Whether you’ve got a contemporary high-end property or a heritage listed home, get set for these modern concrete driveway ideas that will blow your guests away.
While a driveway might be outdoors, it’s just as important that it complements the exterior and interior of your home. Don’t forget that the driveway is the first impression that a house makes on its guests or those who pass it.
Modern or not – concrete driveway designs are beneficial for their affordability, durability and versatility. They also require low maintenance, which saves you a whole lot of time too!
The first, and arguably most important step, of designing any modern concrete driveway is to select from a wide range of concrete design ideas.
There are so many options for each uniquely designed front yard, but it’s important to match your concrete driveway with its surroundings. For modern homes, definitely think bold and colourful, but for more traditional homes it’s best to stick with the basics.
Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of choices no matter what you’ve got!
You might be thinking that all concrete is exposed, right? But the striking appeal and stylish pebbled edging of exposed concrete can really add a powerful visual element to your property. It’s also maintenance free and durable towards any weather damage.
Perhaps the most versatile way to one-up your driveway, without blowing your budget is to add some textured or imprinted concrete. This option provides you with a deceptive high-end finish that looks like slate or marble.
Coloured concrete is growing in popularity because of its ease and endless options. It’s available in a range of different colours, which means you can style your driveway to match the exterior of your property.
Everyone knows someone with a stencilled concrete driveway – it’s an Australian favourite! Using a combination of stencilling and concrete paint, you can basically replicate any look you want, whether it’s brick, slate or bluestone.
If you’re keen to add some elegance to complement your front lawn, a slate concrete driveway design could be the answer! Slate concrete is the perfect blend of unique textures mixed with the strength of durable concrete.
Now that you’ve selected your surface, or at least got a truckload of options, the next step is to select from a broad range of modern designs. These designs should complement not only your front yard, but the whole property.
Do you have a large front yard? Fancy adding a touch of style with a water feature. A full turning circle allows your guests to park with ease and drive straight out without conducting a four-point manoeuvre.
A circular driveway can work with many types of concrete designs including pavers, stamped concrete or even stencil. They can also bring an extra layer of elegance and add to the overall façade of the property.
If you’re not sure about what to put in the middle of the driveway think about a erecting a sculpture, bird bath or even just a simple floral arrangement will look great.
If you’re struggling with modern concrete driveway designs, you can’t beat a garden driveway. These minimalist, modern driveways are the perfect match between concrete and that little bit of greenery to beautify your front yard.
The random blocks of bright grass will keep guests on the right track to your front door and also create artificial parking spaces. Highlight this feature with some garden spotlights and let the grass flourish in between. If you don’t want the extra maintenance, then fake grass will also do the trick.
Keep it Simple
If you don’t have the space or desire for a grand entrance, keep it simple!
A modern home with a smooth concrete driveway offers a drainage system and still looks elegant. To keep things nice and neat, think about a border or pavers, bush or rocks to separate the driveway from the rest of your front yard.
Simple solutions for a driveway may also include a car port, which protects your car from rain, hail or shine.
Remember, the most critical part of finishing any modern concrete driveway is the pour. If your concrete hasn’t been poured right, it’ll start to crack and cause headaches for ongoing maintenance and repairs.
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