It's never too soon to start thinking about how you can beautify your home this spring and summer! From updating patio furniture to refreshing your landscaping, you have so many options.

But have you thought about your concrete? One of the most complete ways to boost your exteriors and glamorize your home is to add or update just the right concrete details.

The concrete experts from Creative Concrete have put together the top trends in next year's concrete, outdoor, and landscape design so you can warm up the winter months with a hot plan for your home's exterior makeover!

1. Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

One trend that keeps growing in popularity is creating outdoor spaces for gathering, entertaining, and cooking that reflect your home's interior styles. The outdoor/indoor elements are mixing, and the best way to pull the indoors out is to incorporate a gorgeous patio complete with comfortable seating, roomy dining, and a posh kitchen area into your outdoor design.

Install a concrete patio right off your back door, or extend a patio from your porch or deck into your yard and double your living space. Add grills, kitchenettes, fire pits, outdoor dining sets, and awnings to establish a lavish look that functions as an extra space in your home.

2. Add Natural Texture to Your Outdoor Surfaces

From stone to brick to tile, natural flooring looks are in! And fortunately, you don't have to invest all of your savings into finding actual stone for a patio. Innovative developments in concrete technology allow you to create natural stone, brick, and tile looks with stamped concrete.

Pull the natural stone design from your home's architectural features into your concrete walkways. Or maintain your home's polished Colonial style with a seemingly perfectly laid brick path. The choices with stamped concrete are endless, but you're guaranteed to find the exact natural texture you're looking for!

3. Build a Palette With Colored Concrete

Similar to the natural textures, the call-back to nature also extends to the color palette of outdoor design. Neutral or natural stone colors will remain big for patios in the upcoming year. Stone grays, beiges, tans, and creams provide an elegant neutral canvas to build from, especially for patios.

If you need new concrete installed, opting for colored concrete that maintains a natural stone look will be a good choice for your exteriors. From there, add colorful accessories similar to your home's interior design and fully bring the indoors out.

4. Create a Seamless Exterior Design

Finally, continuity is a theme across all decorating platforms. From pulling the indoor design into your outdoor landscape to creating seamless transitions from your driveway to your front entrance or walkways, the goal is to lead the eye around your property, maintaining one complete look.

Install or upgrade your driveway to match your front walkway's pattern. Or, when creating zones in your backyard for your pool deck and patio area, use a similar texture or color in the concrete design to sync the looks together and provide a harmonious feel throughout your whole property.

5. Give Your Pool Deck Some Flare

Your backyard design is typically based on the natural settings of your environment. Custom concrete designs can create seamless transitions to help the outdoors flow more effortlessly, especially with pool decks. From sunken hot tubs with a chic and custom color to herringbone stamped concrete, you can add playful dimensions to help bring more emphasis to your pool space, featured walls, or architectural designs.

6. Driveway Perfection

Aside from concrete's functionality, durability, and low maintenance, it also comes with modern and classic design features, making it a beautiful addition. No matter your exterior style, your driveway can feature various looks, especially when paired with natural colors and unique landscaping. Blending seamless steps with matching front pathways helps to anchor the home and increase its curb appeal for a cohesive and beautiful finish.

Beautifying Concrete Installation From the Pros

Make this the year to finish your dream home with custom concrete that adds the gorgeous, polished look you've been wanting for your home! Request a quote today by calling 612-414-7932 or message us online and start planning your home's concrete makeover for the new year.