A simple and effective way to add value to your home is with quality concrete paving. It will add definition, beauty and function to your driveway, pathways or patio. The improvement is instant, and you’ll feel immediate benefits.
With over 35 years of laying concrete in modern homes across Adelaide, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver a concrete installation in your home that is stylish, functional and long-lasting.
To make your research easier, we’ve compiled our very best ideas in concrete styles for modern homes below.
Exposed aggregate concrete styles
Exposed aggregate concrete is a popular choice for modern homes and comes in a wide range of colours and textures. We have many combinations for you to view at our Concrete Display Centre in Forestville, and it is also possible to create your own unique blend of pebbles and hues to develop a custom aggregate.
And it adds immediate value. Research has shown that homes with a driveway made of exposed aggregate concrete were not only seen as more contemporary and attractive than others, they were also worth more, by as much as 10%.
Handcrafted saw-cut concrete styles
Panorama Concrete Adelaide specialises in a handcrafted saw-cut style which looks like a high-end paver but is actually a concrete slab with square or rectangle patterns cut into the concrete. This solution is ideal for the low maintenance home owner who wants a modern and contemporary concrete solution, without the weeding.
The result is sleek elegance and works well for patios and entertaining areas as the even finish is perfect for table and chair legs. Sawcut concrete also looks stunning on driveways, providing both functionality, grip and durability if you have heavier vehicles.
To further assist your research, you may want to also consider the benefits of having concrete over pavers, so we’ve compiled 10 reasons right here: 10 Reasons Why A Concrete Driveway Is Better Than A Paved One.
Stamped concrete solutions or Panorama’s Pattern Pave for modern homes
Stamped concrete is versatile and durable. After the concrete slab in the colour and texture of your choice is poured to the correct levels and trowelled, our concrete team will press the concrete stamps you have chosen into the wet concrete to create the pattern and texture.
After the concrete has cured enough our team will be back to high pressure clean, cut in joints to assist in the control of cracking and seal when the paving is dry. There is a range of tile and slate style of stamps to choose from and you can add stamped borders or actual tile borders.
Have a look at some examples here: Decorative Concrete Driveways – Add Value And Function For A Long Time To Come
Using integral colour concrete
Exposed aggregate and stamped concrete are great choices for driveways, but coloured concrete with a smudge finish to provide grip and texture is also becoming popular. Some customers find this finish is a great alternative with colours and hues to create a perfect contrast to the colour of modern homes. Integral colour concrete is available in a large range of colours to create a smooth and functional finish for modern homes.
Find out more here: 5 Ways To Use Integral Coloured Concrete For A Driveway
Add lighting, contrasting borders and more
You can add tiled borders, tile inserts, coloured borders and lighting to create more interest and colour to any concrete project. Come in and see our display at 1 Maple Avenue, Forestville or contact us to arrange a free no obligation proposal.
Read more here: 6 Concrete Design Tips For Driveways In Adelaide’s Modern Homes
Planning for a concrete driveway
Planning ahead for a driveway involves considering your lifestyle needs today and into the future. Do you have little kids running around? How you will be using the driveway in the future? Will you need a double driveway later?
Even if you have room to make a single driveway into a double down the track you may not end up with a complete match with the original concrete. Colours may have changed somewhat after years under the sun. Aggregates are natural products dug out of the ground which may also change in colour depending upon where they were sourced.
How much maintenance do you want to do?
In these busy times with both partners working, a low maintenance concrete paving solution for driveways and perimeter paving makes complete sense. Who wants to spend time weeding between pavers as well weeding the garden?
For the low maintenance home owner, here are our tips for concrete driveways.
Read more about 3 Low-Maintenance Driveway Ideas For Adelaide Homes
Visit our Concrete Display Centre at 1 Maple Avenue Forestville for inspiration
We’re open from 8.30am-5.30pm and have many examples of exposed aggregate, stamped concrete and coloured concrete which makes it much easier to decide on the style and colour of concrete you want for your home.
And if you sign up with Panorama Concrete, we’ll provide 400mm x 400mm samples to take home and view in your home’s natural lighting. You can be sure that your final choice suits what you want to achieve.
Give us a call on 8297 9611 or pop into our display centre to have a chat with one of our friendly consultants. Start planning your concrete project with us today!