Most people think of something cold, boring, and sterile when they hear the word “concrete.” On its own, that’s exactly what this material represents. However, when beautifully crafted, it becomes a way to completely transform your outside patio. Today, decorative concrete is all the rage, both for indoor and outdoor applications.
For your outside patio, start by looking at options for concrete furniture. Yes, you heard that right – concrete furniture. This is not hard furniture that no one wants to sit on but gorgeous pieces that look rich and sophisticated. As a perfect example, you could have a concrete table made that looks like genuine wood. For something even more unique, the designer could create a flowing water or lava effect.
You can even transform the bar countertops in your outside patio. Just imagine a surface that looks like several different species of wood all perfectly fitted together. This concrete design element has such an authentic appearance, you’ll have to convince people that it’s not wood. Add a few pops of color and the countertops become the focal point.
If you and the family spend a lot of time eating on your outside patio, what about a modern styled picnic bench made of concrete. However, don’t stop there: You could have an artisan add two planter boxes on either end, again made from concrete. Whether outdoors with your family or entertaining friends, the design element will impress everyone.
You can even have a concrete element designed to house your barbecue grill. Instead of standing on its own, which isn’t very attractive, this will change both its appearance and functionality. How? By having side surfaces created. With those, you’ll end up with serving space. The designer can make this concrete piece to look like wood, river rock, and other materials.
When it comes to enhancing an outside patio using concrete design elements, the possibilities are endless. A little imagination goes a long way.