The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reveals that 71% of prospective buyers take curb appeal very seriously — and that means neglecting the exterior of your home can be a critical mistake. Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future, several years down the line, or simply do not know what the future holds, investing in curb appeal is always a wise choice. Here are a few simple ways to spruce up the exterior of your home:
Add A Little Flair To The Drive
Just about all homeowners ignore a pretty plain fact: The very edges of the driveway right next to the grass often look messy and uneven. This effect can be amplified over the years as grass and weeds grow. Thankfully, masons and concrete repair services reveal that there is a simple solution. Masonry and concrete and a bit of quality workmanship can easily spruce up these edges. “Edging materials such as bricks, pavers, and stones, or a combination of them, bring a boring asphalt slab to life with color, texture, and decorative designs,” Popular Mechanics writes.
Repair, Replace, And/Or Clean Concrete
Of course, if the driveway is pushing 25+ years, you may have greater problems on your hands. Masonry and concrete workers recommend replacing or redoing driveways after 25 years; it is also wise to consider repairing or ordering new concrete for walkways or patios with noticeable cracks, crevices, and imperfections, often from harsh winter weather. At the very least, consider professional cleaning for concrete, masonry and more. Professional cleaning can remove mildew buildup and deep stains, even out surfaces, and last for three to five years.
Do you want to instantly improve the outer appearance of your home? Revamping masonry and concrete can make an incredible difference. Talk to one of the 140,000 U.S. masons about artfully lining the driveway and breathing new life into concrete or paved walkways.