Sidewalk and patio shape ideas

minneapolisiteSeptember 21, 2012

We are meeting with the concrete guy next week to make a decision on our patio slab (where the walk-out basement and deck stairs go) and our sidewalk shape (path from driveway to front door). I haven't even THOUGHT about this so I have no idea what I'd like. Any inspiration pictures to share?

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Annie Deighnaugh

I love the front walk our architect designed...we used the zigzag edge in the back patio design as well.

Most important when designing a walkway is to make it natural...people don't tend to walk in straight lines and then make right angle turns. Rather the meander toward the goal so curves are always more interesting than straight lines.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 8:04PM
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dawn_t

AnnieD your home is beautiful!
Minneapolisite - just a thought, if you are doing concrete, have you looked at stamped concrete?
After 4 years of a slow DIY build, we are finally at this (landscaping) stage and are attempting a curved, stamped sidewalk by ourselves.

1st pic is an inspiration pic
2nd pic is the first part of my sidewalk pour ...

Dawn

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:25PM
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dawn_t

oops - 2nd pic:
1st attempt at the start of the sidewalk/patio pour...

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:42PM
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