If you live on Lake Nacimiento, chances are, you have or desire an outdoor space to enjoy the lake views from! Concrete patios are the most common type of patio, but plain concrete can come off as a little drab. As your Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, let me share some ideas to help you spruce up your drab slab of concrete, or to help you add a stylish patio if you don’t have one yet!
Stamped Concrete – While this still has the perks of a concrete patio, such as stability and a long-lasting lifespan, it also looks more visually appealing. You can purchase stamped concrete that looks like brick, flagstone or cobblestone, and it costs much less than the real thing. It’ll cost more than solid concrete, but less than a raised deck, and it’s more durable and requires less maintenance than wood.
Stone or Brick – There are ways you can make your patio look more like stone or brick. A DIYer can use a patterned rubber roller. These are made for concrete, but resemble a paint roller, and create indentations while the concrete is curing. A less expensive option is a concrete stamping mat. Just place it on wet concrete, apply pressure, lift and repeat. It will leave the pattern from the mat on your patio.
Paint – This is a great option for someone who already has a plain concrete patio, and it’s inexpensive too. You can stencil in a ‘faux rug’ on the concrete with paint and a stencil. Or, you could just paint it a solid color of your choice. Just be sure to power wash the patio first, and use paint rated for outdoor use. A basic stain or seal will go a long way on an existing patio as well.
Clay Pavers – Whether you’re laying a new patio, or resurfacing an old one, you can use clay pavers. These are visually appealing, less expensive than natural stone, and they stand up to sun’s rays and weather nicely.
Living Space – Make your concrete patio more like a living room, bringing the indoors out. Add a cover to the patio. Add more plush furniture, so more people can enjoy spending time out there, and want to! Lay a weather-resistant outdoor rug down on the concrete for added comfort. Add colorful flowerboxes or hanging plants, or a portable fire pit. There are many ways to spruce up a current space.
Whether you have a patio or deck, make sure to enjoy your views of Lake Nacimiento! It is one of the many perks of living right on a lake. If you’d still like help buying a Lake Nacimiento home, for permanent or vacation use, give me a call! As your Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I can help you buy, sell or both.
There is still time this summer to accomplish your Lake Nacimiento real estate market goals, but don’t delay! Contact me!
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