Tips for Your Concrete Patio Makeover

Have you been trying to figure out a way to transform your backyard space into something that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional? Most people find they will spend a lot more time outside if they actually enjoy the appearance and functionality of their patio.

If you’ve got a plain old boring concrete slab patio without any kind of decoration or additions, then it probably doesn’t exactly serve as inspiration for you to get outside and enjoy the space. The good news is there are plenty of ways you can create a patio makeover to turn that space into one from which you’ll get much more enjoyment.

Here are a few steps you might consider taking with the assistance of a concrete contractor in Western NY:

  • Cleaning and sealing: One of the easiest ways you can refresh the appearance of your concrete patio is by cleaning and sealing it, whether you have pavers or a slab. Over time, your concrete will get dirty and discolored. Cleaning it off (often through power washing) helps you to restore its appearance, and sealing allows you to preserve its appearance and protect its structural integrity moving forward.
  • Lighting: There are a lot of creative ways you can incorporate lighting around your patio to create more visual interest. Landscape lighting can be used simply for functionality, but it can also be used to highlight certain features of your patio, home or gardens.
  • Fire pit: If you enjoy spending time outside sitting around a fire, you might consider adding a built-in fire pit to your patio. You’ll need to make sure you follow all of the applicable local ordinances with regard to fire pit construction and placement. But by adding a fire pit to your patio, you can transform the area into a clear hangout destination and a sensible spot for people to gather and socialize.
  • Roof: If you want to get the most possible use out of your patio regardless of the weather conditions, you should consider adding some kind of rooftop, whether it’s a pavilion or even just a pergola. Rooftops provide you with flexibility regarding the use of the area, some shade on hot, sunny days and the possibility for additional elements that you wouldn’t be able to use in an uncovered area, such as different types of furniture, electronics or hanging plants.
  • Plants: Smart landscaping can help you make your patio look even more appealing. Some plants also have some functionality to them, including the addition of privacy or shade. In many cases, it’s the plants used around a patio that truly make it an extraordinary space.
  • Water features: In addition to plants, you might also add water features such as fountains or bird baths. These features add a lot of visual appeal and make the space much more attractive. The sound of running water can also be extremely relaxing.

For more information about the various options you have to upgrade your patio, contact Bri-Mic Construction, Inc. to speak with an experienced foundation contractor in Western NY.