Ideas For Making Your Home's Concrete Entry Area More Attractive

If you're renovating the exterior of your home and improving the appearance of your property, don't overlook the importance of your home's entry area. The entry is where guests get the first impression of your home. Rather than have old, stained concrete, consider a more decorative option. Here are some ideas you may want to discuss with a concrete contractor.

Stamp Designs In The Stairs

Make the stairs to your entry more attractive by stamping the concrete so it looks like your stairs are made of stone. Stamping concrete is an affordable way to make your entry stairs look more attractive. You might also want to change the style of the stairs.

Rather than traditional precast concrete stairs, you might want the concrete poured on-site so you can have custom stairs made. Custom stairs can have the steps placed farther apart, be made to curve around the entry, and be any width and length you want.

Add Concrete Sitting Walls

If you have a large entry area, you might want curved sitting walls on each side. Sitting walls add visual interest and provide an outdoor seating area. Short walls are even suitable for small entry areas.

You may want a sitting wall for holding plants and flowers rather than for seating. You can also add lighting to your wall for a decorative touch at night. Depending on the style you choose, you can have the wall and seating area made entirely of concrete and poured on-site, or you might want to use precast concrete or concrete blocks.

Blend The Entry And Driveway

Surrounding the front of your house with plain concrete might not be the most attractive option, so look into decorative concrete when you want to match your driveway, walkways, and entry. Besides stamping the concrete, the concrete contractor can add a colored border or polish the concrete for a shiny appearance. You might even want exposed aggregate for your entry and walkways.

Building an exposed aggregate sidewalk and entry is a lot like building a traditional concrete slab in that a form is built and the concrete is poured in place. However, once the concrete is poured, leveled, and given the chance to set up a little, the surface of the walkway, driveway, or entry area is washed off with a hose to wash away the top of the concrete and expose the gravel below. Only the top of the gravel is exposed so the surface is still comfortable for walking.

Your concrete contractor might have other ideas for giving your entry area a unique and attractive appearance. Even if you want plain concrete, changing the shape of your entry or connecting the entry to walkways can improve the appearance of your property.

About Me

The Versatility of Concrete

Look around you. How many things do you see that are made from concrete? If you take a walk around the block, the list will probably grow quite rapidly. Concrete contractors can create everything from sidewalks, to patios, to pillars. Concrete is such a sturdy and resilient material, and it easy to mold into any shape. Plus, it can be dyed and stained so that it barely even looks like concrete by the time you're finished! If you are looking to have anything built in your home or yard, it pays to consider concrete. Learn more about the material and the people who install it on this site.



Latest Posts

18 April 2024
School administrators understand the significance of a well-maintained environment for their students. However, when it comes to the outside areas of

18 March 2024
Maintaining the asphalt on your property is crucial to ensure safety, functionality, and aesthetics. Over time, asphalt can deteriorate due to weather

7 February 2024
As a commercial property owner, you understand the importance of maintaining your property's exterior. Your parking lot is one of the first things cus