You probably pull on and off your driveway every day without giving it much thought. But, have you ever considered that it’s the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your home? A well-maintained and good-looking driveway doesn’t just make your house look more appealing. It means that your home is cared for and it can increase the value of your home.
It can also help you to make money! You’re probably aware that parking in the city can be very expensive. There are plenty of people looking to secure cheap parking Sydney and you can help them while making yourself a few dollars. Simply rent them a space on your driveway!
Of course, the more attractive your driveway looks the easier you’ll find it to rent the driveway and the more you’ll be able to charge.
The most obvious and important first step is to clean your driveway. That means sweeping the driveway, pressure washing the floor if needed, and pressure washing the walls. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good wash can make. It will transform the space.
This is a good opportunity to inspect the boundary walls of your driveway and make sure they are secure.
Cleaning your driveway will allow you to see what condition it is really in. The good news is that it can be easy and cheap to repair and improve. If your driveway is concrete or paved and badly damaged then you can repair the concrete. But, you’ll find it simpler and cheaper to cover it with a thick layer of gravel.
In fact, you can choose colored gravel to make a stunning effect and really transform the appeal of the driveway.
Light It Up
In many cases, the driveway is only used in the daytime. However, even if you never park in the dark it’s worth investing in some lights. They can help visitors to find your door and direct people toward your house.
It’s best to use low-level lighting that outlines the driveway without blinding you. They create definition even when you’re already home. In fact, a well-lit driveway doesn’t just look appealing from the road, it can also make it look better from your home.
Create A Border
Finally, it’s important that your driveway has definition. This means creating a border if you don’t already have one. There are many ways to create a border, such as a small wall. But, you find the most appealing look is to outline the driveway with large planters. These won’t damage your car if you accidentally hit them, and they can be filled with flowers that will look stunning in the spring and summer.
All you have to do is take a step back to study your driveway and the driveways of your neighbors. You’ll quickly get an idea of what works and how you can make your driveway more appealing. It will make driving in and out more satisfying and the jealous comments from others is a bonus!