Did you know that patios are one of the main features home buyers look for? According to a 2018 report from the National Association of Realtors, a new patio is one of the top 5 projects that are likely to add resale value.
Today, we’ll go over some of the factors that can influence the ROI of a new patio project. Then we’ll look at some beautiful concrete patio design ideas.
How Does a Patio Increase Home Value?
The biggest mistake homeowners often make is building a patio that isn’t in keeping with the rest of the property or the neighborhood. For example, a huge, extravagant patio in a small backyard won’t look proportional and may even seem unnecessary to potential buyers. Similarly, a tiny patio in a huge, sprawling yard won’t look balanced. In fact, an out-of-place patio can actually detract from your home’s value.
A few more tips for a successful patio project:
- Build it close to the back door if possible. (If not, consider creating a path from the door to your patio).
- Ideally, the patio should be easy to get to from the kitchen.
- Try to choose a private area that’s at least partially obscured from the front sidewalk and your neighbors’ yards.
- Consider adding lighting, simple furniture, and something to provide shade when the sun is out.
- Consider using decorative concrete — an affordable but versatile material that can be customized to create the design you want.
Your patio should accommodate the layout of your yard and the style of your home, as well as your personal design preferences. Here are a few great examples of concrete patios that do just that:
Concrete Patios with Color
These terra cotta offset squares add just the right touch of color to complement the gray fire pit and seat wall. The concrete here has a sand finish, which makes it smooth like flat, wet sand at the beach.
Concrete Patios for Small Yards
When space is limited, you need a more compact patio, but that doesn’t mean it has to feel cramped. This patio is another example of sand finished concrete. It’s only 160 square feet, but the space is elegantly and cleverly used. The homeowner even opted to include a small seat wall and sail covers for shade.
Visual Detail with Stamped Concrete
Concrete can be stamped to create the look of high-end materials like stone, brick, or even wood. It’s a great way to express your creativity and design a more unique look. We can also add color to stamped concrete with stains and dyes. Varying shades of grays and browns are the most common color choices, but concrete is so versatile that you can achieve nearly any look you can imagine.
Want to Learn More about Concrete Patio Options?
Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience working with decorative concrete, so we appreciate both the technical and aesthetic considerations that go into creating a concrete patio. We make sure all our work is both beautiful and durable.
If you’re interested in talking to a professional concrete contractor about your project, give us a call today at (503) 849-0901 or contact us online.