Next, the design elements of a driveway must be carefully considered to ensure that a project comes out as planned.  For example, there is a wide variety of design elements that go into the overall designing and construction of a driveway such as width, turnaround space, backup areas and general driveway drainage  considerations.  In addition, edging concerns as well as entry aprons and lighting must all be taken into account before any project get underway.  Plantings such as shrubs, trees and flowerbeds as well as driveway gates, if they will be used, must also be considered.