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Brick Pavers Denver Take It to the Next Level


February 13, 2019

Outdoor entertainment spaces not only add extra living space to your home but they can also increase its value. A thoughtfully designed area, easily accessible from the home can serve as a place for meals, spending time with friends, or just gathering together for the enjoyment of people’s company when the weather cooperates.

Many homeowners utilize such an area for the extra storage, spruce it up with colorful plants, add furniture for the feel of an additional room, or even go all out with the insertion of an outdoor kitchen - complete with grill, sink, and refrigerator. While not everyone is in need of all that an outdoor space can offer, implementing one can be extremely beneficial to homeowners both personally and financially.

Construction materials for such a space range from concrete slabs to rubberized surfaces, outdoor carpet, wooden decking, and even brick pavers. While these pavers have made their mark in driveway and walkway projects - utilizing them to implement a new patio, outdoor space, or even a staircase if you’re in need of taking it to the next level - they can be an affordable and long lasting solution.

Depending on your landscape or the area where you wish to have this outdoor space installed, steps may be required to either get from the house entryway onto the entertainment surface or from one level to the next, if the yard extends downhill. Instead of having to break up the flow of the area, utilizing brick pavers as the staircase or few steps needed between rises, can be extremely beneficial. If electing to install yourself there are a few paver steps mistakes to avoid, as the elevation changes can require precise measurements - professional installation is recommended.
Look

The flow created by keeping all ground surfaces the same material correlates to how, inside the home, hardwood floors extended throughout the same level provide a sense of flow. Doing so outdoors can create a similar feeling and keeps the overall look from feeling broken up.
Durability

Steps are one area that everyone will use repeatedly. Unlike the ground surface which may receive more traffic in certain areas as opposed to others, the steps will be traversed by all members of the family and guests when using the outdoor space.
Upkeep

Your brick paver patio area is going to last for a lifetime, so why shouldn’t your steps. Instead of having to revisit the area in a few years to replace wooden steps or create an unsightly patch, should concrete steps crack, utilizing the brick pavers across all surfaces makes the most sense.

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your outdoor space or any other construction project, and are willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey, job or providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects when needed. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate today.
 
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Brick Paver Installation Denver: Five Reasons to Add a Patio


January 31, 2019

Patios were once a featured addition found attached or just outside nearly every new home. Regardless of the climate, these spaces can offer year around entertainment when utilized properly and especially seasonal gatherings of both family and friends when the weather cooperates. The variety of different options and availability also make these spaces extremely useful for a homeowner.

Using brick pavers has its own benefits as they have a lifetime warranty. Once you decide to move forward with the project, other than general cleaning, very little upkeep is needed. There is no need to worry about settling causing cracks or water pooling as the brick pavers provide a solid, natural, permeable surface for your new addition. Following are the top-five reasons for adding a patio entertainment space to your home. 

Natural Environment

Enjoying the outdoors in a natural setting has multiple health benefits and by adding a patio space, these impacts will be just outside your door. The outdoor living area can provide a simple escape from day-to-day struggles and stressors for any family member.

Entertaining Space

Not only can the patio be used as an escape but it can also become the center of attention when utilized to entertain. Though the area may not be climate controlled, a patio adds useful square footage, extending the area of your home and allowing for bigger and better parties or social gatherings.

Cooking Space

Roll a grill onto your new patio and immediately you’ve turned the entertaining area into an alternate cooking space. Some homeowners may also decide to install a full outdoor kitchen which comes with its own set of benefits and advantages.

Value

Additions and improvements always add value to your home. The return on an investment, should you ever decide to sell, can be beneficial financially but a brick paver patio also provides valuable returns to the current homeowner. Whether making an impact in your pocketbook or life, an outdoor patio adds value to your home.

Refurbish the Backyard

Getting outside and playing in the backyard was a joy when you were a child, with a patio you can do the same as an adult. A lot of time and work is often put into the front of people’s houses so why not show the backyard a similar amount of love. Doing so can provide you years of entertainment in a private setting that can bring back positive memories of time spent in the backyard as a child.

The highly trained and professional experts at AMK Hardscapes are ready to assist in determining what patio options are available for your home. Whether remodeling or expanding something already installed or doing a new construction, our associates are ready and willing to help. Pavers can also be used for any other number of improvements around your home - including walkways, driveways, and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project, the AMK experts are ready. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
 
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Brick Pavers Denver Return on Investment Priorities


January 16, 2019

Selling your home? Looking to improve the potential return on investment (ROI) or making upgrades in order to receive the best possible return? Interested in upgraded your outdoor space for personal use? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions or are in need of a simple improvement for your own benefit there’s a number of options to consider using brick pavers.

Driveways, patios, fire pits - all can be constructed using pavers and each creates a substantial ROI, especially if upgrades or improvements are administered in lieu of a completely new construction project, which can also provide a beneficial ROI. Modifying an existing space often provides a less expensive alternative and this creates a more significant ROI available to the current homeowners.

Driveways

The first impression potential buyers associate with your home, driveway construction materials and whether or not the space is in need of repair, impact their thoughts on the home itself. Determining if paved driveways are worth it, prominent real estate agent Amanda Miller says, “the condition of the driveway sets the tone for the condition of the home.” 

A brick paver driveway or apron - a short area connecting the path to the street, can each provide an amazing ROI or simply create a space you no longer have to worry about cracking or becoming worn down. Pavers are guaranteed for life and a simple investment can be the last you make on a drive.

Patios, Kitchens, Fire Pits

Improving outdoor entertainment spaces can also benefit homeowners who are either considering a potential sale or modifying a space for personal use. Some of the best options for an outdoor living space to boost home value include patios, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits. 

Patios are great for extending the dining room into the outdoors, providing ample opportunity to entertain or a place to relax after a hard day’s work. Having one with a flooring surface in perfect condition, requiring little upkeep is always a plus.

Outdoor kitchens are intriguing to many buyers, adding a space dedicated to grilling, cooking, and entertaining. The best feature is that this space can be utilized regularly by an individual, family, or in a group setting.

Fire pits provide a cozy outdoor space when the weather begins to turn a little cooler. Having a safe space for people to gather around the fire to socialize or roast marshmallows can also provide a good ROI for any potential sellers.

Once you’ve decided which option is best for you before putting your home on the market, the experts at AMK Hardscapes are pleased to assist in any way possible regarding an upgrade or new construction project. Our associates ensure you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the future cost analysis of a property - you may even fall in love with your own new space and decide to stay or add a similar area to wherever you are moving. Further, their professionally trained associates are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options, including walkways and even walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
 

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Brick Paver Installation Denver: Repairs Made Easy


January 2, 2019

There are a number of advantages when considering brick pavers for your driveway, walkway, patio, or any other surface. While the non-stick, non-slip layer offers sure footing in nearly all conditions - even when wet, they are also being offered in a variety of different colors and the benefits do not end simply with the aesthetics associated with brick pavers. These unique and specialized construction options offer an advantage for any home or business owner and once installed, can be nearly forgotten about in terms of general maintenance or upkeep - and that’s a good thing.

Instead of being bothered with some of the issues associated with concrete and asphalt, which include cracking, ugly patch jobs, and drainage, among other potential problems; those who elect to have brick pavers installed can rest with both ease and confidence. Knowing their investment is durable and can stand the test of time, other than constantly receiving comments and positive feedback due to the admiration of the surface, it requires minimal attention.

Brick Paver Repair


The good news for those who select brick pavers for their surface is that these individual stones are virtually indestructible. After installation, there will be no cracking from settling and the surface will never need to be refinished. 

The brick paving stones come accompanied by a lifetime warranty against breaks, in addition to a 10-year labor and workmanship coverage.

Brick Paver Repair vs. Concrete and Asphalt  


The number of concrete repair problems are plenty and the solutions often are extremely noticeable, creating an eyesore when a patch or remedy is administered. Each of these surface types are prone to cracks even after installation and it’s attributed to settling - pavers will not crack.

The cost may be more than asphalt or concrete but once the overall price over time, including upkeep and the forthcoming repair work, knowing that a brick paver driveway, sidewalk, or patio will provide a lifetime of enjoyment without maintenance repair work makes it the more economical choice.

Additionally, should any underground work be necessary after installation, the same type of repair options still apply. Water and gas lines, or any other items which may require digging and the removal of concrete, asphalt, or brick pavers can only be easily replaced and pieced back together seamlessly and that is brick pavers.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to assist in determining which option will be best suited for your home or office. Whether replacing something already installed or doing a new construction, our experts are ready and willing to help. First-class associates ensure you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the future cost analysis of a property. Any other number of paver options - including walkways and walled landscaping opportunities are also available. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project, the AMK experts are ready. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
 
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Brick Driveways Denver Upgrade and Renovation Benefits


December 19, 2018

As a homeowner, driveway renovation is likely not high on the list of improvements initially considered by an individual but a closer examination reveals there are significant benefits to completing such a project. While the reconstruction of a driveway may not top the list of necessary outdoor improvements, once finished, the results offer a desirable outcome which can have a lasting impact on both your property and pocketbook.

Depending on the current condition and make up of your driveway, the change can be welcome and extremely beneficial. Your driveway sees more wear and traffic (literally) than any other area outside the home and needs to be given the same consideration and opportunity for improvement as more traditional locations like porches, patios, and lawns.

Following are some of those benefits which occur immediately upon replacing your concrete or asphalt driveway with brick pavers. 

Curb Appeal


The first thing people see when they pass by your property is the outside and their initial curb appeal reactions often lead to judgments about the cleanliness, expertise, and at times the home owner themselves.

Not only will improving the curb appeal of your home create a better impression on everyone passing by but it can also increase interest in a property if ever put up for sale. A new or even older brick paver patio enhances both immediately.

Property Value


Brick paver driveways offer a significant return on the initial investment. Money spent to upgrade or install a brick paver driveway can generally be assumed to return twice the amount upon a sale of the home.

One of the best landscaping projects for maximizing home value revolves around the driveway as that is often the first interaction individuals have with your home.

Durability


Another factor to consider when upgrading is the durability of material selected. Obviously, if replacing a cracked and worn out driveway constructed of concrete or asphalt, the same will have to be completed again in the future.

Brick paver patios are constructed to last a lifetime and should any area ever need repair, a brick or two can be replaced instead of having to completely re-do an entire driveway. While the cost may be more initially, the return on investment and knowing that by completing the project with brick pavers is a one-time deal, more than makes up for the cost differential.

The experts at AMK Hardscapes will be pleased to assist in any way possible regarding an upgrade to your driveway or parking area. Our associates ensure you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the future cost analysis of a property. Further, they are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options, including walkways and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
 
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