Paving the way to curb appeal
The owners of this home wanted to add curb appeal to their White Bear Lake, MN, residence. The home's backyard already had plenty of appeal with a deck facing picturesque Birch Lake, one of Minnesota's 10,000-plus lakes.
Villa Landscapes created a plan to design and build a fresh look for the home's front entryway.
The first step was to remove the old sidewalk and excavate to widen the space.
Then, the old concrete front stoop was covered easily with Willow Creek paving stones. This solution updates a drab concrete stoop with a fresh, contemporary appearance.
Precision cuts were made in the pavers to accommodate the stair railings.
The trench for the sidewalk was lined with landscape fabric. Then 6 inches of base material was placed on it, topped with an inch of sand, to create a level base on which to lay the pavers.
VERSA-LOK retaining wall units were used to extend the bottom step to create a graceful curve in the sidewalk approach.
The final pavers were laid in place . . . .
… and this brick bungalow's front stairs and sidewalk in Minnesota has a fresh, new look!