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Driveway Design Ideas

Commodore 703
Commodore 703
Jared Poole Design
Photo of a beach style front yard partial sun driveway in Gold Coast - Tweed with brick pavers.
Formal Garden
Formal Garden
Outscape
Design ideas for a large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Other with a garden path and gravel.
Dune House
Dune House
Acre
Large monolithic architectural details are something we try and bring into all our projects, it’s these details that allow us to be looser with wilder with our planting palettes and for the outcome to still feel considered. In this case, the benches allowed us to terrace the site creating activated zones to higher use of the functionality. Photography by Rory Gardiner
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Large traditional front yard full sun driveway in New York with a garden path and gravel.
Unique Contemporary Provence in Santa Monica
Unique Contemporary Provence in Santa Monica
Daniel Bosler Foto
Front Entrance and Driveway with River Rocks and Stone Cladding. ©Daniel Bosler Photography
Photo of a mid-sized mediterranean front yard driveway in Los Angeles with concrete pavers.
Landscapes
Landscapes
Beach Bum Turf Co.
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern front yard partial sun driveway for summer in Tampa with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Garden Spaces
Garden Spaces
Dabah Landscape Designs
Russian sage and lady's mantle alternating along a white fence with pink roses
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional front yard driveway for summer in New York with a wood fence.
Concrete Slabs Unique Design by Shosh
Concrete Slabs Unique Design by Shosh
DRIVEWAYS BY DESIGN
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary front yard partial sun driveway in Miami with concrete pavers.
Residential 2
Residential 2
Greenmark Environmental
This is an example of a large traditional front yard full sun driveway for summer in Houston with concrete pavers.
Bird Key Modern Bungalow
Bird Key Modern Bungalow
BORDEN Landscape Design
Photographer: Ryan Gamma
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern front yard full sun driveway for winter in Tampa with concrete pavers.
Our Work
Our Work
Great Scapes Outdoor Living, Inc.
Photo of a mid-sized traditional front yard driveway in Chicago with a garden path and brick pavers.
Diablo backyard
Diablo backyard
Martin Hoffmann, Landscape Architect
This is an example of a country backyard driveway in San Francisco with natural stone pavers.
Modern Remodel
Modern Remodel
TOPOS Architects, Inc
We completely renovated a simple low-lying house for a university family by opening the back side with large windows and a wrap-around patio. The kitchen counter extends to the exterior, enhancing the sense of openness to the outside. Large overhanging soffits and horizontal cedar siding keep the house from overpowering the view and help it settle into the landscape. An expansive maple floor and white ceiling reinforce the horizontal sense of space. Phil Bond Photography
Paver Walkways
Paver Walkways
Autumn Hill Patio & Landscape
Photo of a mid-sized traditional front yard driveway in Wilmington with a garden path and brick pavers.
Modern Water-Side Landscape Remodel - Front Lawn Replaced, Novato, CA
Modern Water-Side Landscape Remodel - Front Lawn Replaced, Novato, CA
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
A new driveway design featuring large concrete slabs and small black pebbles set in a permeable resin in between. The front areas of this landscape in Bel Marin Keys, Novato, were transformed from a tired, water thirsty-lawn into a contemporary setting with dramatic concrete pavers leading to the home's entrance. A variety of low-water plants for sun and part shade complete this project front yard transformation. Installed in February 2014. More plant updates early 2015. The back areas of this transformation is featured in a separate project: Modern Water-Side Landscape Remodel http://www.houzz.com/projects/456093/Modern-Water-Side-Landscape-Remodel---Lawn-Replaced--Novato--CA
Country Farm House
Country Farm House
a Blade of Grass
Peastone driveway with antique granite curbing and perennials planting beds.
Design ideas for a mid-sized country courtyard full sun driveway for summer in Boston with gravel.
Driveway Entry Planting
Driveway Entry Planting
Eisler Landscapes
Planting under established trees can be daunting for homeowners. This area called for a more sedate planting design that would brighten the understory near the entry drive. Variegated Hosta and native ferns lightened the space with their bright green foliage and provide just enough textural difference to be interesting, but not overwhelming.
Seaside Low Maintenance Landscapes
Seaside Low Maintenance Landscapes
Maria Hickey & Associates Landscapes
This low maintenance landscape provides nonstop color from May to October. The property is very windy and hot.
Large traditional front yard full sun driveway in Boston with gravel for summer.
NEW WAVE ASIAN
NEW WAVE ASIAN
Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design
Lewis E. Aqüi
Inspiration for a large asian front yard full sun driveway in Miami with natural stone pavers.
Wood Fences
Wood Fences
VIKING FENCE CO
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional backyard full sun driveway for spring in Austin with concrete pavers.

The design of our driveways is often neglected, with functionality taking up all the attention. We tend to forget that our driveway is important in making a good first impression, and can significantly lift the appeal and value of your property. But since you’re here browsing the Houzz image gallery for driveway ideas, you have probably realised that. So where can you find the best ideas to spruce up yours?


As every landscape architect or exterior designer can tell you, the possibilities are endless. You can work with gravel, asphalt, pavers and more. You can go all-out with landscaping and create a garden that blows your visitors away with beautiful flowers and tall trees. And lighting is another consideration which can make a big difference.


Whatever you have in mind, browse our gallery to collect ideas. You can save your favourites and use them to brief your landscaper later, and you can even narrow down your search to driveways in certain styles, sizes or in certain parts of the world - images of Australian driveways will show the right plants straight away, whereas American designs will have to be adapted to your climate. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular driveway ideas.

Green Driveway

If you have caught onto an eco-friendly lifestyle, a green driveway is probably what you want. Driveway ideas with grass come in many forms. For example, you can surround your driveway with grass or other greenery, and set a cobblestone or an asphalt road landing in front of the house, or you can lay pavers and let the grass grow in between. The finishing touch would be adding some other plants like flowers or trees, to round off the look.

Cobblestone Circular Driveway

Circular driveways make a great entrance. Place some greenery or a water fountain in the middle and you’ll instantly add that WOW factor to your home.

Concrete Driveway

A landscape architect can help you design a concrete driveway that will last a lifetime. Combined with an iron fence at the front and night lights all the way to the house, you’re set with a stylish, timeless design.


Once you narrow down your ideas, check out the Houzz directory to find a landscaper to help you bring it to life!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a driveway renovation or are building a designer driveway from scratch, Houzz has 18,465 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including DRIVEWAYS BY DESIGN and TOPOS Architects, Inc. Look through driveway photos in different colours and styles and when you find a driveway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful driveway ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.