walkway quandry in new construction
We recently moved into a new home in southern CT (not fairfield county) and have only a temporary walkway. Now that the driveway is paved, we have turned our attention to the front and back walkways but know nothing about what to select. I saw a similar post from a woman who had an existing flagstone walkway that needed repair, but we are starting with a clean slate.
One company quoted a paver walkway with a soldier border for approximately $8K including some stone beds. Another company will charge approximately $10-$11K for a flagstone walkway with a belgium brick border and the same stone beds. The home is a gray, traditional, center hall colonial with black shutters/door. Little guidance is available from neighborhood trends since so few homes have completed walkways yet. One neighbor has pavers, another stamped concrete. I am not partial to either and wonder if the additional $3K is going to be worth the investment and/or if we should skip the belgium block and just do the unbordered flagstone to shave some of the cost. The belgium bricks for material and labor add approximately $10 each.
Any insights would be appreciated!
Clueless in CT