5 Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Bomanite Driveway & Walkway

If you haven’t begun outdoor holiday decorating, a good place to start is with your front door, porch or walkway. Nothing is more welcoming for your guests than a splash of greenery, simple bows or a lush wreath that says, “Happy Holidays”. You can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, but before the temperatures drop any further get in the creative zone, put on some festive music and go at it. Here’s how.

  1. Hang a beautiful wreath on your front door. Many nurseries have them as simple or as lush as you would like. You can pick one up at your local grocery store if time is of the essence. For added sparkle, you can purchase some battery-operated lights for an added festive feature. Look for them at Chapters Indigo, Pier 1 or anywhere Christmas lights are sold. You can also opt for an artificial one. Decorate it yourself with ornaments or pinecones. Ideas are endless for either one.
    Christmas Concrete Walkway
  2. You know those urns of potted plants you had all summer? Yes those. You can either pot a real cedar tree on either side of your door, add white lights or you can refill them with greenery, some dogwood, pine stumps, holly and a bright bow to make your porch festive and welcoming. There are two types of cedar, BC cedar that is softer and drapes beautifully, or Ontario cedar, which is great filler and adds volume. A mixture of greenery makes your urn fuller and richer. You can add some seeded eucalyptus or salal leaves.
    Potted Plants Concrete Driveway
  3. Add a garland of greenery – Most places will offer cedar and pine garland and you can hang it around your porch or banister. Line it with white lights or coloured lights. Now you can be festive both day and night.
  4. Add spotlights – If strings of light are too much for you, settle on coloured spotlights to highlight your home. Try a combination of colour like red and green or opt for a monochromatic palette like all blue, all green etc. There are some new products out there so visit your local Canadian Tire, Home Depot or Lowes for more ideas.
  5. Check out your local retailers on how to light up that beautiful Bomanite walkway. Keep in mind that they have to work with or without snow or possible rain. Your best bet would be path lights that are put up and connected to the rest of your outdoor lights. It’s a good idea to work them into your Christmas light display like the below example.
    Holiday Home Light Decoration

For more inspiration, search Pinterest or Google. You’ll find plenty of ideas online or even at your local retailer.

Happy Holidays from Bomanite!

A Newly Renovated Concrete Design Centre

Bomanite’s concrete design centre is where all the inspiration lies! From residential concrete services such as concrete driveways and walkways all the way to concrete pool decks, patios and more, this is where you will find everything you need to create your vision.

Bomanite’s concrete design centre is newly renovated and offers the perfect place to browse through concrete products and choose exactly what you are looking for. There is plenty of space and a wide selection, so customers are able to take their time and explore everything Bomanite has to offer.

It’s harder to imagine what something would look like without actually seeing and touching it. That’s why we encourage clients to come in and see for themselves exactly what our concrete is all about. You will also have a chance to talk to our experienced consultants who will be prepared to help you with any ideas and concerns you may have. Whether you are trying to create a concrete driveway, walkway or any other type of design, they will be able to assist you.

Bomanite’s concrete design centre is located in the heart of Vaughan, near Highway 27 and Highway 407. Whether you live in Brampton, Mississauga, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto, Oakville, Milton or any other part of the GTA, we are accessible to you!

Contact us today to schedule your visit or take a look at bomanite.ca for more information!

The Year for your Driveway

With the new year upon us, it’s time to start thinking about all the diverse options for your driveway! Even though you can’t see it under all the snow, this is the time to consider spring, summer and fall, and how your driveway will look in the months to come. We understand that it may seem early, but to ensure that your driveway will look the best it can during 2017, you should start booking now!

There are so many options to create the driveway of your dreams. Stamped concrete is always a beautiful choice, and one of our expert areas at Bomanite. When it comes to a stamped concrete driveway, there is so much versatility. Stamped concrete is available in an assortment of colours, textures and patterns, so your vision can become a reality.

Exposed aggregate is another modern option for your driveway in 2017. Creating an intricate visual effect of exposed stones and pebbles within concrete, your home will have stunning curb appeal after this treatment.

If you’re aiming for a natural look, a limestone driveway might be your first choice. A Bomanite limestone concrete finish will create a strong and durable driveway which will maintain its beauty for a long time.

Bomanite would love to service you with your own concrete driveway in 2017. Contact us today or visit our website for more information.

Exposed Aggregate Concrete is the Modern Option!

Stamped concrete is undeniably beautiful and creates a wonderful look for your home. However, there are other options to select from and Bomanite wants you to be informed before you make your decisions!

A new trend that is actually a lot more modern than you may think is exposed aggregate concrete. This decorative style of concrete can be used in multiple areas of the home including driveways, walkways and patios. It is a popular choice for each of these areas due to its aesthetic value, low maintenance, and non-slip surface. It is also extremely durable and strong, which is why it can be used in almost every outdoor design.

Exposed aggregate concrete is extremely popular due to its smooth finish, which displays small stones and pebbles within the concrete. It is available in a variety of colours, so you are able to customize the appearance to your preference.

There are so many advantages to exposed aggregate for your home! Not only can you use it almost anywhere, it is also a unique look that most people don’t have. It is both beautiful and durable, which is all you could want for your home!

We would be happy to service you with exposed aggregate concrete if you live in Toronto or the surrounding area. Call us today for a free quote or visit bomanite.ca for more information.

Tradition with a Twist: Sandscape Concrete

Concrete comes in many different types of finishes! It’s not always easy to pick when there are so many options available to you! What you may not know is that Bomanite specializes in a sandscape concrete finish for outdoor applications. A sandscape finish offers a twist on a traditional look through the possibility of many different patterns and styles. The final product is always a modern look that elevates the look of a building. Not only does sandscape concrete look great for pool decks, driveways and walkways, but it also the perfect option for commercial concrete services.

Through specialized mix designs, additives and advancements in application, Bomanite has created a specialized Sandscape Texture. This offers the perfect, modern option for outdoor concrete finishes. If you’re looking for a stunning but also practical concrete finish, then you may want to consider sandscape. This finish is an economical alternate to other types of decorative concrete. It is durable, attractive and easy to maintain. It’s a great option for those looking at an upcoming outdoor renovation.

Bomanite would be happy to service you! For more information about sandscape concrete in Vaughan or the GTA, visit bomanite.ca

Elevate your Backyard with Concrete Design This Summer!

Summer and concrete really do go hand in hand! The hot weather has arrived, which means it’s the perfect time for outdoor renovations. Take a look around your backyard. Is it time for an upgrade? If you love the outdoors and you are constantly hosting guests in the summertime, the answer should be yes. Start considering how to elevate your backyard area.

There are many different options available to you, some of which you may not even have known about! First and foremost, you have to begin with a new stamped concrete patio. As opposed to the traditional wood patio, stamped concrete can create stylish patterns in unlimited designs. There are many colours available to match your home and there are many patterns to select from. With stamped concrete, you can mimic other popular materials, such as brick, slate, tile and more.

Next, you can get creative. If you have a pool or a hot tub, use stamped concrete to create an elegant look! An architectural concrete design can take your pool area from looking like a regular backyard to an exotic getaway vacation at your own home.

Finally, you can complete the whole look with the finishing touches in your outdoor space! If you have walkways or steps in your backyard, concrete can be the perfect option. Stamped concrete is a great investment as well because of its durability in the outdoor weather.

We’d be happy to service you with decorative stamped concrete if you live in Toronto or the surrounding area. Call us today for a free quote or visit http://bomanite.ca/services/residential/concrete-driveways/ for more information.