If you’re listing your property on the market for the first time, you’ve probably experienced more than your fair share of frustration. The real estate sphere is a competitive one, so renovations and landscaping projects go a long way in setting your home apart. As it stands, there are certain steps you can take to increase property value and attract a wider base of prospective buyers. While underrated, decorative concrete can significantly boost your curb appeal.
Concrete is a sturdy material, so it typically outperforms its counterparts in longevity. Not to mention, it’s a more economical choice to pavers and natural stone, easily installed over walkways, driveways, patios, and pool decks for an aesthetically-pleasing exterior design. Because of its consistency and cohesive nature, it also minimizes weed growth, therefore requiring less maintenance. When installed correctly with the right paving supplies, decorative concrete is extremely resistant to cracking. Aesthetically, it also allows for a wider variety of pattern and color combinations, lending to its distinguishing quality. You can take this opportunity to select something that compliments or echoes your home’s architecture, as well as the surrounding landscape.
There’s a certain versatility to going with concrete – for instance, you could pick a seamless, stone-like texture to emulate a more earthy look. On the other hand, you could be bolder and opt for brick, layered in red or russet hues for a rustic effect. Because decorative concrete is molded from the very raw materials it tries to replicate, the end result is practical and looks fairly realistic. Periodic cleaning and resealing the concrete helps retain its original color while combatting weathering, dirt and foot traffic.
Keep in mind, too, that if you already have existing outdoor concrete, a professional service like Concrete Solutions can easily install a stamped overlay to produce a similar outcome. Decorative concrete might even be less of a safety hazard – given its textured surface, it is typically more slip resistant than normal concrete. All in all, there’s loads to consider here, so don’t discount this type of concrete without considering it at length!
While you are making your considerations, check out the Concrete Solutions website for more information about what is possible with decorative concrete. And visit our Gallery of projects to see how Concrete Solutions can turn drab into fab!
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