Anyone that has ever listed a house for sale, or anyone that has ever gone house hunting (so that means ALL of us!) can testify to the importance of curb appeal. Not only does it help attract potential buyers, it sets the tone for a leisurely, relaxing outdoor space for the homeowner. Taking the time to improve your curb appeal should be a priority, especially when taking resale value into consideration. However, a well-thought-out outdoor area doesn’t have to dip into your rainy day fund.
With options like stamped concrete available, you can affordably upgrade your patio, driveway or deck in a wide variety of patterns and colors. Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, can mimic stones, such as slate and flagstone, tile, brick and even wood. Because of its durability and weather resistance, colored and stamped concrete is the perfect choice to bring the high-end look of stone, brick, or wood to patios, pool decks, driveways, walkways and courtyards.
If you want the look of wood for your patio, consider flexible polyurethane stamps that imprint an offset, wooden plank look onto the concrete. The pattern will give you a rustic, earthy aesthetic, sure to be a conversation piece.
Another popular stamped concrete option is to recreate the look of natural stone. This option for resembles stone cut into pavers and laid out in a blocky pattern. The result is a beautiful, timeless upgrade to the patio. When paired with a stone wall and wrought iron patio furniture, the look offers the vibe of a private, secret garden.
A New Pathway
When looking to upgrade a pathway, add dimension with stamped concrete that looks like stone pavers. It’s a great alternative to adding individual pieces of real stone—allowing you to quickly and easily achieve the look while saving time and money.