There’s no better way to improve your chances of selling your home than focusing on curb appeal. It increases your home’s value and makes your home easier to sell.
But be careful. If you spend too much on curb appeal, it can reduce your ROI. On the other hand, if you go too cheap, you could end up redoing things.
The key is to choose durable materials that’ll save you money over time while making your house look amazing.
Here’s how to do it:
You can lay down a beautiful rock bed that’s low maintenance and adds to the value of your home. But not just any rock will do.
Non-Porous stone is a great choice, such as decomposed granite. Trap rock is also a good look as it gives a classic look and costs about the same. Avoid rocks such as limestone, which can break down and become rubble.
Also, larger individual stones that are smooth and round last longer and won’t produce rock dust.
If you prefer a gravel look, go with pea gravel. Just keep it away from areas with a lot of runoff as they can be easy to wash away.
Concrete or Brick Edging
Brick edging your garden gives it definition and purpose. Plus it makes mowing and trimming easier as it gives a definite line to follow.
Edging is also a great way to contain mulch and keep your lawn sharp.
Make sure you stick with concrete or brick, as it endures the elements better than plastic. Plus, plastic just looks cheap.
If you use concrete pavers, they should be based on your landscaping and home.
The architecture should, ideally, drive the selection of hardscape materials. Flagstone with foliage joints looks compelling at a French Provincial home but would feel out of place as an approach to a seaside cubist design.
There is a one-size-fits-most solution for pavers, though: concrete. Not only can you find enough sizes, colors, and designs to mimic almost any style, but the material is also more durable than brick.
Concrete’s permeability is a big selling point, too, especially if you live in a drought-ridden region. Sprinkler and rainwater pass slowly through the concrete, keeping grass and plants damp for longer.
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