December 2016 - Stamped Artistry

Holidays on the Patio

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IMG_20131204_121759The holidays are passing, but we are still gathering for the New Year and other reasons this season. Just because the temperatures are down for many doesn’t mean that the patio has to be left out in the cold. If you are having friends and family over this season, there are ways to holidays on the patio and make it people-ready, even if the weather outside seems frightful.

Stamped concrete is as nice as any indoor floor.

You can set up a table on the patio—large or small—and offer your guests dinner, drinks, and more, and not have to worry about spills, unstable tables, or anything else. Stamped concrete is nice enough for indoor floors and strong enough for the outdoors. It is easily cleaned, too. Don’t feel like your guests must be inside because the patio isn’t as nice. Stamped concrete, among other types of patio flooring, is just perfect.

You can have counters and more for cooking outside.

Have you ever thought that you wanted more than an outdoor grill? Perhaps you wanted counter tops, a sink, and a stove. Well, concrete countertops are excellent for a patio counter that surrounds all of those other things. You can cook and serve out on the patio with concrete countertops of almost any color and style you can imagine.

You can safely warm things up with a fire.

There are plenty of options for keeping the patio warm when it’s cold. You can light a fire in a patio pit or stove, get an outdoor-safe space heater, and more. Additionally, you can make, or buy, drapes or netting that surrounds the patio area and helps keep the warmth where you want it. Candles make for lovely mood lighting and add to the more comfortable temperature.

If you want some help prepping for holidays on the patio, we can help you spruce up your patio floors and countertops. Call us now and don’t wait. The year will soon be over.

Creative with Concrete for Holidays

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IMG_20131204_121759The holidays mean family and food. Many a household around the country will be full of people eating, drinking, and making merry—or, in a few cases, surviving the family get-together. If you’re hosting, you want your home to look its best. Concrete flooring and counter-tops could be just the thing.

More than a few messes will probably be made. Children aren’t the only ones who make messes; cooking often makes a mess, as does eating, and even adults have their accidents. Fortunately, whatever style of concrete you may choose for your kitchen floor, dining room floor, or kitchen countertops, you will find it is very easy to clean. All you need to do is pick up and wipe, or mop, and you’re finished. You don’t have to worry about water or cleaning materials injuring the floor the way you would with wood floors.

Your home will still be entirely presentable with concrete. Concrete does not equal grey and stone-like, and is not necessarily the stuff you see in basements and on sidewalks. In fact, there are a wide variety of styles from which you can choose. You can find something easily to match your home’s appearance. Colors, overlays, finishes, and much more add character and style to your home. Whether indoors, or on the patio or deck, your holiday presentation will look as beautiful as you want it to.

Concrete can handle you and your family’s holidays. Whether Christmas, New Year’s Eve parties, and any other celebration, or reason to celebrate, concrete not only remains strong and easy to clean, but can be polished, stained, and made to look its best so that you can be proud of your home. Enjoy your upcoming feast. Call us at Stamped Artistry and ask about the great things we can do with concrete in your home.