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With so many options for patio designs, the choices can seem overwhelming. The best plan of action is to immerse yourself in photos and articles that are geared toward giving you ideas. This list of resources will be extremely useful as you learn about all the ways you can design your patio. Get free patio drawings, research surface textures and colors, learn about how to create focal points, decide which patio size is right for your needs, plus much more.

Concrete Patio Design Options
Red Stain, Sawcut Grout Lines
Concrete Patios
Artistic Concrete Floors LLC
Madisonville, LAStained Concrete Patios Get tips and design ideas for using stains to enhance a concrete patio.
Concrete Patios
John's Cement
Milford, MIStamped Concrete Patios Tips and design ideas for using stamps to add texture to a concrete patio
Modern Patio Los Angeles
Concrete Patios
Modal Design
Los Angeles, CAModern Concrete Patios Learn how concrete creates a seamless transition between in & out for contemporary homes.
Colored Concrete Patio
Distinctive Concrete of New England
Rowley, MAConcrete Patio Colors See what colors are available, and learn how to decide what technique to use on your patio.
Gold, Pizza Stove
Outdoor Fireplaces
Tom Ralston Concrete
Santa Cruz, CAPatio Surfaces Various textures, patterns and finishes gives each area a slightly different feel.
Concrete Patios
The Green Scene
Chatsworth, CACreating Destinations Creating destinations is the key to maximizing the use of any backyard space.
Terra Cotta, Rock Bench
Outdoor Fire Pits
Surfacing Solutions Inc
Temecula, CAPatio Types and Sizes Take a look at the proper placement and sizing of outdoor patios.
Stamped Concrete Patio, Brick Border
Concrete Patios
Concreations, LLC
Millersburg, INBenefits of a Concrete Patio Discover the top reasons to install a concrete patio on your property.
Salzano Custom Concrete
Centreville, VAMaking Concrete Patios Look Like Stone See how decorative concrete contractors can stamp or hand carve patios to mimic stone.
Concrete Patios
J&H Decorative Concrete LLC
Uniontown, OHSmall Backyard Patios Get tips for designing small patios that will make a big impact.
Design Videos

Stamped Concrete Patios
Length: 03:48
Cohen shows some of his favorite patterns and techniques for stamped concrete patios and walkways.

Defining Outdoor Rooms
Length: 03:44
Cohen shows creative examples of ways to embellish patios to create the sense of a defined outdoor room.

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Concrete Patio Projects

Another great resource is to consult with a local decorative concrete contractor. They often view themselves as part contractor, part landscape designer and part artisan. They can help you create whatever you are envisioning for your concrete patio and accompanying backyard oasis.

Concrete Patios
Hilton Concrete LLC
Belford, NJRecreating Resort-Like Living in the Backyard from Hilton Concrete in Belford, NJ
Raised, Star
Concrete Patios
Michael Rogers Studios
Salem, OROutdoor Living Areas Michael Rogers Studios Displays Stunning Outdoor Living Areas at the 2006 Portland Street of Dreams.

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