Increasing the value of your property can be done in a number of ways with varying degrees of impact. Certain works might increase the value by a percentage or two, and there are some that will significantly bump up the amount you can command for your home or business premises. One such instrument that can be used for property improvement is concrete, and the EasyMix team are going to run through the ways that it can be used for positive change.
No matter how much time and effort you put into caring for your outdoor surfaces, like paths and driveways, over time they will be worn down by footfall, vehicles and the elements. Resurfacing your concrete can breathe new life into the appearance of your property, whether it’s at the front or the back of the building. What’s more, having your driveway resurfaced, for example, is much cheaper than having it replaced entirely – prospective buyers will be enticed by the fact they won’t have to shell out for a new surface.
While normally associated with pavements, car parks, driveways and building foundations, interior design tastemakers are championing the use of concrete inside our properties, too. The industrialist/minimalist look is popular, and using concrete mixed on site as a flooring solution – nothing on top of it, just concrete – can look fantastic if done correctly. There’s polished concrete available in a variety of colours, as well as the traditional grey hues, and sawing can be used to cut patterns into the surface for extra individuality.
Away from countertops, accent walls are popular additions to homes, and concrete is a brilliant material for such an addition. Using concrete for your partition and combining it with contrasting colours such as wood can revitalise your living space and bring it up to speed with contemporary design.
A kitchen is a crucial part of a home for both aesthetic and functional purposes, and the worktops in your kitchen are as important to your kitchen as your kitchen is to your home. A poorly-designed worktop can detract from the look and feel of your room, as well as potentially causing issues when it comes to food preparation. Concrete makes for a fantastic countertop – it looks great, and it provides a strong and durable surface that’ll stand up to any bumps and scratches incurred through food preparation.
If you have the space for it, a kitchen island can work brilliantly, and concrete makes for a wonderful island material. From food prep to seating and socialising, an island can serve multiple purposes.
While it might not seem like the most obvious route to increasing your home’s value, concrete works in a variety of ways, from aesthetic to functionality, and when used properly it can work wonders.
EasyMix Concrete are London’s leading concrete suppliers, used for domestic and commercial clients. From delivery to pumping, no job is too big, and their track record speaks for itself.