AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011 - (Page 244)

Drive me crazy A driveway not only saves you the hassle of nding a safe and convenient parking space, it’s a valuable asset, too. Make sure yours is up to standard Whether you are selling your home or just want the exterior to look its best, it’s important to give your driveway the care and attention it deserves. Try to think of it as a type of courtyard – it’s one of the first areas guests and passers-by will see, so make it a pleasant space; not just somewhere to park the car. An unkempt driveway will make your house look scruffy and uncared for before someone’s even stepped inside. One way to create instant ‘wow’ is to inject it with a splash of colour by using flowers and foliage. Low-growing plants can be grown between the tracks where the car wheels run, or you can plant up the area around the driveway, choosing plants that won’t overhang – there’s nothing more annoying than scratched car paintwork. Recessed concrete blocks are a good way of keeping plants in their place and will help soften the appearance of concrete edging. WORDS: GEORGINA MARIC | PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011