Your patio can be a great, exciting, lively oasis that begins at your house and flows into your yard. But as attractive as a good patio can be, a poorly designed, colorless slab of concrete can make an otherwise inviting home look plain and boring. For a patio to reach its full potential, it needs to invoke a kind of wonder and beauty that complements your home.
Having a drab concrete patio doesn’t help your house; it can only take away from the aesthetic beauty of its surroundings. If your patio has seen better days and is in desperate need of a makeover, here are some tips to help you bring your patio back to life.
Step 1: Clean
The first thing you need to do before starting any patio project is clean the space. Start by clearing off any furniture or accessories from your patio then cleaning it with soapy water, perhaps even acid-etching it for a deep clean.
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Step 2: Design
Once your concrete is clean, use this time to consider your design options. There are many design options and materials to choose from when refreshing your patio.
Get the look of brick, slate, or tile with stenciled concrete.
Fundamentally change the color of your patio with water-based concrete stains.
Resurface your patio with stamped concrete to get colorful, textured designs.Recreate the look of large stone floors with Grand Flagstone.
Give your patio the classical look of slate floors with Tuscan Slate.
Once you’ve decided on which design you want, protect your chosen flooring system with a quality concrete sealer. This will protect your new design and keep it looking great.
Step 3: Decorate
Decorate your patio with furniture and accessories according to how you plan to use your newly done space. Decide on a theme that fits your style and decorate your patio accordingly.
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Step 4: Maintain
Don’t let your patio lose its appeal; perform needed maintenance to keep it looking great for many years to come. Regular cleaning as well as occasional repair and resealing will keep your new patio functional and beautiful. Maintain your patio and enjoy your new outdoor space.