We know it’s still winter, but would you believe there’s less than a month until spring? This is the year to finally make good on your plans to create a complete outdoor living setup in your backyard. And it’s never too early to start planning. If you get started now, you can have your dream outdoor living setup ready to go for a long, warm summer.
To help you get started with planning, we’ve put together a short list of some of the basic components of an outdoor living space. From an outdoor fireplace to an outdoor kitchen, there’s one theme that almost all of these elements have in common: they all involve stamped concrete! Learn more below.
What Makes Up an Outdoor Living Space?
Stamped Concrete Patios and Walkways
Stamped concrete patios and walkways create a framework for your outdoor living space. Walkways direct traffic from one area of the yard to another while patios create a space for outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, pools, and spaces for eating and relaxation. Stamped concrete is an integral part of any outdoor living setup.
Cooking areas can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. If you’re a die-hard chef, you can install a full kitchen outdoors and take your culinary talents to a whole new venue. Outdoor structures such as an open-air pool house are often used to house outdoor kitchens. You can also keep it simple if you prefer. A nice permanent grill or wood-fired oven installation allows you to cook outdoors without taking up a lot of real estate. Either way, stamped concrete makes an ideal surface for any setup.
Fireplace / Fire Pit
Outdoor fireplaces / fire pits are another important part of an outdoor living setup. These serve as a space for people to congregate in the evening, and provide warmth early and late in the season when the evenings turn cool. You can read our blog on outdoor fire spaces to learn more. Stamped concrete is the perfect complement to an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
Pool / Spa
Pools and spas are another feature commonly found in outdoor living spaces. A custom designed pool can be the centerpiece of an outdoor living space and really take it to the next level. Stamped concrete is commonly used in pool decks as a material that offers both function and form.
To learn more about outdoor living and stamped concrete, contact Marrocco’s today! Marrocco’s Stamped Concrete is a professional stamped concrete contractor who has been helping homeowners and business owners with their hardscaping needs for more than 20 years. Follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages as well!