As a homeowner, you want your home to look amazing. This is more so if you plan on refinancing, appraising or selling your home. For this purpose, curb appeal plays a very big role. It is all about how your home looks to a person that pulls up to your home. As you may already know, installing pavers or spending a little more time in paver restoration will do wonders in the way your home looks.
A good curb appeal has been found to add between 5 to 11 percent to the overall value of a home. It has a boost that is as big as a newly remodeled kitchen. The best thing is installing new pavers or tackling paver restoration will not get in your way. The contractor can even tackle a section at a time so that you don’t feel inconvenienced. Here are some of the things you should consider doing to boost the curb appeal of your home.
Install custom pavers
One of the best ways of creating an amazing entrance for your home is by installing custom pavers to the driveway or walkway. While it may seem simple, the upgrade will do wonders in boosting your home’s curb appeal. A walkway or driveway that has custom pavers makes the house look more beautiful and inviting. Work with an experienced installer to find the best pavers for your home.
If you already have pavers installed, fixing the loose, damaged or sunken ones will do wonders. You also need to take care of the weeds that are growing between the pavers and ensure the driveway is clean. Installing new pavers or refreshing the existing ones helps add a ‘wow factor’ to your home’s first impression.
Washing your pavers will improve curb appeal too. The simple act of washing will remove debris from your pavers and reduce chances of stains.
To reduce the amount of work you have to do to keep your pavers looking amazing, you should consider getting them sealed. Sealing the pavers will make maintenance easier because it will be easier to clean the pavers, their color will not be eroded by harsh weather and you will deal with fewer damages. Sealing pavers also discourages the growth of weeds between pavers. After a paver restoration, you should speak to your contractor about sealing.
Declutter the yard
Away from the pavers, you should declutter your yard. This means removing the toys, bikes, balls and other items away from the driveway and yard. Create room for the proper storage of these items. You also need to encourage your kids to not leave their toys or bikes on the yard. Curb appeal is all about neatness. This starts with decluttering.