Paving an outdoor area is not just an aesthetic choice, it also represents an investment in your home. Yes, it will look good, but is the choice of concrete pavers going to add to the value of your home? Or would you be better off choosing something else? Let’s find out.
How long will concrete pavers last?
Concrete pavers will easily last a couple of decades without needing replacing, and sometimes more if well looked after. They will wear fairly gradually, giving them a more aged look over time. However, the longevity of concrete pavers will depend very much on the quality of paver you buy. Not all pavers are made equal, and concrete pavers can vary quite a bit in durability and strength. If you buy high quality, well-made concrete pavers (such as those you’ll find at Stoneworks) they will last a long time. Adding a sealant to your concrete pavers will also increase their longevity. So yes, given the long-lasting nature of concrete pavers, they are indeed a good investment.
Will concrete pavers add to the value of my home?
In short – yes, they will, and in two quite different ways.
Firstly, they will add to the price you can charge for your home when you sell it. Obviously, if you invest in home improvements, you want to make sure they will add to the value of your home. The good news is that a paved outdoor area can increase the value of your home by up to 12.4%. A beautifully paved outdoor area can return over 100% of your investment, making it a wise choice. And as concrete pavers are cheaper than other types (such as stone or clay brick), they represent the best ROI possible.
Outdoor living areas are extremely popular among home buyers, and will enhance the lifestyle benefits your home offers. Homeowners are actively seeking outdoor lifestyle areas these days. A paved patio expands the liveable area of your home and creates a more peaceful, relaxing and appealing environment. People are willing to pay more if they feel they are gaining more. Using concrete pavers can create that wow factor in your outdoor area, making it irresistible to buyers. Making your outdoor area as attractive as possible will pay huge dividends when it comes time to sell your home.
Secondly, a beautifully paved outdoor area will add a more intangible type of value to your home. Having an attractive and functional outdoor space opens up a wealth of possibilities for your home. You can use it to entertain, to play, to eat, to participate in your hobbies, to socialise, to garden or just to rest and relax. An attractive outdoor area will add value to your home while you live in it, not just when you sell it. The value of the time you can spend there is immeasurable. Concrete pavers are a great investment in so many other ways than just financial.
As well, concrete pavers make the perfect backdrop for your outdoor furniture, décor or plants, allowing you to make your outdoor area truly stunning. They create character in your home and add a great deal of appeal to your outdoor space.
So, if you’re considering concrete pavers for your outdoor area, you’re making a wise decision. They will make your outdoor area look great, last a long time, and add a great deal of value to your home. A good investment? Without a doubt!