Decorative Concrete: Austin Home Values

[Posted 6 Mar 2013 by Ashley Aguirre]

Homeowners use decorative concrete in Austin homes to increase their property value. Every real estate agent will tell you that a fabulous curb appeal is crucial to attracting potential buyers. Many studies suggest that potential buyers skip viewing the interior of a listed property if the exterior does not look welcoming and well-maintained.

Updating a tired and chipped driveway is the perfect way to add value and curb appeal to your home. There are numerous options available from poured concrete to stamped concrete “stones”.

The best value, and one that requires no annual resurfacing, is concrete overlay. With CarveStone decorative concrete, Austin homeowners get the look and feel of real stone, without the costly and time-consuming maintenance.

Along with the driveway, many homeowners choose to upgrade their walkways and front-facing porticos. Homeowners can choose a traditional look with square-stone designs or opt for a more classical approach with the appearance of natural flagstone. Custom designs include a combination of both styles to add interest or draw attention to a special landscaping feature on the property.

CarveStone also keeps your spaces cooler because it doesn’t heat up in the scorching summer weather like many paving products. It provides a non-slippery surface (even when wet) and retains its beautiful surface for more than a decade.

Homeowners might consider do-it-yourself concrete resurfacing techniques to upgrade their interior floors once they have their new CarveStone drive in place. Next to curb appeal, inside flooring is one of the first things potential buyers notice.

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