4 Ways to Upgrade Your Home with Decorative Concrete Projects

Remember the days when black & white TV was all the rage? TV itself was so impressive, people were thrilled with it. But when color technology was introduced, the old B&W movies simply paled in comparison at least on a visual level. Decorative concrete has done for our industry what color TV did for the broadcast industry. While typical concrete is functional, durable, and practical, staining and stamping have taken concrete to a whole new level. The things we can do with concrete today will blow your mind. There is no reason to settle for flat, gray concrete anymore.

Choose from Dozens of Decorative Concrete Looks

With the staining and stamping techniques available today, we can create an endless variety of looks. Some of the most popular include fieldstone, slate, flagstone and cobblestone. To install these natural stones would be much more costly and would require more upkeep than patterned or stamped concrete. You can achieve the same look for a much more economical price with staining and stamping. We have created brick, tile and even wood patterns as well. Your options are practically endless. If you’re looking for stamped concrete for your Overland Park home, take a look at these examples.

Complement Existing Patterns with Stamped Concrete

Here are a few examples of how Blue River Concrete turned typical driveways, patios, walkways, and pool decks into beautiful, home enhancing features. This brick pattern on the walkway complements the existing brick pattern on the front porch, helping the eye to flow seamlessly to and from the entryway to the porch and vice versa. A gray concrete sidewalk would have stopped the eye where the two meet causing a visual disconnect. We can match existing stone or decorative concrete to create an aesthetically pleasing flow from one area to another.

Color and Sealing Options Create Depth and Richness

The bi-level patio really showcases the color options with decorative concrete. We created an almost marble-like surface by mixing color in the concrete and sealing it with a glossy finish. We can mix a variety of hues to create dozens of different color combinations.

Give Your Pool Deck the Resort Feel with Decorative Concrete

This pool deck combines two different staining and stamping techniques. The main part of the deck is a subtle texture in an earth tone hue. The border of the pool mimics flagstone for a natural look that blends with the main deck color.

Stained and Stamped Driveways Really Bump Up the Curb Appeal

This driveway really adds curb appeal with its rich, darker tones and subtle texture. It is definitely a more upscale look that will wow your guests, neighbors and passersby.

Visit our stamped concrete photo gallery to see more decorative concrete projects we’ve completed. But, be warned. Once you see the difference decorative concrete can make, it’s hard to settle for flat, gray, and dull. Don’t worry. You don’t have to. Just give Blue River Concrete a call at (816) 419-5544. We’ll come to your home and give you a free, no-obligation stamped concrete estimate.