Patio Designs and Ideas
Behind-the-Scenes Info and Photos of Outrageous Concrete Creations
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.
Patio Surfaces: Various textures, patterns and finishes gives each area a slightly different feel.
Creating Destinations: Creating destinations is the key to maximizing the use of any backyard space.
Patio Types and Sizes: Take a look at the proper placement and sizing of outdoor patios.
Surface Treatment Options for Existing Patios
Free Patio Plans: Four patio design sketches you can use to get ideas for your backyard space.
Beautiful Chemistry from Nick Dancer, Dancer Concrete Design, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Gray Microtopping and Glass Enhance Concrete Patio from Suncoast Concrete Coatings Inc. in San Diego
Tiered Concrete Patio Mimics Natural Grouted Stone from Salzano Custom Concrete in Centreville, Va.
Faux Limestone Overlay Matches Existing Pool Deck from Modern Concrete Surfaces in Signal Hill, Calif.
From Barren to Beautiful from Hudecek Cement in Middleburg Heights, OH.
Backyard Concrete Scrabble from Sunset.com
Decorative Concrete Makes a Lasting Impression at the Children's Museum of Phoenix from the Concrete Decor Show
Glow in the Dark Concrete from Crafted Concepts in Huntsville, AL
Contractor Gives Small Backyard Patios Three Different Looks from J&H Decorative Concrete in Uniontown, OH.
Colored Borders Add Decorative Touch to Concrete Patio in Milford, MI
Color Help for Oxidized Concrete Walkways and Patio in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Custom Stencil Brightens Outdoor Patio at Local Restaurant, from Concrete Innovations in Lubbock, TX.
Recreating Resort-Like Living in the Backyard from Hilton Concrete in Belford, NJ
Stenciled Concrete Gives Impression of Concrete Carpet in Outdoor Patio, from Faux Villa Decorative Finishes Studio in Chula Vista, CA
Decorative Concrete Mimics Natural Stone, from Spektrem Concrete in Palm Desert, CA
Custom Concrete Patio Exudes Simple, Clean Perfection, from CSolutions in Atlanta, GA
Michael Rogers Studios Displays Stunning Outdoor Living Areas at the 2006 Portland Street of Dreams.
Other sources for design inspiration:
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.