Paving Ideas


If you are looking for an easy way to add value and beauty to your home, you should consider using a paving design on your driveway and walkways. There are many designs to choose from, as well as several different materials you can use. To get some good paving ideas, you could do research; look at the houses in your neighbourhood, browse the internet or home design magazines, to get a better idea of paving design ideas. However, don’t limit yourself to what others have done, This is an area where you can really let your own creativity flow.

Paving Idea

Some of the more common materials used in paving are concrete, asphalt and paving stones. You may be thinking that concrete wouldn’t really lend itself well to a paving design, but there are engraved and stained concretes that you can use to create a truly dazzling paving design. With paving stones you can create simple but beautiful designs, such as basketweave and herringbone, or even intricate spirals and pinwheels. Using concrete with paving stones, you can create a very unique paving design that will add much beauty to your home, without really costing you a fortune. Asphalt is a bit more limited to its appearance, but it is the most commonly used paving material for driveways and can be accentuated with concrete and or paving stones as well.

Don’t think that you are limited to the above materials. As long as it serves its function as a walkway or driveway and it looks great, then get creative and give it your own personality. Do be sure to look at as many paving ideas as you can, then start imaging your own design. Your beautiful paving design may become a reality sooner than you think.

Paving Design Software

In this modern age you need designer software to get the most realistic 3D Paving designs. One of the more popular design software is Blender or Sketchup.

With this software, you can get an almost real-world concept of what the Paving Area will look like before you start the actual work. The Computers needed to run these programs are a bit on the pricey side but if you look at the minimum requirements you can easily find a new laptops for sale or a refurbished laptop for sale that will suit your budget.

Here is a sample of a 3d model Paving Design that looks real.