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Whatever way you look at it, many of the patios you see out there are boring! It is too easy to just accept the norm, and go with a safe patio installation that just looks like a typical patio, a dull lifeless exterior area of grey slabs or tiling. But it doesn’t have to be like this – pattern imprinted concrete is such a versatile material that you can happily create an exciting dynamic patio area that will inject some real style into your exterior, while retaining a head wearing finish that will last for years.
For a start, you could consider accessorising your patio. You could choose some tasteful, interesting furniture that goes beyond boring garden chairs – all you have to consider is that it needs to be waterproof and hardwearing. How about a warm, inviting bench? You can go beyond this too – how about a built in fire pit as a central focus point, or a built in BBQ? Flowers can also add a touch of beauty and class – pots full of flowers are cool, but take up valuable patio space, so it might be better to utilise overhanging wooden structures such as trestles or a pergola. Couple this with climbing plants and hanging baskets and you will have beauty and shade!
Next, you should consider going with a more interesting texture and colour scheme – why not go with a bright colour scheme that will really brighten up the surrounding area? staining and coloured finishes can provide a huge variety of options. You could also go with a polished finish, to create a really different effect. You could even use a clear finish, and embed coloured panels and other exciting design features inside the finish! Why not go for a patio resembling the BoHouse cafe floor?
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8th August 2011