Everybody likes a good patio. Truth be told, a patio makes the world of difference in your home. Surprisingly enough, not only does it make your house look more like a home while adding a neater look- it also boosts the value of it! I kid you not. Making a small change can substantially make your home look more prestigious.
When building up and revamping old homes one of the easiest things you can do is to implement this idea. My wife was very enthusiastic with regards to this new project. She was looking forward to less gardening to remove unsightly weeds.
All in all, she told me it was a great project as it limited the amount of garden maintenance and upkeep. I think the real reason or her excitement was because she had been fantasising about me building a Lapa area for her (next project, I guess?).
Now, to get back to increasing the value of your property: Today we find people are deciding to invest MORE in the back of their property than ever before. It has been noted that, during a study undertaken by the University of Michigan, they found that potential buyers valued a home with a great landscape 11.3 percent higher than one without any.
With that being said, low-maintenance is the way to go, saving time and upkeep (agreed by my wife). This is honestly one of the most inexpensive changes you could possibly make to your landscape.
Take note: I said INEXPENSIVE. Don’t be that guy that goes all out spending a ton of cash so that at the end of the day, you have incurred a loss and have spent more on your alterations and creations that you have made NO profit.
This project was a rather entertaining one. I had a great time with it; but I think my wife had an even greater time, sipping on lemonade under the umbrella (Clearly very excited).
Okay, so first things first. You will need the following:
*Concrete – For the cheapest option look online for scrap concrete. Another scrap material which will work well is Granite countertops off-cuts or scrap lumber. Your second cheapest option will be to purchase plain concrete pavers from local stores.
*Gravel – Pea gravel (Must be used right as it can be messy to work with) or crushed gravel
You’re done! Time to enjoy your new patio.
Now since I completed my patio project my wife and I are loving the added space. Another great idea is to add some pot or garden plants around your patio. It looks like our patio will be used an area for outside seating – watching the sunset while gathering with the family having a chill-out drink. Yeah, now that sounds great.
For more patio and deck ideas: https://pro.com/blog/3-24-15-decks-patios-wont-break-bank/