Driveways make up an integral part of the home. All the people passing by your home may not get to see the inside, but everyone sees the outside. It would only make sense to put in some effort to maximize the functionality. Although they serve primarily as a road leading to a house/structure, with a bit of remodelling, driveways can serve other purposes.
These are three things you could do with your driveway to liven it up and give it a refreshing look.
1. Use it as a basketball court
Whether you are a sporty guy or not, using your driveway as a makeshift basketball court is a crowd favourite. Basketball is a fun sport to play with your friends and is even a fun family activity that is bound to get everyone involved at the next barbeque. This use of your driveway requires minimal remodelling too.
If you don’t fancy demarking the ground for half-court lines, install a hoop, and you’re good to go. If you have kids, this is a definite no-brainer, since it removes any excuses to exercise while providing a fun activity to pass their time.
2. Chalking up your driveway
This particular driveway remodel does not need any tools or items. Get yourself a piece of chalk, preferably different coloured ones, and get drawing. If you have younger kids, go for chalking up lines and circles for hopscotch or marbles. It might make sense to fix up your driveway and remove any mini-potholes that might exist before letting your kids play on it. The last thing you need is your kids tripping and hurting themselves. Contact professional companies for these services and make sure they have a good reputation.
The best part about using your driveway as a playground for your kid is that it is temporary. Since all the artwork uses chalk, one quick wash of your driveway, and it will be good as new. It is another practical way to get your kids active and away from their screens.
3. Use it as a supplementary garden
For those of you who have a green thumb, this might come as a pleasant surprise. Most often, homeowners tend to have driveways that are much wider than needed. One way to use your driveways in such scenarios is to narrow the width by doing a bit of gardening on either side.
The reason we have referred to it as a supplementary garden is that you will have a space constraint if you choose to go all out on these gardens. If you don’t mind ending up with a driveway wide enough for a bicycle, go ahead and make this your primary garden.
While all this is fine and dandy, it would make sense to ensure your driveway is ready for the remodelling. Look for tar and chip Norwich services that will do the job without burning a hole in your pocket. With a driveway in top shape, you can even hold garage sales, bake sales, etc. without feeling embarrassed or guilty that your driveway is a total mess.