The patio is a great space where you can relax, unwind, and bond with your family and friends. However, most homeowners do not utilize this space to its fullest potential. Often, they would toss out a table and a few chairs, and then call it a day.
Transforming your patio doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. With the use of concrete, you can spruce up your yard without breaking the bank. What’s more, it is durable and can withstand the harshest of weather conditions. They can also be stamped or engraved to mimic materials such as tile, slate or brick.
These simple projects will add beauty and value to your outdoor space.
Cobblestone stamped concrete
Cobblestone pavers are full of character and charm. They have a way of winning over a lot of homeowners. They are great for outdoor spaces and will create a unique, old world look for your patio. However, they aren’t cheap.
With stamped concrete, you can replicate the natural look and feel of old world streets without having to spend a huge sum of money. It lets you pull off a high end look without the high end cost. What’s more, stamped concrete installation only requires a fraction of the time it would take to install cobblestone pavers.
Create a play area
Most kids are too busy playing games on their mobile devices that they don’t get to spend time outdoors. Encourage your kids to play outside by turning your patio into a play area.
Kids love big, open spaces where they can play games and run around. You have the option to add a basketball court, a swing, and other equipment. Another option is to keep it simple and just let the kids decide what to do with the space. Since they’ll be running around most of the time, make sure that there is enough texture on the concrete surface to prevent slips and falls.
Japanese style patio
If your yard looks dull, feels cramped or is in need of a pick-me-up, consider turning it into a zen garden. To create a tranquil retreat, you need to combine the basic elements of a Japanese garden. This includes rocks, water, plants, as well as clean, simple lines.
To maximize space, go vertical. Add concrete platforms to your Japanese style patio. You can place your potted plants on the steps. They can also serve as extra room for seating. You may also add a wooden fence with potted bamboo plants to add privacy to your patio.