Littleton’s summer is short and wet, especially during July. The area receives rain for about fifteen days during the month, and the average temperature is a balmy thirty degrees. Homeowners with a wooden deck probably spend their time wondering how to protect their patio from cracking and sloughing under such circumstances.
But those of us with a concrete patio have nothing to worry about!
Concrete is one of the most durable materials for your deck. It’s weather-resistant and easy to care for, making it the perfect material for withstanding the elements.
If you’re ready to spend your summer enjoying your patio, below are some exciting ways you can enhance your concrete patio.
1. Add Shade and Shelter:
Install a patio gazebo or pergola to enjoy lounging in your summer chair under shade and avoid suntan. There are various sizes and styles, from freestanding to attached, so you can find the perfect one to fit your patio. Take into account the size, shape, and style of your home when choosing the right one for you.
Another way to add comfort to your patio is to enclose it with some type of screening or cover. It will keep the bugs out and make it feel more like an extension of your home. You can do this in a myriad of ways, from wooden lattices to rolling screens.
2. Make an Impression:
Did you know you could, quite literally, make an impression on (and with) your concrete patio by adding a stamped design? It adds interest and texture to your otherwise plain concrete.
You can also pick a concrete stamp with a texture and create a unique patio that will be the envy of your neighborhood. Your options are stone and block patterns, leaves and fossils, and even wood-grained textures. You can also add your family’s footprints to personalize it even more!
3. Color Your World:
Grey is so yesterday. Spruce up your patio by adding a little color to it. You can do this in several ways, from painting the entire slab to adding accent tiles or even stained concrete. Stained concrete is a process of adding pigment to the wet concrete and sealing it. Sounds doable, right?
Just remember to seal it. Otherwise, the color will fade, and you’ll have to do it all over again. Try an acid stain if you are looking for a rustic feel. It will give your patio a one-of-a-kind look and can even be used to create a faux finish.
4. Extensions That’ll Amaze:
Light showers, chirping birds, lush greenery, and a cozy chair to relax in–a patio can be your very own oasis. And what’s better than eating outdoors with your family when everything is so pleasant!
Design a patio to include a safe BBQ area. Concrete patios can be the perfect place to put your grill because it’s already heat resistant. Plus, you won’t have to worry about grass stains. Just make sure to keep your grill clean so it doesn’t ruin the look of your patio.
You can also use concrete pavers to create a unique design. If you’re going for a more natural look, consider using stone pavers. For a modern look, use large pavers in a geometric pattern.
Sometimes, homeowners want to do a lot but are not equipped with the knowledge or tools to make it happen. It is where we come in!
At Denver Patio Masters, patio experts serving Littleton, we have experience in perfecting the look of your home. From custom patios to full outdoor living spaces, we can help you turn your house into the home of your dreams!