Eleni Vivi patio, September 03rd , 2017. After pouring and stamping comes curing, which is the process of allowing the concrete and the patterns on it to dry and harden completely. This can take up to 5 days.
Rosica Alyssia patio, September 08th , 2017. It has become a common convention among home owners to have decorated patios just outside their homes. These are very delightful spaces, and there is no other corner in the house that is more inviting during some silent evenings. Apart from this practical convenience, patios just outside bedrooms or living rooms have also become extremely fashionable.
Deena Imani patio, September 04th , 2017. Pavers are precast blocks made of stone, bricks, tiles, or cement, that are placed one after the other on a readied surface. Before laying the blocks, the surface is excavated to a suitable depth and filled with the 'base' or the foundation. It involves pouring concrete on the excavated surface and then distributing sand over it. The weight of each individual block makes it stick to the concrete base.
Moriko Sherri patio, September 05th , 2017. To capture a rugged or outdoorsy feel, you need to use earthy and natural paving for your patio. Materials should be aged and weathered. So opt for natural, non-uniform stone paving, ideally with little grass patches and flowers poking through the cracks. Dark gray stone paving with light gray or white gravel underneath, makes an appealing contrast floor design. How about large hexagon shaped tiles in a bronze or reddish brown color? A standout flooring design is to use mosaic earth-colored flooring. To get a stabled look, how about an uneven red-brick flooring, with a pathway leading to a garden. Try using rough and aged stones. You can even use wooden planks as flooring in a sitting area and a stone pathway leading from it.
Rosica Alyssia patio, September 08th , 2017. Garden furniture made of redwood can stand out in any garden because of the naturally beautiful color of the wood. Chinese redwood is also beautiful in its own way. The natural beauty of redwood is partly due to the variations in its coloring and grain. Throw on a few brightly colored cushions, and you will be able to create a very inviting place where you can relax.
Janina Alison patio, September 06th , 2017. A well-designed patio with a fire pit is bound to stand out and make an impression, but most importantly give you a place where you can unwind after a hard day at work. A patio with a fire pit always has special memories of the whole family getting together and roasting marshmallows and s'mores or just getting warm in front of the fireplace on a chilly night.
Eleni Vivi patio, September 05th , 2017. You need to pick the right furniture pieces to suit your patio. The wrong piece of furniture can stand out garishly even on the best of patio floors. For example, if you use plastic deck chairs or beach chairs on a rustic patio, imagine the effect. It is equivalent to serving a fine Pinot Noir in a beer mug. So think along the lines of weathered, aged, classic yet rugged furniture. Wood and metal are two main furniture materials. Some rustic patio ideas for furnishings include:
Deena Imani patio, September 07th , 2017. The next step is to drill two holes in the metal pole that you have. While the first hole needs to be drilled at a distance of about 1 inch from the top part of the metal, the second hole needs to be drilled 3 inches from the top. Ensure that these holes are big enough so that they allow the bolt all the way through the pole.
Eleni Vivi patio, September 04th , 2017. Scrub your pavers with a brush, after having dipped it into the muriatic acid-water mixture. If you feel your mixture is slightly yellow, add more water to it to avoid acid stains on your pavers.
Deena Imani patio, September 06th , 2017. Once you're done with the spraying, apply your trusted household detergent to the dirty parts of the pavers. If you feel the need, you may choose to scrub. However, spraying them with water through your garden hose (no high pressure this time) will clear the residue, and you'll find that your pavers look much better than they did before.
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