First im­pres­sions im­por­tant in home sales

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - OPEN HOUSE -

Curb ap­peal. Itʼs that good im­pres­sion that a prospec­tive buyer re­ceives when look­ing at a home for pur­chase.

It starts at the curb be­fore the buyer even walks into the home. As more home­own­ers rec­og­nize the value of im­prov­ing such first im­pres­sions, thereʼs a grow­ing in­ter­est in land­scap­ing – with plant­ings, stone work and the cre­ation of points of in­ter­est, such as foun­tains or en­closed spa­ces.

As some de­sign­ers have said, ʻthe gar­den is the new kitchenʼ. Lately, the de­sire to im­prove curb ap­peal has also meant the cre­ation of a dis­tinc­tive drive­way.

Treat­ing the drive­way as part of the land­scap­ing is one of the hottest new de­sign trends. An in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar drive­way de­sign choice is also a prac­ti­cal one: con­crete pavers.

Many home­own­ers con­sider pavers a more at­trac­tive and per­ma­nent so­lu­tion than as­phalt – an im­por­tant in­vest­ment in im­prov­ing their homeʼs curb ap­peal.

Pavers are eas­ier to main­tain and last longer with­out need­ing to be re­paired.

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