Why Would You Want to Make Your Driveway Wider?

One of the most valuable features of any home is the driveway. It has to be aesthetically pleasing but also practical and usable. Of course the surface of the driveway is hugely important, and thankfully there are many popular driveway types and surfaces< out there to help transform any home.

But what if your driveway is more of a small paved area at the front of the house? What if it’s simply another garden area or it can’t fit a car on it?

If this is the case, and you’re looking for ways to potentially increase the value of your home, then widening your driveway could be the best option for you. We wanted to go through some key reasons why you would want to make your driveway wider.

Create space for your car

Widening your driveway means adding an extra parking spot at the front of your home. You’ll be able to take advantage of the off-road parking space, which will not only make your car safer, it will also help to potentially lower your insurance costs.

Make room for more than one car

If you live with a partner or have a family then it’s highly likely that you have more than one vehicle. With two cars at the home, having a wider driveway will help one of you avoid having to park on the street. You could make the driveway entrance as wide as possible by utilising some of your front garden space, which can then make parking multiple cars a lot more convenient.

Also, if you happen to own a larger vehicle, such as a van or SUV, then widening your driveway entrance will ensure you don’t need to worry about finding a practical parking place for your vehicle.

If you own a caravan

As a caravan owner you’ll know all too well how expensive it can be to store it somewhere. If you want to get the best value from your caravan, then you’ll want to be able to keep it on your own driveway. By widening your driveway and extending it across the front garden, or even down the side of your home, you’ll create all the space you need to easily park and store your mobile home.

If you need easier access for people

Having a narrow driveway can make it difficult for people to squeeze past, especially when there’s a parked car on it. Someone could hurt themselves squeezing against a wall, or that the car could get scratched. The problem becomes even worse if you require disabled access for a person in a wheelchair for example. You won’t even need to make your driveway extra-wide to solve the problem, simply having a slightly wider, smooth path that runs alongside your existing driveway, will make things a lot easier.

You need space for a garage

Another reason you might need some more space when it comes to your driveway, is if you plan on building a practical garage. The more narrow your existing driveway is, the more limiting it will be in terms of choice and flexibility if you’re building a garage. Widening your driveway, can allow you to build the garage that fits your needs.

There are many reasons why making your driveway wider is a great idea, and there are lots of different options there.

If you’re looking to give your driveway or garden a complete makeover, then our highly experienced staff at Premier Surfacing are here for you. We are dedicated to helping you create your dream driveway.

Please contact us for a free quote today on 01952840838.

Published: January 2019

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