Do It Yourself – Walkways
Everyone knows that in Real Estate the number one concern is location, location, location, but what happens after a prospect nails down their desired location? What will set you apart from all the other homes for rent on the block? Curb Appeal.
Curb Appeal includes everything from landscaping to a fresh coat of paint, but there are some premium enhancements that can really make the difference, and they need not be complicated or expensive. One of these is an embellished walkway.
Laying down a flagstone or brick path leading to the front door or from a side door to a patio or deck in the back can be super simple.
Pick a style. While gravel walkways are the simplest to install they can pose a problem when the gravel is kicked into the yard. You may also, want to consider a brick or flagstone path, though a little more difficult to install they do have that ‘wow’ factor.
Getting Started. Start with a level surface and lay down a layer of sand. If you decided to go with a gravel walkway you’ll want to pick up a wood or plastic frame to keep things uniform. If you’ve decided to go with brick or flagstone you’ll need to take care to ensure that stones are secure and don’t wobble.
Get Creative. The whole point of the project is to beautify the yard, so don’t be afraid to try an intricate design. Visit your local home improvement store for ideas and tips on how to make the best of your project.
In today’s market you can never be too concerned with the details. Take the time to make your home the best on the block. Good Luck!
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