Not all of us are constantly looking for the next bigger and better thing, some of us are happy with our lot and more than happy to gradually improve over time. The aforementioned statement could be applied to anything in life, but for the context of this blog we’ll focus on the exterior of our homes.

The old saying goes, ‘it’s the little things that count’, and to an extent that is true. Why should we move to a new house in order to improve our perception on what quality of life constitutes when we can bring our existing homes up to a beautiful standard at our own pace?

The blog team at Concept Concrete have listed five exterior home improvements that can be carried out over time and on a relatively small budget.


Although repainting the house is predominantly for aesthetic reasons, it does give the homeowner a sense of pride. Ensuring your home is neat and tidy reflects well on the owner and illustrates to visitors and passers-by that the homeowner is a person that looks after his home and is proud to live there.

The Driveway

The driveway is the first thing that people see when they approach or enter the property and as a result should be high on the list for home improvements. Driveways are now available in a variety of colours and styles and providing you engage the services of an experienced and highly regarded concreting company; you can improve the appearance of your home exponentially.

Gates and Perimeter Walls

Again, if you take pride in your home you will want the gates and walls to look as pristine as possible. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much effort to maintain gates and walls and providing you have the necessary tools and materials, these tasks will take a minimal amount of time.

The Garden and Backyard

This is perhaps one of the biggest challenges to maintain as it requires a certain degree of physical fitness, particularly if you have a large garden that requires regular attention. If you feel that maintaining a garden is getting a bit too much, it might be worth looking into the possibility of having a well-designed concrete or paving patio in the backyard. This will enable you to enjoy a well-kept garden but cut down on any potentially backbreaking maintenance.

Gutters and Soffits

Having poorly maintained gutters or soffits can undo all the good work you have carried out on the rest of the property, so it’s important to keep these in tip top condition, this is particularly relevant if you have large trees on your property, the debris of which could also affect the integrity of your roof.

The blogging team at Concept Concrete hope these home improvement and maintenance tips have given you some insight into how you can keep your property looking good without spending a fortune.

If you are considering a home improvement that involves any form of concrete work, Concept Concrete can help. Please call us FREE on 1300 366 343 and outline what you have in mind and we’ll be happy to provide you with an obligation free quotation.