted driveway adds a unique curb appeal to your home — and is something future homebuyers look for. There are many types of driveway lighting to choose from, including posts, pillars, uplighting, downlighting, bollards, and more. Consult a top-notch driveway designer such as Compass Outdoor Design for recommendations today!
What makes a great outdoor design is the variety you find. From the purple azaleas at the corner of your yard close to a huge shade tree to the yellow daisies at the front of your home, where you place color matters. Not only does color have a psychological effect on us (for instance green is calming and soothing, whereas red is energetic), but in order to create flow colors have to jive. This same advice holds true for texture. You want a good mix of mulch, grass, and rock gardens. Your driveway can both add color and texture to your front yard, serving to bring your whole outdoor landscape design together. Call our outdoor living design firm in DFW to learn more today.
Quite frankly, nothing is as important as curb appeal in terms of the value of your home. Whether you are looking to refinance your home so you need a high appraisal, or you are looking to sell your home and you want to appeal to prospective home buyers, having a dynamic, beautiful, and flowing landscape design can make the difference in the appraisal or the sale. You want to give everyone who comes to your home the best first impression possible. For function, since homeowners drive their cars on a regular basis, their driveway matters. Driveways are noticed, so incorporating them as a design element all their own is prudent, indeed. Compass Outdoor Design can help ensure your driveway adds curb appeal. Call us for advice on how to balance a beautiful driveway with function and maintenance needs today.
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Driveways add value to our lives because they prevent us from having to walk in dirt and mud, and they prevent ruts from forming where you park your vehicle all the time. Furthermore, when incorporated into your front yard landscape design, driveways can be the perfect complement, making your entire landscape design be seamless.
Compass Outdoor Design has been helping Dallas/Fort Worth homeowners create the front yard and backyards of their dreams for many years. Our top-notch team consists of expert designers who know how to maximize your outdoor living area, incorporate the design elements you want, and make it all be a feast for the eyes. Let's face it, being able to unwind after a long day in your hot tub while dinner cooks on your outdoor grill is heavenly. You can watch the stars come out with your neighbors and relax the night away, recharging for the morning drudgery. We can help you choose which design elements go best together and will look great in your outdoor living space. Not only can we help ensure your driveway pops, but we can also ensure your driveway is functional and aesthetically-pleasing.
We follow a tried-and-true outdoor design process that is simple and works. We first enter our discovery phase, where we sit down with you to discuss what you are looking for in your outdoor design project, everything from pergolas to patios and pools. Then we take your ideas and begin our design phase, where we will sketch out your design and give you a chance to offer feedback and make changes.
Once you've decided on your outdoor design, our outdoor design firm prepares to make it reality. We now enter our pre-construction phase, where we begin to collect the needed materials for your project and plan meticulously for its construction. Then we begin building, which is where all of the fun happens. You'll get to see your outdoor space come to life before your eyes. From the lights installed around your driveway to the digging of your pool, you'll be able to see your creation come to life. Finally, your outdoor design is finished. Once we ensure everything is in place, you are ready to enjoy!
Compass Outdoor Design loves making your outdoor living space usable and enjoyable. Call us to get started in Dallas/Fort Worth today!