It’s no wonder concrete is a trendy building material right now; concrete is affordable, versatile to design with, practical, easy to repair, easy to maintain, and attractive if used creatively in both home interiors and exteriors. Concrete is also surprisingly sustainable and is appropriate for use in green remodeling and building projects.
If you’re interested in landscaping your home to make your environment more functional or to add value for future resale, concrete additions are well worth considering. Let’s discuss 3 of the most popular renovations you can make to your property using concrete.
In most areas of the USA, concrete is the obvious choice for building new sidewalks. If you take a look around your neighborhood, you’re likely to find that concrete is the material your neighbors are using for designing and constructing their sidewalks. Unless you find that the sidewalks in your neighborhood consist predominantly of European-style cobblestones or Mediterranean-style bricks, you’ll probably want to choose concrete as well.
When adding a barbecue area to the home, many homeowners are faced with a choice between a wooden deck or a concrete patio. Since not everyone is up for the challenge of performing all the maintenance that’s required to keep a wooden deck in good shape, a concrete patio is a truly attractive option, particularly when you’re performing renovations with future resale value in mind.
Concrete allows for creative patio shapes that would be challenging to create using other types of building materials. If you ask your contractor, like the professionals at Claggett & Sons Inc, to show you examples of the most creative work they’ve done using concrete, you’re likely to be impressed with what you see as a result. There are some spectacular outdoor kitchen areas that have been constructed on top of concrete patios; concrete patios also make amazing surrounds for luxury swimming pools, Jacuzzi areas or reflecting pools.
Gravel driveways are totally passé; they are problematic to maintain, and in many cases you’ll find that their upfront cost offers poor value when compared against concrete driveways.
If your property doesn’t already offer an attached or detached garage, a concrete driveway is an attractive addition for the purpose of maximizing your home’s value.
Whether or not you are planning to sell your home, it’s smart to incorporate a concrete driveway or parking space; you’re likely to find that your car insurance bills will be lower if you park your car on your property in the driveway rather than parking it on the street. Another popular material for driveway is asphalt. Asphalt driveways are easy to maintain also. The cracks can be filled using hot asphalt crack filler.
These are 3 of the most popular upgrades that property owners use concrete for. There are many other possibilities for stylish ways you can remodel your home using concrete; for example, it’s currently trendy to install concrete kitchen countertops. Some top trendsetters are also using concrete to finish vanities in bathrooms and laundry areas in their contemporary homes. As you can see, you have many options for incorporating this versatile material into your stylish home renovation projects.