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Decorative Concrete Designs for Spanish or Southwestern Homes
Characteristics of a Spanish Style Home
Southwestern home styles-typically found in the desert-like climates of southern California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona-are traditionally built of stucco, masonry or adobe (and more recently, insulating concrete forms) to insulate against the intense sun and heat.
Red-tiled low-pitched roof
Arches above doors, porch entries and main windows.
Exteriors painted in white or pastel colors
Concrete Design Ideas
The tile roof is often the most prominent feature of this style, so use it as design inspiration for decorative exterior flatwork.
Stamp or stencil patterns such as Spanish tile, Ashlar slate, Arizona flagstone and European fan go particularly well with a tile roof, in matching or complementary colors.
Indoors, consider installing concrete floors in a tile or slate pattern to echo the tile theme.
Swimming pools and year-round outdoor living are commonplace in the Southwest, offering the opportunity to create inviting outdoor retreats enhanced by stamped concrete patios and pool decks, a concrete oven or fireplace, concrete countertops, and even a Navajo-style stained concrete "rug."
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