Whether selling a home in today’s tough real estate market or simply trying to beautify and protect your home, curb appeal should be very important to you.
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Many people looking to buy a house will reject a house based on it’s first impressions. You therefore neeed to make sure that your property has appeal the moment someone lays eyes on it.
After lawns,Guest Posting driveways often make up the largest area of the front yard, and can really affect opinions of your home. “Driveways and sidewalks are the entryways to the home. If they’re in great shape, you’ve got a strong first impression. If not — you’ve said a lot about the quality of the home,” says Gordon Blickle of Gardner-Gibson, a manufacturer of driveway, brick and patio sealers.
Unfortunately, driveways are often overlooked, spoiling an otherwise manicured landscape. Unless the drive is severely cracked, crumbling or poses a safety hazard, there’s no need to spend thousands on removing and replacing it. Making over your driveway is an easy way to make your home more attractive.
Drive to Impress
Create a great first impression and prevent expensive repairs by resealing your driveway. Renew the look of an old, worn blacktop driveway and fill in small cracks with fast-drying Black Jack Ultra-Maxx 1000, a flexible, long-lasting filler and sealer with a 10-year guarantee.
Light the Night
Installing low-voltage or solar landscape lighting can create a softly lit path to border the driveway. In addition to creating a pretty landscaping effect, the lighting can improve visibility and decrease the chances someone will accidentally drive onto the lawn.
Clean Up That Sidewalk
Frequently dirt, mold and algae settle on sidewalks due to their location, and that can create a really dismal first impression. Firstly clean the area with Driveway Kleen. This simply attaches to the your hose and is paving contractors dublin sprayed over the area. Krystal Brillance can then be applied to the pavement and edgers to protect from stains.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Instead of having to keep the edge of the lawn trimmed against the driveway, create a “buffer” strip with a decorative rock garden or plant flowers along the path to create an inviting drive up to the home. If the driveway is shared with a neighbor, plant shrubs and flowers between them to create a small privacy wall.
Get an Edge
Edge the driveway with pavers in colors complementary to the home and pavement. Use pavers in different shapes and sizes to create an interesting focal point and frame the driveway.
“Consider your front yard the ‘arms’ that welcome visitors into a home,” says Blickle. If your property is not welcoming, buyers may not even go through the front door.”