Use Decorative Concrete To

Increase Property Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

An attractive view from the street should not only entice future homebuyers when you are in the market to sell your home, but it also boosts personal property value as well as the neighborhood property values. Known as curb appeal, the outdoor perception of your home is important whether you are in the market to sell your home or not. Curb appeal can save you money and help to detract criminals.

One of the most important and largest parts of your home’s curb appeal is the driveway and porch or entry area. If these areas are concrete, it is not only important to have them cleaned, but it also may be time to make the small investment to update your drab gray concrete to make a good first impression. Upgrading by installing decorative concrete pavement or a concrete coating may be just the thing your home needs to add that bonus sparkle.

Stamped Concrete
Stamping is one of the most popular ways to enhance your driveway by using an imprint or stamp to add a pattern that resembles brick, cobblestone, slate, flagstone or other decorative designer features. Not only can you choose your stamp imprint, but you can also create a specific design or pattern and you can use specific stains and pigmented colors that match or compliment the colors of your home or landscaping. Give your home a touch of class without breaking the bank.
Concrete Coating
If stamped concrete is out of your budget, another option may be a simple concrete coating. Although installation and application is simple, the design aesthetic is certainly far beyond simplistic. Applying a fresh sealer to your driveway gives unmatched durability as well as longevity. Get the most bang for your buck with this driveway upgrade.
Textured Finish
A textured finish may be another viable option for a tight budget. A textured finish on your driveway can add a decorative flourish without breaking the bank. The most popular type of textured finish is a broom finish, which creates a simple pattern of lines to provide texture and contrast
Concrete Engraving

Give your boring concrete driveway an instant boost with engraving. Special tools and equipment can be used to etch patterns and designs into the concrete, which can then be stained or stamped to add depth to the design.

Having a freshly stamped or coated driveway is the best investment you can make for your home value. According to real estate agents, adding a decorative concrete finish does increase your home’s curb appeal and may help you to sell your home faster, but selling your home is not the only reason to think about curb appeal. Increasing your property value while you still live in it is beneficial to you as the homeowner as well as your neighborhood value.