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Having a pathway in your home or rental property is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. It can be much easier for guests to find their way to your house or your backyard if there is a pathway leading the way. Furthermore, a pathway can be a beautiful addition to any area and add a quaint feel to your property. It is possible to create your very own pathway with just a few materials and an afternoon to do the dirty work.

Walkway 101

The first thing you need to do is get permission from your landlord when creating a pathway. Although this seems like a minor home renovation that won't do any harm, you still need to ask your landlord first. It is his property and he may have some grand plans in place for the area where the proposed pathway will go. Avoid the disappointment of having to get rid of your hard work by asking ahead of time.

The next thing you need to do is decide on a location for your pathway. You may want to have a path that leads from your driveway to your front or back entrance to make it easier to see when you come in at night. Or you may want to have a pathway that acts as a walkway for residence that are walking, rather than driving. You may want to have a pathway that leads to the garden or one that wraps around the swimming pool, hot tub, gazebo or other feature on your rental property.

Once you have decided on the right spot you will need to choose your materials. Concrete, stones and even timber can all make lovely pathways. You may wish to place a few stones spaced apart and cover the area in between with lovely black dirt for an easy pathway. All you need to do in order to get this look is dig out the area, place the stones and then lay the dirt after.

You can choose stones of all different shapes, colors and designs to match your space. You can buy these stones at a raw material shop or you can also hire a contractor to do the job for you. If you opt for this then the contractor will generally supply different stones to choose from as well as offer advice on the right place and the most suitable walkway options. All you need to do is choose your product, pay your contractor and viola - you can enjoy a lovely new area to your home in a matter of hours in some instances.

Beautifying Your Pathway

Once you have your pathway in place it is a good idea to think about lighting. One of the reasons for a walk way is to that people do not mess up the yard, the garden or another feature when walking in the dark at night. Adding some solar lights or tiki torches to your pathway is an elegant and creative way to guide your guests to your home and add a touch of class to your property.

Creating a pathway can be done in a few hours. You will need to dig up the space which can take a little time and then lay the stones. If the stones are heavy or quite large then you may need a friend to help you lift them. Choose stones that will complement the features and color of the home and the property. Think about the paint, the fence and other features when choosing your stones and creating a pathway on your property.

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