How to Create Your Ideal Concrete Patio

Before installing an outdoor patio, there are many things you need to take into consideration. Factors like color, texture, and how you plan to use it will determine the size and type of area you’ll need to install. Read on to learn about the different kinds of concrete patios and how you can create one in your backyard.

Outdoor living area

As the name suggests, this kind of patio mirrors a typical living room inside your home. You usually find a set up that includes couches, love seats, coffee tables, and arm chairs. Some patios like these might also have a firepit or a gazebo to shade the area. 

Outdoor dining area

Patios designed for outdoor dining are another popular choice. These kinds of outdoor areas are intended to seat anywhere from two to ten people (depending on the space available, of course), for you and your family to enjoy eating al fresco.

Sun and lounge area

A sunning area is a great addition if you already have a pool in your backyard, but it can also work well on its own. For these types of patios, you should consider how many lounge chairs you want since this will be a determining factor in how large of an area you’ll need.

Texture and color

Once you know the type of area you’ll be using a patio for, you should consider the texture, pattern, and color you want for your concrete. Many homeowners opt for neutral earth tones so the patio can blend in with the rest of the landscape. But you can get creative with it! Go for a bold stain or stamp pattern or a mixed-material combination to create a border around your concrete patio. 

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