The Road Not Taken is a beloved poem by Robert Frost, including two of the most famous lines in literature – Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by. While we assign our own meaning to these lines, the visual of home front pathways may certainly come to mind. Whether you are starting anew or redoing well-worn driveways and walkways, the ‘less traveled by’ shouldn’t mean you and your guests have avoided walking that way for a reason. Is it time to upgrade or forge a new path in your yard?
During the fall, most homeowners begin to slow down or finish up their outdoor projects, but with the holidays right around the corner there is no time like the present.
Ask yourself a few key questions:
• Are you looking for a basic get-me-there approach or are you thinking of something more attractive while still being practical?
These questions can first be answered in the type of material you choose. With so many options to choose from: brick, concrete, gravel, flagstone, asphalt, etc., it can be hard to pick one you like that is beautiful, durable, and affordable at the same time.
• Where do you turn for help, what product will help your project be unique while making a statement of beauty and durability?
Paving stones are a timeless product that has been used over and over again to add curb appeal and classic beauty to homes just like yours. Interlocking pavers used on driveways and walkways alike endure all types of weather - varying from extreme heat to freezing snow and ice. It’s hard to beat the intrinsic beauty, color, and pattern variations found in paving stones for a unique approach.
• What is the best way to enjoy your pathway system into the evening while ensuring safety and visibility?
Since it will get darker earlier and earlier no matter where you live this time of year – near the warmth of the sunbelt or in the crispness of the mountains – an integrated outdoor lighting system helps light the way while showcasing the paving system you’ve chosen. LED light features give you immediate energy savings and by integrating a Color Rendering Index into your light source, variations in color shades and movement become much more clear.
With all the great options in materials, color, quality, and pricing there need never be a reason for your pathways to be the one less traveled. You can be proud of your path as the beautiful and unique niche in the road that others want to explore.