Did you know that about 86% of Americans have a patio or outdoor living space? Many of those people have decided to transform their backyard into the sitting areas of their dreams.

If you have a backyard space that seems drab and lifeless, you might be thinking about re-designing it into the ultimate hangout spot. If that sounds like you, check out these concrete patio ideas that will spruce up any backyard space!

Refinish the Surface

You can hire concrete specialists to come in and refinish the surface of your patio. If your concrete is dull or simple, refinishing is a great way to add a bit of a modern aesthetic to the design. Garage Force offers a quartz coating system for any concrete surface. 

By layering your patio with quartz, you not only transform its visual appeal, but you can ensure the safety of your family as well. Let’s say your backyard features a pool.

On regular concrete surfaces, the water can create a hazardous slip and fall environment. Quartz overlays follow the OSHA slip requirements, so you won’t have to worry about any accidents. 

Quartz isn’t the only way to go, though. Other concrete finishing ideas include: 

  • Staining: Altering the color of the concrete
  • Pavers: You can add paving veneers on top of your concrete foundation. Just be sure the level is flat with other surfaces, so you don’t trip! 
  • Scoring: You can have someone cut into the concrete to create a unique pattern/design

Remember, whatever design you eventually decide upon, make sure it is a non-slip surface like the quartz overlay. You want to upgrade your patio while minimizing any safety risks. 

Add Walls

Depending on the location of your patio, a wall could create a cozy environment, almost like an outdoor room. For instance, if you have a backyard overlooking scenery or a downward hill, a wall acts as a divider. This idea is all about creating extra dimensions between you and the terrain ahead. 

Add Plants

Maybe a wall isn’t in your plans. That’s okay because there are other alternatives like planting flowers.

You can line the perimeter with the bushes or flowers of your choosing. By doing this, you create a dreamy garden where anyone would want to sit and chat. 

Add Water Features

Water adds a calming atmosphere to all concrete patios. You can go big and have fountains or small ponds, but that isn’t always necessary. If you’re working with a small space patio, adding small vessels where the water trickles down. 

Add a Pergola

A pergola is a feature that you build over your patio and walkways. Pergolas often have four sturdy pillars and an open lattice roof with beams.

If your backyard is small, a simple pergola can make it look grand and stylish. Many people enjoy decorating their pergolas with flowers or vines to achieve a more natural or rustic vibe. 

Cut the Edges

Many concrete backyards are simple rectangles or squares. To get around this, hire someone to come out with a circular saw and cut chic, geometric patterns around the edges. You can opt for a circular pattern or get more creative and add pathways. 

Fix Up Your Concrete Patio

As you can tell, there are several ideas you can choose from to fix up your blanc concrete patio. You don’t have to settle for something that doesn’t make you feel cozy and relaxed.

Changing up features like adding plants or cutting into the edges will transform even the smallest spaces into photo-worthy patios. And, don’t forget, Garage Force is here to help with our backyard needs.

We offer some of the best finishing surfaces around. So, book an appointment with us today, and we’ll get you started on the path to a brand new backyard!