How Hardscape Design Increases Home Value


Imagine placing a For Sale sign in your front yard and a potential home buyer slowly driving by to check out your property. What impression would your home’s exterior make on them? Would your home’s curb appeal inspire them to make an offer?


As hardscape design pros in the Indianapolis area for the past 13 years, Cutting Edge Hardscapes knows firsthand how a home’s exterior can make or break a successful home sale.


Now granted, a promising buyer is probably going to drive right by if essential items like the roof, garage door and siding need to be replaced. But what about a crumbling driveway, cracked sidewalks and neglected patio?


The interior of your home may be totally awesome, but if a home buyer loses interest before they even get out of their car, your house is unlikely to sell quickly. Consider these hardscape ideas to increase the value of your home and get the best return on investment.


Backyard Patio

A nicely designed backyard patio most definitely adds to your home’s curb appeal, which increases your chances of a quick sale. Even if you plan to stay put, creating an outdoor living space provides enjoyment for years to come.


According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value report, a homeowner who installs a backyard patio will recoup about 55 percent of its cost at resale. We believe patios by Cutting Edge Hardscapes offer an even higher return on investment since we guarantee our patio paver stones against cracking or breaking, and they’re virtually maintenance free. Check out our gallery of patio projects.



For a more dramatic curb appeal, think about how those same paver stones would look on your driveway in a variety of designs. Our paver stones are two to three times stronger than standard concrete construction, and they come in a wide variety of styles and colors that can be installed in the pattern of your choice.


Once you’ve selected the paving stones, our design consultants can prepare a computerized digital rendering of your home with your preferred driveway design. A properly installed paver stone driveway not only adds value to your home, but makes a statement that will stick with potential buyers.


Walls and Stairs

Who doesn’t like a little privacy? Installing an elegantly designed wall made of high-quality bricks, stones and pavers provides a nice security border around your property. It’s okay to be friendly with the neighbors, just do it on your own terms.


A brick or stone border wall with stairs also adds value to your home with significant curb appeal, and its low maintenance makes it a no-brainer. Explore wall ideas that complement the style of your home.


We all want the best-looking house on the block. Let’s get started on yours.