Ready for the summer season but your patio isn’t? A patio is an essential part of outdoor living–you will likely spend many hours with friends and family in your back yard on your patio this summer.

Decorative Concrete

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Outdoor living spaces, especially those with decorative concrete patios, can be practical in function (just a place to put the picnic table) or they can be luxurious extensions of the house that become the new favorite space to relax, entertain, and cook. Patios and outdoor living areas can be the heart and soul of summer activities.

Because of its durability and design versatility, concrete is an excellent paving choice for patios in Northwest Washington. A concrete patio has numerous benefits when compared to decking and other patio surface options including being long lasting and easier to maintain than wood or small pavers.

Decorative concrete patios can give the look and feel of stone, like slate, but without the cost. Other options include broom finish, aggregate and even the look of wood, plus so many more options!

Modern stamping, texture and coloring techniques can complement any landscape (from minimalist to cottage garden style) and provide a touch of individuality to a back yard living spaces. Concrete is a popular choice because it can be shaped into just about any shape, design or color. How cool is that?

One of the top trends in outdoor living this summer is the backyard fire pit. With proper design and construction, a fire pit will be a safe and enjoyable feature that will last several decades.

Concrete Firepit


We recommend locating fire pits in concrete patio areas a safe distance away from the house, plantings and fences.

Check out these inspiration boards on Pinterest to see many more examples of outdoor living spaces that include concrete surfaces:

If you need help with outdoor concrete projects in Whatcom County and beyond, contact us today at 360-676-1665.