Outdoor tiles are a perfect way to increase your home’s worth and provide you with a great looking place to live. While tiles are mainly used indoors they are often overlooked when it comes to outdoor projects. Here are 4 projects using outdoor tiles which if done correctly can immediately boost the looks, character, and feel of your house as well as its value.
Tiled Stair Risers
This is one of the cheapest ways to increase the value of your home. Not only does this not require many tiles but it’s also a job you could do yourself to save even more money. Cheap to purchase, no professional installation cost, and you get a high return on this investment. It’s small space that is often forgotten but makes a big impression, especially because usually from the sidewalk the stair riser of most home are directly in line with our eyes. It’s just a great way to add curb appeal to your home. It’s never a bad thing when the first view of your home is a beautiful one.
Another option is tiling the stairs themselves. The stairway helps to form the entryway to your home and having a tiled entryway can make quite a first impression. However it’s very important to make sure you use an outdoor tile that is rated as such and is also non-slip. Stairs are one place it pays to have a strong tile with tons of grip.
While more expensive, installing an outdoor tile patio will also add the most value to your house. This is because you will have a functional space to relax and enjoy your yard or have a gathering with friends and family. And with such a wide range of materials in which outdoor tiles for patios are available to choose from, that patio could range from slate to travertine or even granite.
Connecting the front of your home to the back with a tile pathway is another easy way to improve the value of your home. Not only will this add to the beauty of your home, especially if you are using outdoor tiles which complement your house, but to its functionality as well. Just make sure you use a tile which can stand up to the right amount of foot traffic. While slate is a great looking choice its better suited for a decorative path with only light traffic, where as granite or quarry tiles can take much heavier foot traffic.
All of these projects not only have the potential to make your home better looking and your space more useful but in doing so make it much more valuable as well. While outdoor tiles are all made for outdoor use, they are not all created equal and it’s important to know the strengths and weaknesses of each so you can get the most out of your project and thus the most for your home.