The Time is Now for Home Improvements

Moving forward with a home improvement project is always at least a little daunting. But there’s one factor at play right now that’s making the decision a little simpler: home prices are skyrocketing, which means it’s a good time to invest in your home. According to this article on Bloomberg, home values are expected to continue to surge this year.

If you know you want to make improvements but don’t know where to start, here are some project ideas that can make a big impact.

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Opt for an Indoor Concrete Floor

A decorative concrete floor is easy to clean and provides a sleek look for any room in a home. In this basement in Kansas City, Big Red Decorative Concrete used SunBurn Burnishable Stain to refinish the surface.

When people think of concrete, their minds tend to gravitate towards thinking about outdoor spaces. But decorative concrete floors are a wonderful option for indoors, too. Here are some of the qualities of concrete floors that make homeowners love them so much:

  • Hypoallergenic. Unlike other flooring materials, concrete floors don’t attract things like dust bunnies or other allergens.
  • Easy to clean. Decorative concrete floors are sealed, so they repel spills, making stains less likely. It’s still important to clean up spills as they occur, but it’s nice to have the peace of mind that your floor won’t absorb spills as readily as other materials.
  • Long-lasting. When cared for properly and resealed when necessary, a decorative concrete surface will last for decades.
  • Durable. Concrete is known for its toughness, and for good reason. With a sealer, you can prevent your decorative concrete from getting scuffed or scratch. They’re also moisture proof, so you don’t have to worry about warping.

Concrete floors are perfect for any indoor surfaces, but clients especially seem to like them for spaces like kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements—spots where spills are likely to occur.

SUNDEK of San Antonio resurfaced this formerly cracked patio space, transforming it into a surface with a nice design.

Fix Your Cracked Concrete in an Innovative Way

If any of your outdoor concrete surfaces are experiencing cracking, they’re not a lost cause. Did you know that there’s a way to incorporate the existing cracks into a new design? Here’s why this solution, which SUNDEK calls Custom Scoreline Effect, is loved by homeowners:

  • Saves time and money. You don’t have to tear everything out and start from scratch. With this technique, the contractor works with the cracks in your existing surface.
  • Creates a beautiful pattern. Your contractor can add custom scorelines to the surface, creating a pattern that works with the already-existing cracks.
  • Disguises unsightly cracks. You won’t be able to tell which lines were pre-existing cracks and which were created by hand. The design blends together seamlessly to create a pleasing pattern.
In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing look, pool decks resurfaced with SUNDEK’s Classic Texture product creates an anti-slip surface, giving homeowners peace of mind.

Resolve a Slippery Pool Deck

A pool deck that poses a slip hazard is something that should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Don’t hesitate to get this resolved. And don’t worry—with the right contractor, fixing the issue isn’t as difficult or complicated as it sounds! An experienced contractor can resurface your pool deck in a way that creates traction and looks great, too. Here are some ways SUNDEK makes their decks slip resistant:

  • Add texture. Applying a textured coating is a great way to give the surface some traction. SUNDEK’s Classic Texture is a tried-and-true product—it’s been used for more than 50 years with success. Another option is to stamp the surface to create a texture that prevents slipping, even when wet.
  • Applying a sealer with anti-slip agents mixed in. There are all kinds of anti-slip agents that can be added, ranging in color, size, and effects.
A surface doesn’t have to be functional or beautiful. It can be both! This patio space was coated with a waterproof coating, then decorative coatings were applied to create a surface that’s practical and nice to look at.

Revive a Surface That’s Been Affected by Water Damage

If there’s an area of your home that’s been impacted by water damage, fixing it can be an intimidating prospect. Some homeowners also figure that if they fix the surface, but the surface is in a spot that’s just bound to keep getting wet, it may just become damaged by water again.

It’s an understandable concern, but fortunately there are ways to protect your surface with a waterproof coating that will prevent future damage from occurring. In addition to protecting your surface from water damage, you’ll get these other benefits:

  • Easier cleaning
  • Stain resistance
  • Mold and mildew resistance

Do you have other ideas for improving a surface at your home? We’d love to help with your project! Find a contractor near you to get a free consult and quote.

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