Some home repairs and renovations are to better suite the preferences and needs of the homeowners. Others are done to increase the resale value of the home. Sometimes, a home project meets both of these purposes. It provides the homeowner with better functionality and look, while also increase the value of the home. The exterior driveway is one of those projects that can increase usability, while also making it more appealing to home buyers. Keep these tips in mind when redoing your driveway to also get a large increase in value on the dollar spent for the project.
Consider the material you will have poured.
In a lot of ways, your driveway is the gateway to your home. It’s often one of if not the first thing passerby see. Even if it’s overshadowed by an elaborate walkway or landscaped front yard, your driveway is guaranteed to make a statement about your home. Whether you choose a concrete driveway or pave it with asphalt, if you make a straight shot to the garage doors or meander around a manicured front yard, the design you choose has the potential to greatly affect your home’s curb appeal – - for good or bad.
So how do you design the right driveway for your home? By following these four steps:
- Determine the right size and layout
Step one in planning a driveway is determining your driveway needs and fitting them to the layout of your property. How many cars need to fit o