If you plan on selling your home, curb appeal is essential as it creates a positive first impression for potential buyers. And, if you do not plan on selling your home, curb appeal is just as important. Enhancing your home’s exterior boosts its value, creates a welcoming environment to return to after work, and makes your home the envy of your neighbors. Decorative stone is an easy way to add beauty and style to your home’s exterior, and maintenance is easy as long as you know how to care for it properly. Here are some ways to improve your curb appeal using decorative stone.
Install a Paver Driveway
A paver driveway is a dramatic way to incorporate decorative stone in a front yard. Paver driveways also offer other advantages, including a long lifespan and an impressive return on investment. Stone driveway pavers come in several varieties, colors, and shapes. In addition to upgrading your driveway with decorative stone, you can also choose from various patterns to customize it.
Incorporate Decorative Stone into Your Garden
There are many ways to use stone in a garden to bring it to life while also creating a low-maintenance feature requiring little to no work. You can use crushed stone in place of mulch, use container plants, or incorporate more stone to create visual interest. Some other uses for stone in the garden include:
- Edging around your beds to separate garden plots.
- Making raised beds from stone to keep garden beds off the ground.
- Making fixed planters out of stone for a permanent feature that brings color to the property.
Install a Water Feature
A soothing water feature is bound to make your home stand out. Decorative stone is a popular fountain material that blends in with landscaping and adds visual interest. Slate and granite are good choices for subtle beauty and can be installed vertically or at ground level for an interesting water feature in your front yard.
Match the Stone Color to Your Home
When adding stone to your exterior, there are a few characteristics that can match your home’s style and color. Pick a stone that complements the color of your home. Try to stick with cool colors, such as black, blue, and grey, or warm colors, like tan, orange, and brown. If you want to maintain stone on the outside of your home properly, use a specially formulated outdoor stone cleaner.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about choosing decorative stone to improve curb appeal, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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