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Is your backyard patio currently just an eyesore or drab, unloved space? Here are some ideas to transform that cracked, unfinished area into a usable, fun place to hang out with friends and family.

There are plenty of ideas to make a boring or dull concrete patio area more stylish and personalized by using colors, patterns, textures, landscaping, furniture, accessories, and more.

Stamped Concrete Patio

Stamped concrete is a cost-effective way to upgrade your outdoor space. Building an elevated wood deck, on the other hand, can easily cost up three to four times as much. Also, concrete patios are more durable and require less maintenance than wood decks.

Over time, water, sun, and extreme temperatures will cause a wood patio to rot, warp, splinter, and fade. Stamped concrete patios are attractive and last many decades in comparison. You can create beautiful concrete patio designs that resemble brick, flagstone, or cobblestone for much less than the real thing.

Get Creative with Paint

Other clever and inexpensive ways are available for homeowners to spruce up their existing backyard concrete patios. Do you have a flair for painting? Do you have leftover paint rollers from painting an indoor space? Have you ever tried painters tape to fashion stencils?

A faux rug, created using paint and stencil, is an affordable idea for warming up old pavement on a patio. There are several different tools and ideas a DIY-savvy homeowner can try, to create a concrete patio that looks like a real stone or brick. A super-easy way to get fast results is with a patterned rubber roller specifically made for concrete patio designs.

Interlocking Clay or Stone Pavers

You could also resurface your old backyard patio with new clay or stone pavers. Interlocking pavers add a beautiful new look to any backyard or patio area. If you are feeling extra, order additional patio pavers to make a matching fire pit and even add a pergola. The fire pit could also have pavers that lead up to and around the pergola. Stone pavers can make your backyard the utopia you never thought possible. Even small back yard areas can be transformed into a fun, usable space.

Stain or Seal the Concrete

Applying a fresh stain or a sealer over an existing backyard patio is the most cost-effective idea for updating concrete.

At Pennsy Paving & Concrete, we can transform your backyard with any of the above ideas. Whether you are looking for standard concrete slab, stamped concrete, interlocking pavers, or other concrete services, we can provide high-quality craftsmanship at affordable prices. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation, on-site estimate. We can discuss all of your ideas and offer some of our own. We look forward to hearing from you!

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