You want your home to give visitors a fantastic first impression. This means paying special attention to what the exterior looks like. Your lawn-care, keeping up with the paint, and the look of the front door are all included in this. So is your driveway! Too few people realize that your driveway is a big part of how your home looks. It’s one of the very first things someone sees upon arriving at your house! It’s also important to note that a quality driveway enhances your home’s curb appeal. In fact, some studies suggest you could add between 5-10 percent to its value with a stunning driveway.
Yet, as important as it is, you may not have a lot of money set aside to fix it up. That’s okay! There are many ways to change the look of your driveway for the better, without blowing your budget. Consider the following:
#1 Redo your driveway with pavers.
Many homes come with concrete driveways, but that’s not the only kind you can have. Pavers are a highly durable driveway material, and an affordable alternative to setts or cobbles. Not only is it likely to last for many years, it’ll retain its appearance despite any wear and tear. This is particularly true if you use a sealer.
#2 Plant greenery around your driveway.
This is a quick, relative inexpensive way to spruce up your driveway. Adding a sprinkling of nature to complement your paving can deliver some amazing results! This doesn’t need to be extensive, just a few well-done flowers and bushes will do the trick. Even adding flowers in plant pots, placed at the top, or sides, of your driveway can be just what is needed to brighten the look of your home’s exterior.
#3 Keep your driveway maintained.
It’s always more cost-effective to maintain something rather than purchase a new item. The same goes for your driveway! If you want your pavers, and your investment to last, you’ll need to keep up with maintaining them. It would be great news to find out your current driveway doesn’t need to be redone, only cleaned and resealed. A professional company can come in and make sure there are no weeds growing in between the pavers, fill the joints, as well as clean it. In fact, just cleaning your driveway can remove the need for repairing and replacing paving. Keep it clear of excess leaves, build-up of dirt, and debris. You can do this by using either a pressure washer or by scrubbing it by hand using soapy water and a stiff bristle brush. Of course, you can also do this by calling a Concord, CA paver company and asking them to do it!
It’s possible to give your driveway a significant uplift even on a tight budget. In Concord, CA the team to call is BBP Pavers. We’ve been handling driveways for your friends and neighbors, and we can do yours too! Give us a call at (925) 497-3321 or you can email [email protected] if you prefer. We’ll tell you all about our driveway pavers!