In the past, it was commonplace to pour a slab of concrete in your backyard and call it a patio. Today, a patio isn’t just the place you keep your lawn furniture anymore. More and more, we are seeing our customers looking for better looking patio spaces, and treating them like an outdoor family room. Check out these 8 fresh patio ideas to inspire your next home project.
Accent Your Slab with Concrete Dyes
Concrete dyes add depth, and vibrant color to an otherwise plain slab of concrete. One thing to consider before you choose this patio style, is that a concrete dye will not hide imperfections. So if your slab has cracks, or chips in it, the dye will just color over it, but not fix those separate issues. To fix imperfections, you would have to either repair them, or depending on the severity of the problems, pour a new slab of concrete altogether.
Flagstone is a flat, natural colored stone that has been used on patios and walkways for many years. It gives you a lot of design value because it never seems to go out of style, and each piece is unique because it is naturally jagged. You can piece them together like a puzzle, or leave space in between tiles for a more natural, stepping stone look.
Brick, in our opinion is highly underrated when it comes to patio design. Brick probably offers as many, if not more options than stone, and is way more budget friendly. Brick patios are highly durable, and easy to maintain. As an added bonus, you can mix and match different types of bricks to create a one of a kind patio for your home.
Stamped concrete is another awesome variation of a concrete slab, that offers you the ability to fully customize your patio look. It can be made to mimic natural stone, or you can use segments to create patterns and shapes within your concrete. Opt to use concrete dyes in addition to stamping, to create vivid works of masonry art.
Add a Firepit
A firepit is an elegant patio accessory that can be styled to match your home. Kids love them because they’re perfect for roasting marshmallows, and adults love them during those colder nights for warmth.
If you prefer a rustic look to your home, a cobblestone patio may be for you. These stone or brick blocks are tumbled during production to achieve their slightly “worn” look. They have a rough, uneven texture, which adds to their personality.
Kitchens, Benches, and Fountains
The last patio idea we’ll share is simply to get creative when working on your own patio project. Accessories like outdoor kitchens, benches, and fountains can all add tremendous value, comfort, and eye candy to your home.
If you like these patio ideas, but don’t know where to begin on designing your new backyard, or patio, call us for your FREE Estimate & Consultation. We’d be glad to build you a quality hardscape patio for your home.