5 Ways to Upgrade an Old Concrete Patio

Looking for ways to revamp an old concrete patio into a stylish outdoor space? Here are five easy patio makeover ideas that can help you create an inviting outside area to relax and entertain.

Stain the Concrete to Mimic Tile

Stone and porcelain tiles are gorgeous but can be costly to install. For a stunning transformation, skip the expense, and use stain to make your concrete slab resemble tile. Once you determine the pattern and size of the tiles you want to create, use one-half-inch tape to form faux grout lines before applying the stain. Once you are done with the various layers of staining, remove the tape. When the stain is dry, apply a concrete sealer with a paint atomizer to seal your new floor.

Modern Patio Furniture & An Outdoor Rug

With a few pieces of chic furniture and an outdoor rug, your patio will feel more like a natural extension of your home. You don’t have to spend a fortune on outdoor décor. While home improvement stores have a great selection of patterned, weather-resistant rugs, consider picking up some vintage items at your local thrift store for a  mix-and-match aesthetic.

Add a Louvered Patio Roof

An adjustable louvered pergola transforms a tired-looking patio space into a luxurious retreat while giving you control over the environment. Summer, winter, rain, or shine – you are protected from the elements with the touch of a button. Louvers can be closed completely or opened at any angle depending on your preferences. Customize your motorized patio roof with designer colors and finishes, integrated LED lights, heating and cooling elements, or automated privacy screens.

Paint the Concrete with Epoxy Paint

Add visual interest to a worn-out concrete slab by painting it with durable epoxy paint. Before undertaking this DIY project, be sure stains and debris are removed with a thorough pressure washing. Get creative with your paintbrush and incorporate geometric patterns using different shades or consider using a large stencil for a design that speaks to your style.

Colorful Container Garden

Barrels, antique pots, tubs, and baskets overflowing with vibrant blooms and greenery are  easy ways to revitalize an otherwise drab patio area. Container gardens are perfect for homes short on backyard space and serve a practical purpose when filled with fresh herbs. You’d be surprised by how a few artfully placed flower pots and plants can spruce up your outdoor seating area.

Innovative Louvered Pergolas for Patios

While there are many ways to update an old concrete patio, none offers the functionality, sophistication, and value as a louvered pergola from Outdoor Elements. Our patio covers boast an innovative control system that rotates the louvers up to 180 degrees for personalized comfort. All of our pergolas are manufactured with high-grade extruded aluminum in the USA.  Please feel free to contact us for a quote or more information.


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