Urbanization has taken hold and some areas are so built up its difficult to see where one house starts and another one ends. Rows of buildings sit shoulder to shoulder and often there is a huge amount of concrete and asphalt on show. These can be considered as cold and stark materials. Driveways are often neglected while homeowners focus on more enthusing projects, such as new windows, doors and landscaping for the front garden.
Greenery, including shrubs and attractive flower pots can certainly add character and nicely painted exterior walls, garage and front doors do make a difference. But we shouldn’t underestimate the power of updating and improving one of the most obvious and most well-used features of our home – our driveway.
Renovating a driveway doesn’t feel very inspiring compared to designing or a new kitchen or a meeting with a renowned garden designer (cue excitement about fountains, outdoor lighting and a cart-load of new and exotic plants). But it’s a fact that a spanking new asphalt driveway can do wonders for the appearance of your property and not only will your frontage look spot on, you will also add value to your home.
The driveway is the entry to your beloved home, it provides access and along with the façade of your property, it offers a first impression of your abode.
Why shouldn’t it receive the same love and attention as a newly installed kitchen or a well-planned bathroom? Curb appeal really does count and pulling up to a smart home every day will make you appreciate coming home after a long day at work.
if you’re thinking of selling up at some point a neat and attractive asphalt drive will add dollars to your asking price. Potential buyers will be viewing your home and weighing up any money they will have to spend in order to make it meet their needs and expectations. The driveway is one of the first things they will see and the thought of having to spend cash improving it may put them off before they even walk through your door. Remove that element of doubt by making sure your property looks it’s best.
There are many materials you can choose when considering a new driveway. We would suggest that an asphalt driveway would be a great choice. An asphalt driveway offers an affordable and cost-effective solution. It is also very durable and known for its strength and longevity (the very reason it is used on roads and can cope with such heavy traffic).Despite its resilience you still need to look after your new asphalt driveway. It should be sealcoated and treated for cracks to make sure it stays in great condition.
Re-vamping your home for a potential future sale is admirable but above all do it for yourselves, no-one is certain of what’s around the corner so there’s never a better time than now to consider home improvements that will enhance your day to day living and add value to your home at the same time.