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Memorial Farmhouse
Memorial Farmhouse
Brickmoon Design
Large country side yard concrete patio photo in Houston
Rustic Modern Outdoor Entertainment Retreat
Rustic Modern Outdoor Entertainment Retreat
Landwell Design + Build Co.
This spacious, multi-level backyard in San Luis Obispo, CA, once completely underutilized and overtaken by weeds, was converted into the ultimate outdoor entertainment space with a custom pool and spa as the centerpiece. A cabana with a built-in storage bench, outdoor TV and wet bar provide a protected place to chill during hot pool days, and a screened outdoor shower nearby is perfect for rinsing off after a dip. A hammock attached to the master deck and the adjacent pool deck are ideal for relaxing and soaking up some rays. The stone veneer-faced water feature wall acts as a backdrop for the pool area, and transitions into a retaining wall dividing the upper and lower levels. An outdoor sectional surrounds a gas fire bowl to create a cozy spot to entertain in the evenings, with string lights overhead for ambiance. A Belgard paver patio connects the lounge area to the outdoor kitchen with a Bull gas grill and cabinetry, polished concrete counter tops, and a wood bar top with seating. The outdoor kitchen is tucked in next to the main deck, one of the only existing elements that remain from the previous space, which now functions as an outdoor dining area overlooking the entire yard. Finishing touches included low-voltage LED landscape lighting, pea gravel mulch, and lush planting areas and outdoor decor.
Outdoor Living
Outdoor Living
Outertainments
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard concrete patio kitchen remodel in San Francisco
Contemporary New Home Design
Contemporary New Home Design
Kim Kenney, Allied ASID
Photo credit: Jason Roberts Photography Pool Builder: WestView Pools
Example of a large transitional backyard concrete patio kitchen design in Austin with a roof extension
Ames Lake Studio
Ames Lake Studio
Calico Studio
Spike Mafford Photography
Example of a trendy concrete patio design in Seattle with a roof extension
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"Big Beautiful One"
"Big Beautiful One"
Buildometry
16X22 Covered patio, 10X10 posts, 6X12 beams, tongue & groove ceiling, chopped stone fireplace, bar & kitchen.
Patio kitchen - mid-sized rustic backyard concrete patio kitchen idea in Dallas with a gazebo
Exterioirs
Exterioirs
Draper white
Draper White
Example of a classic concrete patio design in Denver with a roof extension
Midcentury Patio
Midcentury Patio
Example of a 1960s concrete patio container garden design in San Diego with no cover
Chaisson Project
Chaisson Project
Cantoni Irvine
Designed By: Richard Bustos Photos By: Jeri Koegel Ron and Kathy Chaisson have lived in many homes throughout Orange County, including three homes on the Balboa Peninsula and one at Pelican Crest. But when the “kind of retired” couple, as they describe their current status, decided to finally build their ultimate dream house in the flower streets of Corona del Mar, they opted not to skimp on the amenities. “We wanted this house to have the features of a resort,” says Ron. “So we designed it to have a pool on the roof, five patios, a spa, a gym, water walls in the courtyard, fire-pits and steam showers.” To bring that five-star level of luxury to their newly constructed home, the couple enlisted Orange County’s top talent, including our very own rock star design consultant Richard Bustos, who worked alongside interior designer Trish Steel and Patterson Custom Homes as well as Brandon Architects. Together the team created a 4,500 square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom contemporary house where R&R get top billing in almost every room. Two stories tall and with lots of open spaces, it manages to feel spacious despite its narrow location. And from its third floor patio, it boasts panoramic ocean views. “Overall we wanted this to be contemporary, but we also wanted it to feel warm,” says Ron. Key to creating that look was Richard, who selected the primary pieces from our extensive portfolio of top-quality furnishings. Richard also focused on clean lines and neutral colors to achieve the couple’s modern aesthetic, while allowing both the home’s gorgeous views and Kathy’s art to take center stage. As for that mahogany-lined elevator? “It’s a requirement,” states Ron. “With three levels, and lots of entertaining, we need that elevator for keeping the bar stocked up at the cabana, and for our big barbecue parties.” He adds, “my wife wears high heels a lot of the time, so riding the elevator instead of taking the stairs makes life that much better for her.”
Modern Portland New Construction  - Covered Patio Fireplace
Modern Portland New Construction - Covered Patio Fireplace
Kraft Custom Construction
Built from the ground up on 80 acres outside Dallas, Oregon, this new modern ranch house is a balanced blend of natural and industrial elements. The custom home beautifully combines various materials, unique lines and angles, and attractive finishes throughout. The property owners wanted to create a living space with a strong indoor-outdoor connection. We integrated built-in sky lights, floor-to-ceiling windows and vaulted ceilings to attract ample, natural lighting. The master bathroom is spacious and features an open shower room with soaking tub and natural pebble tiling. There is custom-built cabinetry throughout the home, including extensive closet space, library shelving, and floating side tables in the master bedroom. The home flows easily from one room to the next and features a covered walkway between the garage and house. One of our favorite features in the home is the two-sided fireplace – one side facing the living room and the other facing the outdoor space. In addition to the fireplace, the homeowners can enjoy an outdoor living space including a seating area, in-ground fire pit and soaking tub.
NorCal Custom Home
NorCal Custom Home
RemodelWest
Inspiration for a transitional backyard concrete patio kitchen remodel in San Francisco with a roof extension
DC Granger Custom Contemporary
DC Granger Custom Contemporary
KCD Staging Inc.
Builder: DC Granger | dcgrangerinc.com Listing Agent: Tony Ferrelli | Windermere | (206) 714-2785 MLS#: 1006327 Photography: Vista Estate Imaging
Example of a trendy concrete patio design in Seattle with a roof extension
Modern Portland Landscape
Modern Portland Landscape
risa boyer architecture
modern backyard with tudor home in Portland Oregon
Patio - contemporary concrete patio idea in Portland with a fire pit
Covered Patio with Ocean Views
Covered Patio with Ocean Views
ZeroEnergy Design
Patio - large contemporary concrete patio idea in Other
San Pasqual-Exterior
San Pasqual-Exterior
J & M Construction & Development
Louie Heredia
Example of a classic backyard concrete patio kitchen design in Los Angeles with a gazebo
Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern
Designs by Sundown
Example of a mid-sized 1950s backyard concrete patio design in Denver with a fire pit and no cover
Sky Lane
Sky Lane
Mom's Design Build
Patio - mid-sized transitional backyard concrete patio idea in Minneapolis
Westside El Paso Contemporary Outdoor Living
Westside El Paso Contemporary Outdoor Living
GO Designs Inc.
Cool & Contemporary is the vibe our clients were seeking out. Phase 1 complete for this El Paso Westside project. Consistent with the homes architecture and lifestyle creates a space to handle all occasions. Early morning coffee on the patio or around the firepit, smores, drinks, relaxing, reading & maybe a little dancing. Cedar planks set on raw steel post create a cozy atmosphere. Sitting or laying down on cushions and pillows atop the smooth buff leuders limestone bench with your feet popped up on the custom gas firepit. Raw steel veneer, limestone cap and stainless steel fire fixtures complete the sleek contemporary feels. Concrete steps & path lights beam up and accentuates the focal setting. To prep for phase 2, ground cover pathways and areas are ready for the new outdoor movie projector, more privacy, picnic area, permanent seating, landscape and lighting to come.
Campton Residence
Campton Residence
Colectivo Creative
Dorian Quiroga
Inspiration for a 1950s backyard concrete patio remodel in Austin with a fire pit and no cover
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Italian kitchen and mid century modern home
Lucile Glessner Design
Example of a 1950s backyard concrete patio design in San Francisco with a fire pit and no cover

Concrete patios are a durable, low maintenance and relatively inexpensive option when compared to other materials. As a bonus, since they are poured into place, they can be easily formed to create any shape or design you can think of, plus they can be resurfaced if you ever change your mind. Check out the following concrete patio ideas to create the ultimate outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of.

Play with Pattern

The beauty of concrete patio designs is that they are truly endless. You can mimic almost any other (more expensive) material, such as flagstone, cobblestone or brick. Stamps can be used before the concrete is set to create patterns and add texture to otherwise plain, flat surfaces. You can also pour mock pavers by using molds to shape the concrete as desired, whether it be crisp, uniform squares or unique, freeform shapes — get creative!

Define the Space

Before you dive into building your new outdoor space, pair down the concrete patio ideas that speak to you the most in terms of use. Do you want to use it mainly for al fresco dining? How about lounging? Or maybe as a kid-friendly play zone? As an outdoor dining space, your patio should be large enough to accommodate a table and chairs with room to spare for pulling them in and out and accessing all sides. For lounging, make it comfortable enough to stretch out with a chaise lounge, or maybe a fire pit if that calls your name. If the kiddos will be running or biking around the patio, opt for a smooth, spacious surface that’s multifunctional.

Soften It Up

Yes, concrete is hard, but that doesn’t mean it has to look cold and uninviting. There are multiple ways to soften the look of it and create a space that welcomes you, regardless of the activity it calls for. Outdoor rugs are always an easy option that make a big impact. They aren’t permanent so you can swap out styles as you please. Another way to make concrete more approachable is with landscaping. If your patio is already in place, work on planting around the border to blur any harsh edges made by the concrete. If you are still in the planning stages of a new concrete patio, consider breaking it up into sections with ground cover between the joints — this will not only elevate the design, but make the entire space more water permeable. Lastly, try painting a stenciled pattern or a freehand design directly on the hardscape, or applying a stain to warm up the typical gray color of concrete.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a concrete patio renovation or are building a designer patio from scratch, Houzz has 16,757 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including J & M Construction & Development and Lucile Glessner Design. Look through patio pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a concrete patio design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful concrete patio photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.