If you plan on selling your house one day, no matter how far into the future that may be, you’ll want to keep your curb appeal in mind.

This is the first impression that a potential buyer will have of your home, and it can either pique their interest or make them run far, far away.

Here’s how to make a memorable impression.

Start with your driveway, walkway, and front steps

A nice driveway, walkway, or front steps can increase the value of your home by thousands. Oftentimes, these elements are made of concrete–one of the most important ingredients when it comes to enhancing your curb appeal.

A cracked driveway is a huge turn-off to potential homebuyers. A smooth, freshly-poured and crack-free slab will create instant heart-eyes and give your home a brighter and newer feel.

The same goes for any walkways, sidewalks, or concrete steps in front of your house. If you’re looking to add these items, we recommend using stamped concrete. This type of decorative concrete is made using stamped patterns and can be customized to mimic the appearance of expensive stone. 

Tying in landscaping, paint, and the garage

Your curb appeal will set the tone for your overall property. Once you’ve run through your concrete checklist, you’ll want to seek ways to improve your garage, landscaping, and outdoor paint.

These elements will provide passersby with a hint of just how nice the inside of your home is. The garage can be a game-changer, especially for car-lovers and big families that will need a little extra room. To make it stand out, consider painting the doors to match the rest of your house.

You’d be surprised how much this simple project can revamp the appearance of your home. Depending on its current appearance, however, sometimes paint isn’t enough. You may want to consider replacing these doors instead.

Fresh landscaping is one of the best ways to really make your new paint pop. Pretty flowers, a small garden, trimmed shrubbery/trees, and green grass are the perfect complement to your new garage and/or concrete.

Bonus tip

Warm lighting is key to making anything look good, and can truly make a world of a difference when it comes to your curb appearance. Different lighting fixtures or lanterns attached to the outside of the house or placed around the trees will bring out your home’s best features. 

When tied together, these elements are key to enhancing your curb appeal. From decorative concrete driveways, to beautiful walkways and concrete stairs, Port Aggregates has you covered. Let our experienced concrete contractors beautify your property with a stunning concrete touch. Contact us today to request a quote!

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