concrete driveway

If you are planning to improve an existing driveway in your home or add a new one, then you should carry out extensive research before making your decision. In this case, there are many things you ought to consider. For instance, you ought to consider the first impression your driveway could make. Kerb appeal has an impact on how people feel about their property and its value. Thus, if you are planning to sell your home, then getting the right driveway builder in Glasgow could make the much-needed difference.

The material you choose depends on what you will use the driveway for. For instance, if you are using it for parking cars, then you have many types of material to consider. However, if you will be using the driveway as a place for your kids to play, then you need a material that is solid, durable, and easy to clean. In such a case, you should consider asphalt or concrete.

Block Paving

paved drivewayThis is a popular choice for patios and paths, as well as driveways. The good thing about block paving is that it is long-lasting, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. The pavers or blocks are available in a wide range of styles, shapes, and colors to suit your home. Pavers are available in two types – kiln-fire clay brick and molded concrete blocks. It is cheap to repair block paving as you only need to remove individual blocks and replace them.

Tarmac Driveways

Asphalt, or tarmac, is one of the common materials used for the surface of roads. The good thing about this material is that it is durable and versatile. It also comes in a wide range of textures and colors. That makes it a great choice if you already have a driveway. Remember that tarmac can support heavy loads that need minimal maintenance. However, if your driveway is small, this is not the cheapest option you can get.

Resin

Resin driveways look stunning and are durable. The common types of resin driveways include resin bonded and resin-bound. Both of them require a given degree of maintenance and are available in different patterns and colors.

Gravel

home with a drivewayThis is probably the most popular type of driveway, and it is available in different colors. In fact, gravel is the cheapest option. When it is installed, it looks beautiful. There is a need to maintain it properly for it to last long. Also, gravel allows water to move easily.…

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

It’s A Boy!
This weekend I became an aunt (again). My sister that we threw the shower for last month had her baby yesterday, a week earlier than her due date, and exactly one month after my birthday. Welcome to the world sweet boy, you are already more loved than you’ll ever know. Zachary John was born April 3rd and is a little bundle of squishy joy.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

Gotta Try This
Saw this pop up a few times today and I think I may attempt it this weekend, or sometime before Easter.

 

Originally seen here. So cute, no? Happy Friday everyone!
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Clutter Corner: Before
There’s a spot in our apartment that always seems to collect clutter and no matter how I try to organize it, the space doesn’t get better. Anyone else have that problem? Here’s mine:

 

 

It’s in our dining room, against a wall that doesn’t get seen too often.

This table used to serve a purpose when we had a laptop and I did my schoolwork on the dining room table. So this table sufficed as our printer stand/storage facility for our stapler, hole puncher, and extra pens and paper. But now that we have a new office area, complete with printer table, this table is no longer needed here. The only purpose it serves is to hold our lamp, which is necessary because this room has no overhead lighting, and to collect clutter.

 

And yes, there is a headboard in our dining room. It was a $20 Craigslist find I couldn’t pass up but since we don’t exactly need it right now, it needs to be stored elsewhere.

Another angle to get an understanding of this room. The framed piece I don’t really care for but Dan loves it so when we moved it from the Landing, we compromised and hung it here. Problem is we just hung it on an existing nail that was already in the wall so it is much too close to our thermostat.

So that’s my project this weekend- clean up and make sense of this corner of our apartment. What about you? If you are a music lover, you can also display memorabilia of the album anne murray glen campbell or the portraits band.

Anyone who have weekend organizing projects of their own?

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

You’ve Got Mail
Indeed I got mail today, a whole slew of very exciting things awaited me when I came home for my lunch break. First off, one of my Dolce chairs arrived, right on schedule with the first estimated delivery date- gotta love Target.

Unfortunately the chairs were being shipped separately so I don’t know when to expect the next one but hopefully it won’t be in the too distant future.

Next up was this:

One of my final issues of Entertainment (since I recently cancelled the subscription),

the new Dwell Studio catalogue (very exciting), and

yup I got it, the Domino Book of Decorating. I’d seen snippets of the beauty held between those pages and I had to have it for myself. Especially after the magazine went out of production, I wanted something to remember it by. I can’t wait for a quiet evening where I can sit down with that bad boy, to read and admire it very slowly.
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Sometimes People Are Awesome

 


Monday night, during my usual daily hunt for a brass coffee table, I came across a table of a different kind.

Sorry about the quality, that was the original list photo from good ol’ Craig. The shape was interesting and the overlapping squares felt so West Elm, and best of all it was only ten bucks. The next day I shot the guy a text and it was still available so we picked it up after work Tuesday night. So why are people awesome sometimes? Well for our “trouble” of driving out to pick it up, the guy gave it to me for FREE! It’s like he didn’t know how Craigslist works or something. So with a sweet little table in my trunk and ten bucks in my pocket I was a happy lady driving home that night.…