At Flawless Masonry, some of our proudest accomplishments throughout the years have been helping to transform Long Island homes. Homeowners in both Nassau and Suffolk county have collaborated with our design and construction teams to turn their homes into gorgeous works of art.
No matter which kind of home improvement project you’re considering, Flawless Masonry can help to accomplish it. In addition, the project will not only look incredible, but add significant value to your home.
Below, we’ve gathered five foolproof ways for you to upgrade your home and increase its value. These are excellent methods, whether you want to enjoy the improvements yourself or sell your home. If you find the right masonry contractor to assist you, these can be enormously beneficial to you.
1. Start With the Curb View
When it comes to any home, the appeal begins with the curb. This is the first impression your house will make on guests and neighbors. Therefore, it’s an excellent place to start when considering home masonry projects.
So what kind of masonry projects can transform your home’s curb appeal? Well, for starters, a brick or stone mailbox is a simple (but dramatic) way to upgrade. And on top of looking superior, they’ll last a lot longer than a traditional mailboxes. Brick and stone can withstand the elements better than most materials. They’re a fantastic way to improve your home’s appeal.
Another way to improve curb appeal is to have a concrete driveway installed. When it comes to concrete driveways, even the plainest among them look better than the alternatives. However, you can discuss some creative visual design options with your contractor to make your driveway even more alluring to look at.
Naturally, like brick/stone mailboxes, concrete driveways will withstand the elements and last you a lifetime. And when selecting a design, you can find colors, textures and patterns that match your home perfectly.
2. Never Procrastinate on Maintenance
When it comes to home repairs, you should never, ever wait to complete them. In some severe cases, you should repair them immediately. In addition to repairs, regular, routine maintenance should never be put off, either.
Simple things like chimney inspection and routine masonry repairs will save you a lot of grief and money in the future. Check to ensure your chimney or fireplace is functioning properly. Make sure there’s no cracks or rutting in your driveway. If you take the time to inspect these, you’ll keep your home in optimal shape.
3. Bring the Inside Outside
Some of the most sought-after real estate features are outdoor living spaces. The construction of spaces like outdoor kitchens and fireplaces can add a huge amount of value to your home. Not only are they pleasant to look at, but they also have tremendous functional value.
Outdoor fireplaces in particular can be warm, inviting additions to Long Island backyards. They’re a place for you to relax any time you want to enjoy some fresh night air and stay comfortable and cozy. Outdoor fireplaces can be visually appealing focal points and design pieces that are not only functional, but stylish.
Another great investment is an outdoor kitchen. Not only are they perfect for entertaining but they will absolutely impress prospective buyers. Outdoor kitchens are a must for summer and fall backyard parties. Additionally, the amount of value they can add to your home and property is considerable to say the least.
Both of these projects are worth discussing with a masonry contractor. If you’re passionate about your outdoor space, a fireplace or kitchen is the perfect project for you.
When it comes to home masonry projects, the only limit is your imagination. At Flawless Masonry, our design team has collaborated with countless homeowners to bring their vision to reality.