24 driveway ideas to up the kerb appeal of your home

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With the right driveway ideas even any home can be improved — not only visually, but on a practical level too. For this reason, it is really important to ensure you have chosen the right material for your driveway — some will be more suitable for certain locations and house styles than others. 

One of the golden rules when it comes to how to create kerb appeal is to ensure that the driveway looks smart and fulfils the needs of the property. Whether you're planning a new driveway for a self build – where planning permission frequently requires off-road parking – or updating an existing one, keep in mind that dedicating time and effort to creating a visually-appealing and practical approach to your home will more than pay off as it is used day-to-day. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.