When it comes to adding real style to your home there are many options. You could almost spend an unlimited amount of money on keeping your house up with modern styles so when an opportunity comes along for a style that is almost timeless, it is perhaps something that has to be considered.
Today we are looking at a type of home renovation that has been around since the 1970s at least but it is one that has stood the test of time. Whilst fashions have changed a little over the decades, even older versions of this kind of home decor still look the part today – so long as they have been well maintained.
We are of course talking about block paving driveways. From as little as a few thousand pounds, you can transform the entire frontage of your humble abode to scream sophistication and ooze style – just thanks to a few neatly positioned paving stones.
Times have moved on from the 1970’s and 1980’s though as there are now much more elaborate designs and styles that can be used. Indeed, entrance patters (as they are known in the trade) are all the rage and mean you can add pretty images, icons or even letters in to the pattern of your driveway using different coloured bricks. We might urge caution when using letters such as your own initials as this could be problematic should you wish to sell the property – but a pattern certainly adds something a little different.
You may have heard of problems when using block paving that arises from weeds growing between the stones, but if you keep it well sanded and use appropriate bonding materials to keep it well maintained then you can enjoy a driveway that will stand the test of time for years and years – most likely decades.
Why Invest In A Driveway?
You may think that spending a lot of money on a new driveway is a cost you could well do without – and while it is true that there are probably a million and one other things you could spend your money on, it is also a wise investment.
Housebeautiful.com has reported that adding kerb appeal to your property can increase the value of your home by up to £55,000! That is astonishing and whilst a driveway alone may not add that much value it will certainly go some way to generating more interest in your home should you wish to sell.
If you have a large grassy area that looks unkempt or you have a tired old tarmac driveway that could do with some TLC then it could be the perfect investment. You may well find that choosing a block paving driveway will also save you time as it will be time saved on weeding the flower bed or mowing the grass. Opting for low maintenance borders with bark or decorative stones is a great way to save time on the upkeep on the front of your house. You can even use block paving in the rear garden to create a lovely patio area and if you have a path joining why not give a great flow from front to back by using it for your path too.
We think that investing in your drive is a great way to add value to your home and improve that kerbside appeal.