Category Archives: Decorative Concrete

Concrete Patio Planning for a Small Backyard

Concrete Patio Planning for a Small Backyard

Spring is finally here, which means we’re all spending more time outdoors. Don’t let a small backyard hold you back from the patio design of your dreams! Concrete can help you achieve the look you want because it can be cast in almost any shape, pattern or color.

Concrete patios are great for the summerHere are our top tips for concrete patio planning for a small backyard:

 

  • Decide where you want your patio to be. Consider your backyard’s sun and shade patterns. Select a location that will suit your needs, whether you prefer sunbathing or relaxing in the shade.
  • Incorporate curved design. One of the latest trends in patio design is to include curves that blend in with landscaping. The effect is easy to achieve with concrete.
  • Mimic the look of natural materials. Love the look of paving stones or wood? Concrete can be cast to mimic most materials using stamped patterns or stencils.
  • Frame your patio with a border. Framing a small concrete patio with a border in a different color is an inexpensive way to dress up simple materials and creates a neat, clean look.
  • Leave space for outdoor furniture. Experts typically recommend at least 20 to 25 square feet to make room for furniture and leave space for walking.
  • Hire pros who know their stuff. A concrete construction professional will know how to make the most of a small backyard. If you’re in east central Minnesota, contact Templin Concrete Construction at 612-388-1945 to plan the perfect concrete patio for you and your space.

 

Adding a little spice to your backyard for the summer will make it look a little more inviting.  If you’re someone who wants to enjoy stepping outside on your back patio or have company over to do the same, a concrete patio is the best choice you can make.

Why Choose Stamped Concrete?

Why Choose Stamped Concrete?

As a durable and viable alternative to regular concrete, stamped concrete is a popular choice for all your outdoor paving needs, such as patios, driveways, or decks. An easy to install and maintain material, stamped concrete comes in an almost unlimited variety of design options that stand the test of time. Need we say more?Continue Reading

How to Use Concrete in Every Part of Your Home

How to Use Concrete in Every Part of Your Home

When homeowners hear the word ‘concrete,’ they often just think outside: concrete is typically used to pave driveways or balance out sidewalks. Right? Wrong! Concrete does make a reliable and stylish driveway, but it can also be used in other parts of your home! It can be used in very unique ways, offering a hostContinue Reading

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Concrete has been around for thousands of years now, and human beings have used it to build all kinds of structures. But it wasn’t until around the 1950s that a new style of architecture called “brutalism” was born. Brutalist architecture involves using raw concrete to create structures, and it has been incorporated into all kindsContinue Reading

New Type of Concrete Could Offer New Options

New Type of Concrete Could Offer New Options

To the layman, concrete may all appear the same, but the truth is the concrete industry continues to evolve and innovate. As Archinect recently reported, researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore invented a type of concrete that is not only bendable, but stronger than traditional concrete. While that alone is amazing, the scientists’ creation,Continue Reading

Four Ways to Create a Unique Look with Concrete

Some might say concrete is colorless, dull and boring, while others – like the professionals at Templin Concrete Construction – might say that it’s anything but! We know how to make concrete visually appealing and truly unique using decorative concrete techniques and styles! Concrete can be used to create just about anything, from driveways andContinue Reading

Use Decorative Concrete as an Alternative to Pavers

If you are looking to install a new walkway or stone patio or replace a damaged existing one, you could simply replace it with the same material you used before, or you could spice it up by using decorative concrete to give your outdoor space a truly distinctive look. Despite what you may think whenContinue Reading