Walkways: 7 DIY, Designs, & Ideas
We want to have a home that is not only beautiful inside but is also welcoming outside. The beauty of our backyards and front spaces is an obsession for many homeowners. Walkways are part of our yards that can enhance and beautify the overall appeal of our residence. They are built to serve as a guide, pattern, and accent in our gardens and yards. Now, if you want to have one of your own, discover first some ideas about the designs and materials needed for it.
They come in different designs, materials, and style. It can either match your house, garden, flower beds, or simply the yard. There are actually a lot of ideas for DIY pathways. You can use stones, rocks, bricks, wood, and other materials to create your own design. One of the best materials to use and create is granite tile. But before we go to the different designs using granite tile, let us figure as to why we are suggesting this material for you.
Why Granite tile is the One
Granite is amazingly durable. If you are to build a pathway to your beautiful patio or garden, you are sure to have a long lasting one if you will use granite. Aside from this is the fact that it’s is chemical proof so if ever you want to also use it near your garage or for your driveway, chemical spills from oils won’t ruin it. It is also stain proof, so you don’t have to worry about it getting ugly when rainy days come together with mud. Added to this is the fact that if you plan to do-it-yourself, it is totally enjoyable because granite comes in many shades, designs, and they are all unique from one another.
You can choose from blue, brown, grey, salmon pink, white, black, and even green! Just a reminder, too- granite can be used in other parts of the house like bathroom vanity tops, kitchen countertops, floors, fireplace mantel, shelves, and so much more. And oftentimes, we fix things inside our home with excessive materials, and if you have extra granite tiles from previous projects inside your home, you’re saving a huge amount of money because you can still recycle and use it to decorate your pathway.
Granite tiles are also heat resistant, so you don’t have to worry if Mr. Sun shines brightly above it— you can keep the gorgeous material the way it is. If you have extra granite tiles or planning to buy some, rest assured that you get what you paid for.
Different DIY Walkway Ideas Using Granite Tiles
Granite tiles and mortar walkway
The creation of this design can serve as a bonding moment for you and your family. So, pick up those remaining granite tiles left (but we suggest you get different colors and use it!) and put it in the mortar. This is easy as mortar is not that complicated to use especially during DIY sessions, unlike cement.
Tetris styled walkway
If you have kids and plans to play with them during your weekends, creating a game-like walkway is a great idea. Select randomly sized granite tiles (in rectangles and squares) with color variations and arrange them together! You can try to play with your kids using the tiles. Try creating questions and then ask them to step on a specific tile color or size for an additional thrill!
Granite tiles with stones and bushes in between walkway
Because granite tiles come in earth colors like brown, rustic, black, greenish, it is perfect to match with stones simultaneously. You can plant small bushes in between it for a natural effect that is often seen in fairy tales, and now in your own walkway!
Granite tiles and pebble mosaic walkway
Try building a pathway composed of several square granite tiles and pebble mosaic. Arrange them in your desired pattern. You can go ahead and use a color combination for it- let’s say, you will use two granite tiles colors and random pebbles in the mosaics. You are creating a relaxing design for your yards with the use of this design plus it is easy to do! You get to handle everything from the selection of the materials to the pattern execution. Truly exciting!
Granite mosaic walkway
Are you an art enthusiast and landscape architect by heart? Then, try creating one! Bring the beautiful cathedral ceiling design in your garden or home pathways using different colors of tiles and illuminate its beauty with the help of Mr. Sun’s rays! It is effortless to do this because you already have the colorful materials to play along with. You can try also to add lining materials with different colors to accentuate the mosaic style of your walkway. This perfect if you are trying to brighten the overall appeal of your home.
Steps within the grass walkway
For a traditional style, build steps of one color of granite tiles then put in on top of the grasses in your garden and pathway. Select random forms for each step to complete the natural look of it. The rustic brown or brown granite tile colors will best match your Bermuda grass. Just like the tree, brown and green always complement!
Pure granite tiles walkway
Just like any normal pathway, you can try to build one in full granite. You can either play between rectangular or square patterns. This style is very simple and easy to create because it only requires your conviction with what granite color you’ll use. This is also very common yet sleek because each granite already contains unique designs, so don’t pay attention too much to the artistic part!
Granite tiles are very handy when it comes to building your dream home interior and outdoor design too. They may be deemed as expensive, but it is naturally quarried and extremely durable. You certainly get the money you paid to have it. Plan your official and very own “runway” in your yards today with granite tiles!
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- Dale Basilla