We all know the benefits of using concrete paving for patios, driveways and pool surrounds, but there are also other, more unique uses of concrete in and around the home. Read on to discover six ways you can use concrete pavers for a more bespoke backyard.
A backyard firepit is unquestionably unique, offering an outdoor space where company, warmth and atmosphere all combine. If your yard is large enough to accommodate such a unique spot, you’ll certainly need some concrete pavers to finish the look safely and in style.
Enhance your family gatherings and entertain your guests with some fun outdoor games built right into your backyard. The creative use of concrete pavers can help you create a hopscotch course or a life-sized cheese or checkers board, providing endless hours of fun for everyone.
Surround a water feature
Concrete pavers aren’t just perfect for pool surrounds, they are excellent ways to create a tidy border around any water feature in your yard. Whether you have a water fountain, a koi pond or a waterfall, concrete paving can create a safe, non-slip barrier that offers a charming, rustic look.
Would you love a space where you can rinse off before heading inside? Outdoor showers are the perfect place to clean up after a trip to the beach, a serious gardening session or jumping in muddy puddles with the kids. And if you’re going to the trouble of installing an outdoor shower, you may as well pair it with the perfect flooring option: concrete. You won’t slip, it’s water resistant so mildew won’t flourish, and it looks good, to boot.
If your green thumb has gone into overdrive and your yard is filled with lush, looming plants, consider installing a garden path so you can make the most of the nature you’ve cultivated. Laying concrete pavers to create a walkway in between gardens and plants will give you more use of your backyard and offer a natural outdoor oasis.
Even when you are using concrete pavers for their more traditional uses, you can still think outside the box. Consider designing a unique pattern in your driveway; letting the grass grow between pavers that make up a pathway; or using different coloured concrete to create a large swirl on your patio.
Keen to turn your backyard into a bespoke outdoor space? Talk to Slatecrete, Auckland’s leading concrete paving manufacturer and supplier.
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