This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY

Double Driveway

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We’ve never really understood the design of our driveway. It goes up to our one-car garage at an angle instead of straight in.single lane driveway I suppose the previous owners just wanted to have a nice flower bed alongside it. But for Jamie and I who don’t have green thumbs — hence the overgrowth in the above picture —ย we wanted something that was more functional. So we decided to have the flower bed dug up and then widen the driveway to fit two cars across.marking line for concrete pourWhen we bought the house we pretty much knew this was something we wanted to do. During the fall and winter months our town doesn’t allow overnight street parking so they can do leaf and snow removal. And since I get home first and need to be out first in the morning, the swapping of cars got old pretty quickly. So finally last week, the company we hired came in and took care of the job!driveway renovation to fit 2 cars across Unfortunately, borough codes restricted us from taking the driveway all the way to the edge of our property (stupid), but we just filled the remainder in with decorative stone from Home Depot.new wider driveway with decorative stone The important thing is it’s now more functional and better fits our needs. And it doesn’t look too shabby either.colonial house with wider drivewayWhat projects have you done to make things more practical and useful?

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3 thoughts on “Double Driveway

  1. Looks great! It must feel great to have that job done! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It is (practically) beautiful.ย  What a great improvement. Just enough room for my cute white car. Have a good week. Love,

    Mom

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