5 Ways Decorative Concrete Can Add Value to Your Home

Curb appeal is everything when you’re selling your home. Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, improving your home value raises the overall value of your biggest investment. Whether you want to leverage your equity or you simply want to enjoy pulling into your own driveway, decorative concrete is a smart way to add home value.

If you’re not familiar with decorative concrete, you should be. It’s a fast, easy and cost-effective way to beautify your surroundings. Decorative concrete can be used both indoors and out. Plus, it’s longer-lasting than asphalt and easier to maintain.

Here are five ways decorative concrete adds value to your home:

  1. Transform your driveway: Your driveway probably takes up a lot of visual space. If it’s made from boring gray concrete or asphalt, you’re missing out on an opportunity to go all-out. Decorative concrete can be stained, engraved, stenciled and more. Use it to complement your home’s colors and architectural style, or make it stand out for a fun contrast. Why not be excited whenever you pull into the driveway?
  2. Get the look of stone or tile: Stone and tile are expensive, especially when you’re installing floors, pathways, patios and driveways. If you love the look of these materials but not the price tag that comes with them, decorative concrete can create the same look for less. Simply ask your concrete contractor to stamp your concrete in your preferred pattern. It’ll look downright expensive, and only you will know the truth.
  3. Add some color: You’re not limited to neutral gray. When you choose decorative concrete, you can also add color to your flooring and pavement. This makes it even easier to create custom looks, especially if you want to emulate wood, stone or tile.
  4. Make your patio stand out: Love to entertain or enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your own patio? Transform your backyard into an oasis when you use decorative concrete. Not only can it give your patio flooring a beautiful, custom look, but you can also use it to create retaining walls and other features.
  5. Create a focal point: Finally, your decorative concrete can be used to create a focal point. For example, if you have a gated driveway, you can stamp or overlay a logo or monogram at the front of the gate. This is a nice choice for commercial property owners or when you own a home with a long driveway. Your guests will immediately know they got the right address—and your home will look more appealing than ever.

There’s no end to how you can use decorative concrete. In short, it’s an easy way to customize your home’s interior and exterior, add value and improve your surroundings. What kind of designs do you want to achieve?

If you’re interested in finding out how decorative concrete can work for your home, call Maddox Concrete, LLC for a quote.