Low concrete costs lead to elegant home designs
During a remodel, homeowners want to get the best products, materials and craftsmanship for their homes, but also want the best value on the market. Sometimes these two ideals don’t line up, but when concrete is brought into the design it’s easy to get a great looking, customized room or driveway that will last for decades and require almost no maintenance. This quality makes decorative concrete a valuable addition to any remodel or redesign and allows homeowners to do more with their remodeling plans when they otherwise might not have the budget. Decorative concrete works just as well inside the home as it does outside the home, will outlast any other material and is the most customizable option available to homeowners, making the overall concrete cost nearly impossible to pass up. The concrete team at Palatin Remodeling have a variety of designs and styles for you to choose from for both interior and exterior concrete applications and will work with any budget to create the home of your dreams with decorative concrete.
How to get the best look for any budget
Regardless of the economy, how much a remodel costs is one of the top questions for any homeowner with a budget, who will eventually need to find a way to cut costs. This is where concrete can be highly beneficial; decorative concrete is one of the most cost effective options for countertops, flooring, driveways and other structures and has the added benefit of never looking like the option with the best value. Concrete can be colored, stained and stamped in any style imaginable, designed in a unique pattern and even have personal objects embedded while it’s being cast for a look that no one else will ever match. And unlike natural stone and other costly materials, concrete is immensely durable and will not scratch or become damaged and does not need anything more than a professional sealant on the top to protect it for years. In fact, decorative concrete can be made to look just like natural stone, brick or other more luxurious materials without the same cost and upkeep. Talk with our professional concrete designers about your budget and we’ll provide you with an accurate concrete cost per square foot based on your needs.
In order to determine what your decorative concrete cost will be for the finished project, it’s important to understand the various aspects that are included in concrete design, application and structure. A concrete professional will measure the area, whether it’s a 12 square foot kitchen island or a thousand square foot driveway, and take into consideration any grading or preparation work that will need to be done first. Any smaller concrete applications, such as a kitchen counter or bathroom sink, will most likely be cast to exact specifications in a warehouse and then installed in your home while outdoor concrete will be mixed and cast on location. The cost of the concrete itself is a major portion of your total cost, while labor and design work are two other large aspects of your concrete cost.
Cost effective concrete for inside and out
Although plain concrete can be one of the least expensive forms of ground cover or countertop surface material, decorative concrete has the potential to cost just as much as many other high end materials, such as natural stone. The main benefit of concrete over these other materials, however, is the longevity of the concrete and long term costs and value. While other materials for countertops, floors and driveways will need to be maintained or repaired due to normal use and wear, even decorative concrete will last for years longer without requiring upkeep, repairs or maintenance and can potentially provide homeowners with a significant return on their investment. Decorative concrete driveways, countertops and other flooring and structures can add value to the home, allowing the home to be enjoyed more by the whole family and encouraging a potential future buyer to pay a higher price for the home.
Budget concrete resurfacing
Another cost effective aspect homeowners should consider for their driveways and patios is resurfacing existing concrete. Concrete resurfacing provides the home with a like-new look and years of continued use for much less than completely replacing the driveway. Homeowners appreciate this option because it does not necessitate the costs of tearing up and hauling away the old concrete, grading and laying a base or reinforcement, and can be done in much less time for the same refreshed look. A plain gray concrete driveway or patio can be resurfaced and colored, stamped or etched for a completely new look that will increase the curb appeal of your home and give it a whole new look. Contact the concrete professionals at Palatin Remodeling today for your complementary concrete quote and we’ll give you an estimate that is personalized to your specifications and your needs.