Oftentimes it is the smallest of changes that can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home.
If you are looking to improve your home’s curb appeal, one of the best areas to focus on is your front entrance.
When most people view a home from the street, it is natural for their eyes to be drawn to the entryway. Many home entrances, however, are sadly generic. Unless it is a custom-built home, builders typically make entrances that have pre-cast concrete steps. Now there is nothing wrong with concrete steps – they are a budget-friendly choice. But if you really want your front entrance to have that WOW factor, you might want to consider another option – stone for example.
With stone steps, you can create a dramatic visual effect that can often be seen even from a distance. Stone is highly versatile and can work well with traditional as well as modern designs. Stone steps are either built by using concrete paver products or natural stone steps, these are both available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours – so there is sure to be an option that suits your unique style and personality.
Why Choose Stone for Your Front Entrance?
In addition to being visually appealing, there are many reasons to choose stone not only for your front steps but your entire front entryway.
For starters, stone is extremely durable and requires very little maintenance. If they are well maintained, paver stones can last up to 40 years or more. Even if you do manage to get a cracked or broken stone, the fact that paver stones are used usually means that a single stone can be replaced instead of having to re-do the entire step.
For the most part, maintenance is as simple as keeping vegetation at bay and perhaps the occasional power wash. Compared to asphalt which must be resealed, stone is considerably easier to care for.
Another reason to choose interlocking stone pavers has to do with how quickly they can transform the look of your home. The interlocking feature allows them to be quickly assembled without the use of mortar.
Get Your No-Obligation Quote on Stone Steps for Your Front Entrance
If you think that you might like to have stone steps – and perhaps even other stone features – adorning the front entrance of your home, then your first step should be to call Envision Landscapes for a consultation.
One of our contractors would be happy to meet with you, take some measurements, discuss design options and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.