Concrete Patios

Concrete patios can add value and beauty to any outdoor living space. Get tips and tricks on how to design and build these outdoor gathering spaces.



As seen on Turf War, this outdoor space is designed with concrete stamped patio, a privacy wall, outdoor fireplace, and comfortable furniture.

Concrete patios can add value and beauty to any outdoor living space. If you're considering installing a concrete patio, you'll want to peruse these tips and tricks to make it a welcoming, durable and beautiful addition to your backyard.

Some of the benefits of choosing a concrete patio are durability, a low level of maintenance, versatility in terms of style, and the ability to pour the concrete in any shape to suit the contours of your backyard.

Patios That Pop With Color

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Rustic Red

Salvaged design elements piece together vibrant reds, royal blues and earthy greens for a playful patio that is packed with personality.

Photo By: Jamie Rector

Enhance Nature's Palette

When choosing outdoor paint colors, consider what the garden will look like year 'round. Then make sure the hue you select will complement nature’s ever-changing color scheme.

Photo By: Chris Martinez,

Plush Purple

Alone, this concrete patio feels industrial and cold, but pops of purple create a trendy, inviting outdoor space. Photo courtesy of Landscaping Network

Cool Blue

For subtle contrast these colorful Adirondack chairs stand out against grey gravel and green shrubbery. Photo courtesy of Westover and Photography by Rich Pomerantz

Golden Hues

Curtains are a great option for making an outdoor space feel intimate. The outdoor fabric infuses warm green and golden tones into this zen retreat.

Earthy Green

A lush palm tree, an earthy vase and pillows add a pop of green to the surrounding neutral tones. Warm up any space with a cozy outdoor fireplace.

Burnt Orange

A masculine color scheme is softened by orange hues that are pulled in with decorative pillows.

Bright Yellow

This cheerful patio umbrella is perfect for sunny days. When shopping for shade options, pick light colors that will reflect the sun. Photo by Joanne Kostecky

The first consideration when planning a concrete patio is location. Although many homeowners choose to build a patio directly adjacent to their home or to a deck structure off the side of the home, some also choose to build in another portion of the backyard, to create a separate seating dining or gathering area. Your decision should be based on the size of the patio, the shape of your outdoor living space, and which features are most important to you.

In terms of cost, concrete patios can be quite economical. A simple design will cost around $6 - $10 per square foot, custom designs will run you $10 - $15 per square foot, and an elaborate design can cost around $12 - $17 per square foot.

You can also customize the color and texture of your concrete patio by learning how to stain concrete. Your patio can be stained to just about any hue, and the surface can be stamped to create textures that mimic stone, brick or other materials.

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