One trend that doesn’t seem to be fading is the installation of cookie-cutter steps. Many contractors default to the traditional concrete block of steps in new construction, as well as repair work. Why? Well, they’re the cheaper solution to accessing the front door. However, as your trusted Needham landscaper, the team at Cataldo is here to save the day. If you’ve ever considering sprucing up the curb appeal of your entranceway, here are a few ideas to get you started:
One of the most natural ways to enhance your entrance is with the use of stone. Hand-selected and placed, large pieces of stone can create an elegant and welcoming path for guests. Another nice feature that comes with stone is the variety of shapes and colors they provide. Thus, with the use of stone for your stairway, you can easily create the visual interest your home may require.
A timeless look no matter where it’s used is brick. When upgrading from cement stairs to brick, you can expect to change the aesthetic of your home completely. Boring old, and possibly chipped, gray be gone! Brick will not only enhance the value of your home, but it will provide years of stability and reliability.
Although we love granite, it can prove to be tricky with stairways. With the many weather elements we face in New England, homeowners must take safety precautions when choosing granite. Elegant and luxurious, granite can be very slippery with rain and melting snow and ice. However, the use of outdoor rugs can help to eliminate the possibility of falls.
If you can’t decide on which material will best suit your home, go for a couple! One of our favorite combinations is natural stone and granite. With the use of granite slabs for the step, the stone is incorporated into the back or vertical part of the step.
If you’re considering enhancing your curb appeal game, it may be time to contact Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry. Our team of landscapers in Needham and surrounding towns have the expertise needed to build you the stairway you’ve always dreamed about. Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to work with you to design the look and feel for your home ensuring a head-turning appeal!