We're doing the outside of our house and are stuck with knowing what to do with our small driveway. It's large enough for a car and we have very ugly cement there now.
Walked about the neighbourhood yesterday and everyone has the same.
Are there some other types of stones that could be put down? I know that sometimes oil leaks out of cars so I need to bear that in mind but surely we can get something that looks a bit better than cement (and we don't really want chuckies)
You can get cobblestone effect slabs. You could use gravel,so long as you have edging to keep it in place. We have Tarmac for the car standing areas. Never looks anything other than smart and stains are not visible. Or use a dark grey paving slabs of different sizes. Laying slabs is time consuming and they break if not level. Tarmac can be less work as a contractor will do it, and very durable. Anything is better than concrete though!
I love brick drives, but I think they're expensive to have laid. But lovely. I don't know how hard wearing they are though? Lots of people have had them recently round us, but we are skint so will have to wait a couple of years to see how they weather and save up to replace our crazy paving (OH YES) drive. We had an oil leak on the shared tarmac bit and it has stained though, but it's very very old knackered tarmac and our builder said we could always use tarmac paint if it really bothered us.