Design Ideas For Concrete Patios

Concrete Patio and Pool Decks are slowly becoming a crowd favorite when it comes to design. It is creeping closer towards current favorite wood planks, and it would be no surprise if it overtakes wooden planks regarding popularity and use.  According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, concrete is the most popular patio material in the country. In seven of nine geographical regions identified in the study, poured concrete is the most commonly used free surface material in luxury-home construction coming in ahead of concrete pavers and natural stone.   


With more decorative options than ever before, concrete patios are attracting homeowners who want an outdoor surface that offers the ultimate in design versatility. Concrete patios also have the edge when it comes to durability and low maintenance. There are many ways in which you could design a concrete patio, especially if you are picky when it comes to the design of your house. Here are some design ideas you can use for your house when and if you plan on using concrete patios.   

One idea that you could go for is the curvilinear patio. This is a patio design that would be perfect if you like pools. A freeform in-ground swimming pool calls for a patio surface to repeat its shape, hugging curves while providing a practical yet attractive transition from the water to the yard and vice versa. While adding a stylish element to the hardscape, the planter also acts as a safety barrier to discourage what would be an enticing jumping-off point for swimmers and keeps outdoor diners from getting splashed.   

The concrete patio would be poured as separate slabs, allowing the builder to work with the contours of the pool and the limited space between the house and the pool. It’s a smart, well-thought-out design for a small area. This would be great if you are experiencing hot weather because you could easily cool off by jumping into the pool.   

Another idea would be to try mixed surfaces. Besides giving you the best of both worlds, using two different surfaces in a small yard breaks things up and gives you lots to experience in a limited space. Imagine that there are differences in texture, color, and pattern. Using a rich, warm wood decking material in the middle of smooth concrete makes each surface more noticeable and appreciated. This is how you make the most out of a small yard putting together what seems a lot but fixing it into a small space.   

Lastly, one idea for a patio would be making it into a dining area. The light concrete used for a modern home’s patio is also repeated on the patio cover/overhead structure, which provides shade for outdoor dining. This is a great idea for modern houses because it blends with it nicely. The light concrete would compliment the modernization of the house well. These are some of the design ideas you could use when making concrete patios. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]