In order to have a successful home improvement project, you need to set a budget before you begin. When you have decided on the project, try to estimate how much it will cost. You may need to make adjustments to fit your budget. Having a budget helps keep the project from getting out of control.
First of all, the decorative concrete floor is exclusive. No two floors match each other and so when you have one o them, you can be assured that the visitors have never seen it before.
Flooring was a big issue. The floors were always concrete. The big issue concreting was height at steps and doorways. Any new flooring that added height required doors to be removed, openings raised, new doors purchased and installed. A big expense. At stairways, any increase of floor height at stairs created a zoning violation and hence denial of the Certificate of Occupancy. Tile and hardwood never worked, they always added an inch.
Now let’s look at your market. If your market has residential homes with basements you’re in luck. There are millions of homes (and commercial properties) with unfinished basements.
Concrete sealer has an excellent finish and will brighten up old, tired pathways and exposed aggregate driveways. It is a fantastic way to brighten up dull concrete around the home as well. It will be a beautiful and gorgeous improvement to your home.
If you have limited space to work with, the so called “Y turn” design takes up the least amount of space and provides for easy turning for either your car when exiting the garage, or for other cars using the driveway. The radius of the curves should be between fifteen and twenty feet. It is important that the space into which the car back into be at least 14 feet wide. The turn court can be located on either the left side or the right side of the garage entrance, depending on your space and design needs. The radius curves should begin a few feet before the garage entrance.
Do you have woods on your property? Consider using black chain link fencing in or near the woods as it will just blend into your surroundings. You can also use less expensive fencing anywhere and plant heavily in front of it to camouflage it.