As beautiful and versatile as a concrete patio is, sometimes you just want to change how it looks. It’s safe to say that unaesthetic concrete can negatively affect your home’s curb appeal – but it doesn’t have to. These concrete patio ideas will help you think about ways that you can liven up your paved outdoor space or concrete patio.

Here are four ways to transform your dull, gray pavement into a beautiful outdoor area that you’ll enjoy.

1. Change the Edge of the Concrete Patio

Generally speaking, concrete that is in good shape without any major cracks can be cut with a circular saw to makeover a concrete patio and change the edge. Although the standard concrete slab is square, pavers can add curves around the concrete patio to enhance its look. In addition, flower beds or new trees can be added along the edge to make the area feel like a new space.

2. Build a Stamped Concrete Patio

Over time, concrete may lose its strength and aesthetic appeal due to the sun and harsh weather. Stamped concrete is a cost-effective way to enhance drab concrete and increase the appeal of your outdoor space. Not only is stamped concrete fairly cheap to install with minimal maintenance, but it typically lasts longer than most flooring options. 

3. Stain or Seal the Existing Concrete

Alternatively, applying a fresh stain or sealer over an existing concrete patio can give it an updated look. Staining allows you to alter the color or texture of the concrete surface. You can visit your local home improvement store for options such as bright colors or supplies to engrave a customized pattern. Once the surface is weakened, it may require a sealant to add a glossy finish that protects the area from further damage.

4. Decorate the Patio

If you don’t want to undertake a major concrete project, consider decorating your concrete patio to create a new look. To do so, think about how you will use the outdoor area. Do you want a space for entertaining your friends and family? Do you want to create an environment to relax and unwind in? No matter your reason, here are a few ways you can take your patio’s look to a new level:

  • Add a fire pit.
  • Freshen up the area with a set of patio furniture.
  • Plant flowers or display potted plants.
  • Create a warm ambiance with outdoor lighting.

Additional Concrete Patio Tips from a Concrete Expert

Don’t let unappealing concrete steal your home’s beauty. If your patio is severely cracked and damaged, work with a professional to repair or replace it. And if you need additional tips to create or improve your concrete patio, then look no further than the experts at JBS Construction. 

We take pride in offering standard concrete, decorative concrete, and patio concrete services to Southeast Wisconsin. To see some of our high-quality projects, take a look at our concrete gallery. Contact us to schedule a free estimate.