Maximizing Home Value: Driveways

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you need to pay particular attention to the outdoor spaces. That’s because a prospective buyer will always see the outside before the inside of your house. One of the first things that he or she will notice is the driveway. A neat and inviting driveway not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but can also increase its value. Here’s what to consider when you’re looking to install a value-boosting driveway.

Bay Area paver installers discuss a driveways impact on your home’s appeal and value.

Paving Options

When choosing paving materials, make sure they complement your house as well as the surroundings. If one or more of your neighbors have employed driveway pavers installation, you’ll need to pick a paving solution that sets you apart from them. That will help give prospective buyers the perception that your house is better than your neighbors’ homes. Asphalt is a very common paving material. Consider going for uncommon options like cobblestone.

Layout Options

An experienced hardscape company will probably tell you that the most interesting driveways are circular or curved. A curved driveway injects more depth and character than a straight one. The curves should be gentle and sweeping, not tight and cramped. A circular driveway gives an attractive focal point. You can have plants, flowers or a fountain inside the circle. However, this layout will take up quite a bit of space.

If you’re limited in space, a straight driveway may be your only option. You can make it more dramatic by using striking borders, intricate patterns, color variation or lining it with trees.


Your driveway should be more than just a path. Make the most of the area by incorporating features like additional parking areas for your vehicles and eye-catching framing elements such as landscape lighting, plants, and trees.


If you have a tight budget and your driveway is in bad shape, repair the cracked and damaged areas. If you have a mid-range budget, you should upgrade the driveway with brick pavers or another material of a similar quality in addition to repairing it. For high-end upgrades, it’s best to work with professional driveway paver installers. Such a company will help you come up with a landscape design that is within your budget and proportional to your home’s market value.

Most importantly, the improvements you make should be in line with your home. For example, it’s unwise to install a cheap driveway in front of a house that significantly increases in value on a monthly basis. Similarly, it’s uneconomic to put up an expensive driveway when the installation cost exceeds the increase in the home’s value.

If you need help with your driveway paving, contact us at Viking Pavers.

We design and install walkways, driveways, and patios in the Bay Area. We offer superior pavers in a variety of colors, styles, textures, and shapes. Our licensed and bonded craftsmen will help you choose the right product to maximize curb appeal and the value of your home, and give you reliable design and installation services that guarantee high-quality results. We stand by our services by offering an outstanding 25-year warranty on our workmanship. Other services we provide include landscape design services, lighting, synthetic grass turf design and installation, and installation of retaining walls. Fill our contact form or give us a call at 800-941-1014 for a free consultation or price quote.