How a new driveway or patio could improve your home

If your new year has brought with it the desire for home improvements, installing a new driveway or patio could help give your home a new lease of life. It may at first seem counterintuitive to spend money on a space you might use more in the spring (which in the depths of January, seems like a far-off prospect). However, installing a driveway or patio has many trans-seasonal benefits, and the following are ways your new surfacing solution can provide long-lasting improvements.

Increase the value of your home with a driveway or patio

Moving house can be a difficult experience, but making sure your property is looking its best and is at its most functional at the time of selling can allow you to have the best possible chance of selling when it’s time to move on.

For creating a welcoming first impression to prospective buyers, UK Surfacings Ltd has a wealth of surfacing options available, and our friendly team can help you find the best design to suit your individual home.

More parking space with a new driveway

Remodelling the front of your home means you can maximise the space available on your property – creating more parking for your own car(s), or for having guests over. Moving your car to a newly redesigned front driveway could help avoid any damage it might incur on the streets, saving you money and inconvenience in the long run.

Materials such as tarmac can make for a low maintenance option too, meaning your time at home doesn’t need to be spent weeding the driveway.

Create a space for entertaining with a new patio

Whilst the dark evenings and cold temperatures in January can make it hard to imagine wanting to spend time outside, you’ll be glad of the space when those summer evenings roll round. Friends and family are sure to appreciate the extra space too, meaning you’ll be able to host fun evenings for your loved ones. A patio is a great way to maximise your living environment; you could even put some tables, chairs and a barbecue out to complete the new area.

Lower maintenance garden via paving

Mowing your lawn every week in the summer can take precious time out of your weekend and so paving over some, or all, of your grass could be a great solution. If you love your green space or enjoy your gardening, fear not – you could still keep flower beds and add pot plants, designing your newly paved garden around your personal hobbies and tastes.

Particularly in a rainy climate like the UK, adding a patio or paving area to your garden could increase the time you’re able to use your garden, plus there’ll be no muddy feet traipsing through wet grass and into your home.

Improved accessibility and functionality

If you often entertain elderly relatives, or are thinking ahead and preparing your home for your own retirement, paving your driveway or back garden could solve any accessibility problems your property faces as a result of its surfacing. Creating a smooth, flat surface is imperative for removing any trip hazards which could prove particularly dangerous to older people.

If you entertain the younger generation more often, our fully trained team of experts can create safe, interesting playground surfaces, ensuring children can play and run around whilst avoiding any injuries that an uneven surface might present.

Improved appearance of your home

If the exterior of your home is outdated and in need of sprucing up, your kerb appeal can be greatly improved by adding a new surface to the front of your home. It’ll make your house feel like new, and seeing as there are a huge range of resurfacing options to choose from – including gravel, grit, asphalt, tarmac, Indian sandstone or block paving – there is something to suit every taste and budget.

UK Surfacings Ltd offer free estimates and advice, and with over 30 years’ experience in providing the highest quality surfacing solutions, you can rest assured your project is in the best possible hands. For reliable, long-lasting results, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today. We operate throughout London and the surrounding areas.