Does a Paver Patio Add Value to a Home? The Answer Is Yes
When homeowners invest in a paver patio, they can expect extreme durability, minimal maintenance and — you guessed it — added value to their home.
According to Inman, a leading real estate news source, patio additions to homes (when done properly) can deliver a return on investment of anywhere between 30% to 60%. Due to the nature of paver patios and their unique characteristics, these landscape features tend to lean toward the higher end of the ROI spectrum.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons behind this.
Paver Patios Have a Long Life Span
While concrete may be a durable material, there’s something to be said for how it’s installed in a patio project. Because concrete is poured in slabs that cover a large surface area, it’s subject to crack over time — an issue that can mar the appearance of the patio, introduce safety hazards and warrant expensive repairs.
What’s unique about pavers is that individual pieces interlock to create the patio structure. This not only allows for greater flexibility in the design of an outdoor patio, but it also contributes to developing a stronger foundation that is more resistant to cracks from environmental stresses.
For potential buyers who are interested in outdoor living spaces, the long life span of a paver patio (and the subsequent costs this saves) can function as an added selling point. And in the case of Unilock pavers, for instance, there’s the option to transfer the lifetime guarantee on the installed pavers to a new homeowner. This means that Unilock will replace any materials at no cost if they prove to be defective after proper installation and maintenance.
Paver Patios Come in a Variety of Styles
When a potential buyer walks through your home (or browses photos online), they are often seeking a cohesive look. While that can mean a variance in styles, the idea is that the home should create a unified experience where every space has a purpose and there are natural connections between them.
While these concepts are most often talked about in the context of a home’s interior, the same sentiment applies to the home’s exterior — including the landscape design. Just like an outdoor kitchen or a fire pit, a patio should serve as a natural extension of the home and complement the colors, patterns and textures used elsewhere in the home. After all, as noted in an article from HGTV, it’s the patios that seem to have been there since the house was first built that offer the greatest ROI.
Available in a variety of styles, patio pavers provide the flexibility that’s needed to achieve this effect. Let’s use Unilock again as an example. Homeowners can browse between traditional, rustic and modern paver styles with color options that range from beige and grey to black and white (among others). So no matter which architectural elements a homeowner wants to emulate, there are pavers available to suit their needs.
Thinking about adding a paver patio to your Northeast Ohio landscape? The team at Green Impressions is experienced in designing and installing Unilock paver patios — with a long list of satisfied homeowners. To get the conversation started, request your free consultation.