The start of a new year is a really good time to take stock of what you have achieved over the last year, and what you need to prioritise in the new one. It is also a good time to make a few changes, and this includes taking a fresh look at your property and thinking about getting a new driveway in 2015. There are a number of reasons from both a practical, as well as an aesthetic, point of view why you should invest in a new driveway, and it also makes a sound financial argument to justify the initial outlay.
REVITALISE THE LOOK OF YOUR PROPERTY
Your home is probably the most expensive item you will ever own, so if you have spent time and money improving the house, possibly remodelling the outside or repainting external walls, windows and door trims, then don’t be let down by a tired looking or sub-standard driveway. If you have redesigned the look of your residence to give it an updated look, then you may need to reconsider the materials and the design of your original drive, so it complements your overall scheme. If you are planning to sell your home, money spent on a new driveway will enhance its kerb appeal and add to the overall value of the property. Potential buyers will be attracted to a new, beautifully designed and well-maintained driveway (and home), which will put you ahead of other sellers.
CHANGES IN PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
The New Year brings in other changes, and you need to ensure that you have a suitable drive and hard standing area that works for you and your growing family. As your children get to the age of learning to drive and getting a car of their own, you will need more vehicle space and access to the property. Reviewing the hard standing area around the house gives you the opportunity to maximise the amount of space you have, and a well-designed new driveway will prove to be invaluable in the years to come.
Crumbling asphalt or cracked pavers not only look unsightly but are also a health and safety hazard that increases the risk of trips, slips and falls. No one wants to start the New Year with a personal injury claim hanging over their head, or with lengthy and expensive medical bills and care. Holes appearing in the drive can also be a sign of problems with your substrate so it is worth investigating and investing in a new driveway if this is the case.
Overall, you can save yourself a lot of time and money if you take some time to plan ahead and go for a new driveway in 2015. In addition to all the benefits, it will also make your life a lot easier in the long run.