We’re all instinctively inclined to do a range of things which, when analysed a little more thoroughly, ultimately boil down to basic survival instinct. Since the financial industry has long, long since had us all adopting currency as a representation of the value which can be associated with anything and everything in our entire lives, this inherent basic instinct has evolved to have us focussing on the finances. We don’t have to look very far to uncover those inherent basic survival instincts though, which transform into instincts geared towards thriving once basic survival channels have been secured. Something as seemingly unassuming as garden paving can act as a clear window into contemporary survival constructs, as a representation of business and economic cycles.
Lasting quality as a representation of stable market conditions
Considering contemporary paving trends, when homeowners have the money to spend then they go all out in terms of the quality of the paving they’d get. This represents those market conditions when the economy is stable. It doesn’t necessarily represent the peak of a cycle or its upward trend, but rather just stability and the predictability which comes with it. As a result, since you’d know that you have time to plan ahead for the future, you would take your time to find the right paving supplier, for instance, instead of rushing to jump on any trend that comes with the supplier offering what appears to be the cheapest deal.
A style-heavy focus as a representation of explosive growth
One of the two pivots from the more stable market conditions is explosive growth, with the other being an economic down-cycle or very slow growth. In the exterior stone paving world, this is represented by contemporary paving with more of a focus on style than something like durability. Natural stone suppliers enjoy some really good times during this period of explosive growth, because even if they do indeed supply the highest quality in natural stones for exterior paving, there is a quick turnaround in the actual paving work. Homeowners somehow prefer to refresh the look of their driveways and walkways more frequently since they appear to have the budget to do so.
A smart investment in preparation for the future
Some homeowners go to great lengths to source only the finest in the likes of Indian sandstone paving as a representation of an all-in, smart investment in the future. These are just some of the tings which come together to increase the value of your property, something that can be used to the advantage of even that homeowner who never really intends to sell their property.
So next time you look at some exterior paving, there might just be a little lesson in business and market cycles to learn from.