Category Archives: driveways & walkways

off street parking

Entryways, Driveways & Off-street Parking

Visitors and neighbors’ first impression of your home is their view from the street and your home should be welcoming. Exterior Designs creates curb appeal by constructing and landscaping driveways and walkways, and even correcting standing water and poor drainage problems. We also select plant materials and containers to make your front door, porch, or balcony more inviting.     We see a lot of problems in the New Orleans area with off-street parking where homeowners do not have a sufficient area to park or the existing drive is broken and does not accommodate the cars of today. We overcome this challenge by constructing a new driveway, fixing broken and uneven concrete. We can link your driveway to a walkway or even create a small walk giving your guests a place to stand. Since every situation is unique, we encourage you to contact us for…

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landscape exterior

A Total Landscape Transformation

Throughout this landscape transformation, Exterior Designs worked with the client to create unique outdoor spaces surrounding this beautiful New Orleans home. We were able to create comfortable outdoor rooms throughout all sides of the residence. From off-street parking to a side entryway and two courtyards, the home’s personality was brought back to life. Check out our before and after photos to see the full landscape transformation.

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pergola

Hardscaping, the foundation of a successful landscape

You have decided to create an outdoor space, now it is time to plan for your hardscaping needs. Hardscaping offers a plethora of appealing options whether you want a paved walkway or driveway or an elaborate outdoor living room. When planning the hardscape phase of your project, the entire landscape of the area must be a consideration. One would not build a house by building a room, then a year or two later, add another room. Your outdoor space has to be given the same consideration as you are designing your space.  You may want to start with a patio and a walkway, then your project could eventually include a pool, water feature or retainer wall.  The planning stage should include a professional consult to help you reach the current and future goals for your space. Next you will want to choose a…

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