Updated: March 2022
Whether you are looking to sell your home, or simply want to add value to your home, then this is the blog post for you. Kerb appeal (or garden appeal) can seriously add thousands to your home as people really do buy with their eyes.
Who doesn’t love an attractive and well designed garden? There is nothing worse than looking at a house you intend to buy and casting your eyes on an untidy and uncared for outdoor space. A garden that looks well kept, and has been thought about carefully, gives your home instant appeal and really does give buyers the impetus to put in an offer.
However, when you think about updating your garden there are a few things worth considering:
A well-designed patio area will also make people think that your home is definitely the kind of house you want to live in. There are some amazing natural stone finishes, colours and sizes available in Sandstone, Limestone, Granite or Slate. Or you could try the very popular porcelain patio which is durable and easy to maintain due to its resistance to staining, moss, algae and lichen growth. So it will always look good when prospective buyers pop around!
There are over 31 million cars registered in the UK. Current statistics also show that many households have more than one car (on average 1.2 cars per household). All these figures show the very real need for a space to park a car, or two, at your home.
As much as we would all love a front garden full of plants, with more people and more cars on the road, the demand for off road parking is high. According to Direct Line, a parking space can typically add 5% to a property, and as much as 13% in built up areas like London.
As mentioned, almost everyone has a car or two these days, So a driveway is definitely a great investment.
A well designed driveway has massive practical benefits and increase the ‘kerb appeal’ of your property. Just imagine the buyer turning up and being able to pull up on to a fantastic driveway. What a great first impression!
But what kind of driveway will you choose?
Resin Driveways look impressive and also are highly practical as they are slip resistant and durable. Using a combination of aggregate stones and resin, they are ideal for paving driveways, pathways, patios, footpaths, walkways, pavements and car parks. The Diamond Driveways system is permeable to allow for all water to soak away avoiding puddles and staining. It also comes in varying colours and is a flexible surfacing material which is highly resistant to cracking.
Block Paving Driveways are one of the most beautiful, practical and durable ways to add value to your home. When installed by Diamond Driveways it will enhance the appearance of your home or premises.
How much value does a driveway add to a home?
According to Checkatrade, a driveway can add between 5 and 10% to your home’s value. With the average price of a home in London now at £523,000 (up almost 5% since 2021), that is a potential extra £65,000 added to the value of your home.
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