Custom Concrete Patio Design
Stress is an everyday part of life, we all get that, but if left unchecked, it can cause some severe health issues. You might feel the effects of stress and think about ways in which you can deal with it. However, the things you do to relieve stress might not be the correct answer. You might think that scrolling Facebook is an excellent way to relax, but it’s not; if anything, your electronic devices are probably part of the cause of your stress. It’s time to ditch the smartphone, close the laptop and step out into your patio for some natural stress relief.
There are plenty of studies that show a link between exposure to the outdoors and stress reduction. In short, relief from stress occurs within minutes of exposure to the outdoors. Step into your backyard, and your blood pressure drops, muscle tension subsides, and cortisol, which is a stress hormone, levels are reduced. Being outdoors also boosts dopamine production and increases levels of endorphins, the hormones that promote happiness.
In addition to relieving stress and keeping you healthy, being outdoors provides a myriad of other benefits as well. Breathing in that fresh air has therapeutic properties, which increases your energy levels and improves positive feelings. Being outdoors also enhances creativity; sitting on your patio is a great way to restore your capacity for attention and concentration.
Do You Appreciate Your Backyard?
Let’s talk for a moment about the real reasons why you don’t spend as much time in your backyard as you should. One apparent reason is you lack free time. If this is the case, it’s on you to create time to spend outdoors and improve your health. Another reason might be that you aren’t happy with your outdoor space; many homeowners don’t feel they have an ideal setup in their backyard. A concrete patio can give your backyard a look and feel that it deserves, and it creates a space in which your can watch your children play, a space you can enjoy eating meals in the summer, and a space where you can relax and unwind.
When shopping for a house, you probably didn’t give the fact there wasn’t a patio or a functional patio a second thought. Not all homes have a backyard with an excellent patio for the family to enjoy. Think of your backyard as an extension of your indoor space. You wouldn’t want to live in a house with a kitchen that doesn’t function well; you have something done to make it functional and pleasant. That very same attitude should apply to your backyard.
Creating an Oasis
A patio is just the foundation of what your backyard could become; it’s the start of what can be a magnificent space to share and enjoy with family and friends. It isn’t difficult to transform your backyard into an oasis; all you need to do is imagine the possibilities and get started. An excellent place to start is with the furniture for your patio, and you will want to create a great place to converse with others. Your conversation area can be as simple as placing a few chairs around a fire pit, or you can go all out with an outdoor suite that includes a sofa, chairs, and table. We are partial to wicker as it is aesthetically pleasing and holds up well in the elements.
In the summer, you will want to eat outdoors as much as possible, so make sure you invest in a weatherproof table and comfortable outdoor chairs. A weatherproof bistro set will do quite nicely for smaller spaces. Obviously, if you will be eating outside frequently, it makes perfect sense to cook outdoors as well. You could simply buy a nice grill for your patio, or you could have a custom outdoor BBQ island built. An outdoor rug is a nice touch, and it will add a pop of color, which adds a touch of warmth and coziness to your outdoor space. Some other considerations for your outdoor space include custom planters, lighting, and water fountains or koi ponds.
We believe a patio is more than just a concrete slab in your backyard. It is a place for you, your family, and your friends to relax and unwind from today’s stresses and to build memories with loved ones for many years to come.
Knowing that, we understand this a big responsibility and treat it as such. We know that the quality of your concrete patio will not only determine how you can use it, but the appearance and longevity will either give you a feeling of relaxation and bliss, or stress and anxiety. Because of that, we strive to do concrete patios right the first time and make sure we consider everything. Once your patio is done, it’s set in stone, literally.
Experts in Patio Design
We are experts in custom patio design and construction. We take pride in our reputation for great-looking patios, great value, and customer satisfaction. If you live in Colorado and are interested in a free patio quote, contact us today! We serve Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Longmont, Greeley, Johnstown, and the surrounding area.
We’ll help you choose the right design and concrete color to match your home’s style and provide you with a beautiful, finished product. Get in touch with the stamped concrete patio specialists of Northern Colorado today. Are you interested in learning about stamped concrete pricing but not ready to reach out just yet? That’s okay. Visit our stamped concrete page for more information.