Enticing Home Entry Walkways for Curb Appeal

A brick home with a walkway leading to the front entry.

Everyone knows that your home’s appeal begins with the outer aesthetics. To most, this means keeping up with the lawn, garden, outer paint and driveway. What tends to be forgotten is the home entry walkway. Sure, people see the broad picture of your home first, but then they must walk up the entryway to enter your home. If this hasn’t been kept up or just lacks pizzazz, then your home’s value can go down in the eyes of guests and potential buyers. There’s not one set way to design your home entry walkway, which leads to a fun experience piecing your own together.

A home entry walkway adorned with white flowers and ribbons.

Flowers are a popular design concept that is used to up the appeal of a home. There’s a bountiful variety of types, colors and sizes to choose from, as well was some for every climate. If you’re a novice gardener, you’ll find comfort in knowing that there are flowers that are relatively easy to care for that have almost no chance of dying. Of course, you can choose flowers that blossom annually as well so you don’t have to go through the hassle of planting new ones each year. Flowers can be embedded in the ground, in raised flower pots or even hanging from fancy wire holders like the picture to the left, so you’re free to let your creativity shine when using flowers!

A home with a walkway leading to its entry in the middle of a green lawn.
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Plants and bushes are also a nice addition to add a big, bold pop of green in the walkway. You can learn more about the best foundation plants here, many of which you can then choose to trim into continuous squares, or cut them into a shape of your choosing. If you still desire flowers, find a plant or bush that has flowers which bloom each year.

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Planting bushes also gives you a place to hang Christmas lights to expand the festive feeling from your house to the sidewalk during the season.

A stone path leading to a home with flowers and shrubs at the entry.
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Updating the path is another solution to having a home entry walkway with some curb appeal. You can do some neat brickwork, creating a pattern with the bricks. Another option is to use stones, which can be done in a variety of ways. First, you can place them neatly together with an outline. Second, you can place stones of mix-matched sizes and shapes with space in between for grass to grow, giving a more natural feel. Concrete is another option which will be easy to clean and will be sleek and flat to help those with walking issues.

The home entry walkway is an oft- forgot way to add curb appeal to your home and is relatively easy to fix. Choosing flowers, bushes or updating the pathway itself are some of the best and quickest ways to better the aesthetics of the outside of your home.

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