Concrete Driveway Ideas – The Stone Apron
When its time to repair or replace your existing concrete driveway, you may want to consider adding a some additional personality. A great concrete driveway idea, as we've touched upon in previous posts, is to add an apron to the entrance of your drive. This can be an economical option that really adds more interest and character to the entrance of your home.
The following driveway photos will give you a few ideas on placement and size of these stone aprons. The stone aprons even gather more visual power when the driveways descend from the street back towards the house, as you can see in these photos.
In the concrete driveway photo above the apron is a little longer than you usually see with this type of apron but it looks great with the width as well as the long length of the driveway. There is about 4 feet of concrete between the stone apron and the street.
The stone chosen for the apron above includes some red and yellow hues to that work well with the red brick color of the house and the random pattern breaks up the strict pattern of the bricks and the uniformity of the concrete driveway. Also, a nice touch to use the same stone for the walkway to the front door.
In the above concrete driveway the stone apron is flush to the street and sits at the highest point of the driveway. What a great introduction to the house and notice how the color of the stone apron corresponds to the stonework on the home.