Brick pavers are an affordable way to skyrocket your home’s value and improve your landscape’s design
If you’re looking to improve your home’s value without breaking the bank, fresh brick pavers could be exactly what you need.
When people want to add value to their home, typically focus on improving their interior first. This may be because outside renovations seem daunting or expensive relative to the easier indoor fixes. In reality, an outdoor project usually has a better return on investment than the simpler indoor projects. Additionally, the costs and installation processes are much more efficient than most people believe.
Altogether, outdoor projects almost always provide the most bang for your buck in terms of home improvement. A beautiful new patio is something that will never go out of style. In fact, over the last few years, people have become more interested in intricate patio designs than ever before.
This trend makes sense because of the incredible value that brick installations add to your home. Whether you want to increase your home’s curb appeal from the front or establish the perfect gathering spot for your and your family, there is something well-designed brick pavers can provide for you.
Here are five ways brick pavers can transform your landscape:
A great brick walkway leads your guests wherever you would like them to go while simultaneously making the paths interesting and comfortable. When done right, front walkways and driveways complete with fresh brick pavers provide this subtle but incredibly appealing touch. From the curbside right up to your front door, these new paths make guests feel welcome.
The above photo is a great example of how an interesting new walkway can add depth to the front of your house. It features an interesting layout that breaks from the traditional “rigid” look coupled with brick color and design that match the landscape.
In addition to creating a social gathering venue, great patios act as a perfect finishing touch for your home. Designers tailor patios with the home’s look and style in mind. In the end, the finished product is only as good as how well it fits in with the house.
This example shows how accurate designers can be in creating your new patio. It doesn’t feel like a stand-alone patio, but rather as an extension of the house. The result is a patio that flows smoothly and adds a layer of depth and sophistication to an already beautiful home.
More Appealing Lawn
Walkways and patios can revamp a lot more than the look of your home. When done in interesting ways, they also create the opportunity to make your landscape more interesting.
Take the above photograph as an example. As the walkway cuts through the yard, it opens up areas that weren’t accessible before, allowing the homeowner to implement some dazzling features throughout their lawn.
If you are partnering with a landscape design company, they can create your new patio with the landscape in mind. Some companies, like J&S Landscaping, take it one step further and provide ideal mulch or turf finishes so your lawn looks better than new.
Increases Your Home’s Value
Finally, brick pavers add value to your home when it comes time to sell. While it is very important the finished product is something you love, it is also crucial that your investment is profitable.
When it comes to brick paver patios and walkways, they are almost always worth the investment. In fact, most projects end up adding thousands of dollars in value to your home. There are two key ways brick installations beef up your bottom-line:
First of all, installing a new patio or walkway increases the square footage of your home. This is especially true if you add a patio that is covered or partially covered, allowing more frequent use even during the colder months. Second, patios are considered a permanent improvement. Putting money into a deck may seem nice at the time, but it will probably need maintenance in the next 5-10 years. Brick patios, on the other hand, are much more durable and typically last several decades.
Brick pavers are incredibly versatile ways to add value to your home and landscape. There are a lot of creative ways you can implement them. Typically, consulting with an expert is a great way to narrow down your options.
When you are considering adding brick pavers to your house, a landscaping professional can provide all the guidance you need. Good designers have an eye for what will work, but great designers know how to tailor what works to your needs. It’s important, then, to have a vision in mind that you want to develop with said professional (for some more walkway inspiration, check out our patios & walkways gallery!).
J&S Landscaping provides outstanding landscape design services in the greater Detroit, Michigan area. If you are interested in learning more, contact our offices today!