For many homeowners, the main focus when it comes to your home is usually it’s interior. Not much time is spent on the exterior of your home, which is strange when you think about it as it’s the first thing you and your guests see.
The driveway of your home is likely to see a lot of use over the years and if done properly, will last for a long time. However, if you’re noticing some problems with it or it’s in need of repair, then it’s worth giving your driveway a bit of attention. Here’s how you can provide your driveway with the ultimate makeover.
Set A Budget for your Driveway Makeover
This may come as a surprise to some, but an updated driveway can add value to your home. Of course, this doesn’t mean to go out and splurge on the most expensive solution for your driveway…
Like with any renovation or building work on your home, it’s important to consider your budget. There are many options when it comes to your driveway; whether it be tearing it all out and starting from scratch or just doing some fixes here and there. Not surprisingly, these range in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Some materials are likely to be more expensive than others and, depending on where you live, the cost of labour might be higher than in other locations.
Set a budget that you can afford and make sure that when it comes to estimating the costs, you’re doing so by giving yourself a little wiggle room for those unexpected surprises.
Consider an Asphalt Driveway
There are many different materials to choose from when it comes to updating your driveway. One of the most popular materials to choose from is asphalt. Asphalt is a great option for a driveway makeover in many ways. It is as strong as it is flexible. It can easily handle our harsh weather extremes making it a more durable and often less costly to maintain solution.
How About Concrete or Interlocking Stone Driveway
Concrete and interlocking stone (also known as paving stones or pavers) can often be a good idea when it comes to materials as they are versatile, environmentally sustainable and have great durability. There’s also the visual appeal that concrete and pavers provide that asphalt might not compare to. Available in different models and hues, pavers can easily reflect the most individualized styles.
Incorporate Some Style into your Driveway Makeover
One of the most important things that any space, whether inside or outside your home, needs is some visual appeal. Whether you want to improve the curb appeal of your home for personal reasons or to attract potential buyers, adding some basic design elements will definitely help bring some visual appeal to what is often very basic in its appearance for most.
You may want to look at framing your driveway, which can be done with pavers, lights that are a certain color to reflect your tastes or you may use a colorful band of flowers lining your driveway. Flowerbeds and other shrubs can be a great way of creating some structure to your driveway.
Spring Into Action
If your driveway is looking a little worse for wear and needs a little pick me up, then spring is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll be able to look at the options available for you and help you pick one to suit your needs and requirements. Have a driveway that you’ll enjoy approaching every time and to give your home the curb appeal that it deserves.