As you’re dreaming of your new home, don’t let the driveway be an afterthought. The looks and purpose of the driveway for your custom home are important elements of design that should be deliberately considered.
Your driveway connects your home to your street, and it’s the first portion of your property you and your guests experience. Create a good first impression by being deliberate on the specifics of designing the driveway for your custom home.
Tips for designing an attractive, functional driveway
Your driveway serves many purposes: it provides easy entrance into your garage, gives you and your guests a place to park your car, and creates a beautiful entrance to your property from the street. It should be designed in a way that both meets your functional needs and looks attractive at the same time. Here are some things to consider when designing a driveway for your custom home:
1. Consider your driveway’s function—
Plan for your current needs as well as your future needs when it comes to your driveway’s purpose.
a. How many cars do you own?
b. Are your children going to learn to drive soon?
c. Do you own an RV, or do you plan to buy one in the next 5 years?
d. How often do you entertain, and how large is your guest list typically?
e. How much additional parking do you need on a regular basis?
f. How far is your home from the road?
2. Where is your garage positioned on your property?
a. Does it face the street?
b. Is it on the side of your home?
c. Is your garage attached or unattached to your home?
3. What type of terrain is on your property between the street and your custom home?
a. Beautiful, wooded, Oklahoma and Arkansas lots may include small irregularities that should be taken into account when designing a driveway for your custom-built dream home. Look carefully at your options when considering the placement of your driveway.
b. Driveways come in all shapes and sizes based on the terrain that surrounds your custom-built home. What size is best for your current and future needs?
c. Remember to consider landscaping needs when you plan your custom home driveway.
4. Decide on what style you desire in a driveway.
a. Do you prefer a simple driveway that functionally meets your needs?
b. Do you desire a grand, estate-like entryway in which your driveway plays a part?
c. Do you want a straight drive or a winding drive?
d. Do you want your drive to lead up to your garage, or do you want a horseshoe drive that provides a loop so you never have to back up on your driveway? With this type of driveway, there is a convenient entrance and exit onto your street.
5. Consider what type of looks you want for your driveway.
a. Aesthetics are important and your driveway impacts your curb appeal, so consider it carefully in the design phase of your custom home.
b. The style of driveway you choose and the location and function of it should complement your dream home’s overall look.
6. Consider your driveway’s long-term maintenance needs
a. The more surface area you have on your driveway, the more maintenance your driveway will need over the years.
b. Realize your driveway is vulnerable to the elements, and over the years it can mean clearing your driveway of snow, salting it to keep others from getting hurt, and filling in potholes if they occur.
Custom-built homes for people who choose to build their dreams
Parker Built Homes is a custom home builder specializing in unique, affordable, new home construction in Tulsa, Northeastern Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas.
Parker Built Homes builds on the land you own. We understand the challenge of building something that’s uniquely your style. When you desire to create something others may have never done before, we’re inspired.
We don’t build cookie-cutter homes—We have never built the same home twice, and we don’t plan on changing that.
We believe in over-communicating with our clients—We value you, our customer, and keep you in the loop throughout the building process. We communicate with honesty and integrity.
We are willing to do what it takes to make your dream come true—Challenges may come when we build something truly special, but we don’t give in to them—but rather, we do what it takes to overcome so your home exceeds your expectations.
Freedom is choosing to live life where you want to live in a home you designed to live your life in. You should be free to build what you want where you want it, rather than feeling trapped in a neighborhood in a typical looking home. Building a custom home should be a great experience. We take your dreams seriously, and we truly want to make them a reality. Here’s how simple it is:
1. Schedule an appointment.
2. We discuss your desires, then design a set of plans for your custom-built home.
3. We create the best building strategy and build your beautiful custom home.
Ready to build the home of your dreams? Schedule a free consultation.
Building a custom home is the best way to get what you really want in a home, and now is a great time to build your dream home.
We’re passionate about building homes for people with distinct desires who think outside the box. We design your custom dream home to meet your unique style, desires, and needs. We love the challenge of never building two houses that are alike, because no two people are exactly alike, and no two dreams are identical.
Schedule a consultation, and we’ll listen to your dream home desires, answer all your questions, and design the best plan to make your dream home a reality. In the meantime, download your free Custom Dream Home Checklist.