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20 Mar 2018

Make A Statement With Decorative Concrete

Small backyards can seem like they don’t have a lot of space to grow. But whether you’re looking for ways to improve the sell ability of your home or you want a more inviting backyard for visitors, there are a few ways to break up the space so your yard is visually bigger, more functional, and interesting.

Make A Statement With Decorative Concrete

Here’s how:

  • Use decorative concrete for patios that break the space into sections. Having a small yard that is a single grassy lot can make the space feel even smaller, especially if there’s not a designated area for patio furniture. Build sections in your yard that have designated functions such as a table area, a space for a hammock and a fire pit. By using decorative concrete to designate different spaces through different but connected designs, you can make the space feel larger without cluttering it.
  • Decorate the concrete to add personality and make the style fit with your house’s design. Adding a new patio to an old house can make the backyard feel a bit clunky. But you can use etching and stained concrete to maintain a consistent color palette that makes your backyard feel like an extension of your home instead of a smaller, separate area. A cohesive design helps you and your visitors so the backyard and patio as a well-integrated space, no matter how large or small it is.

You can get only so much use out of a grassy backyard. Break up even small yards with patios and areas designated with decorative concrete so it will seem visually bigger as well as make the best use of the space, and go to Varsity Pools to get started.

26 Dec 2017

Highlight Your Brand with Decorative Concrete

Residential and commercial property owners love decorative and acid-washed concrete. Not only does it have all the perks of being low-maintenance and long-lasting, the surface of your floors can be transformed into an image or design you have in mind. While homeowners generally choose decorative concrete flooring that matches the color scheme and style of their home, commercial property owners have a few more goals than adding value and curb appeal to a home. Here’s how you can make your properties more rentable and highlight your brand with decorative concrete:

Highlight Your Brand with Decorative Concrete

  • Tie the theme of your apartment complex together. If your apartment complex is one in a chain belonging to a high-end brand, add the logo or style elements of the logo to the bottom of the pool. Pools are a large flat area of land that, even though they draw in tenants, aren’t rentable space. Turn it into a low-key advertisement for visitors and possible tenants that will stick in their mind. You can even place your logo just inside the pool gate and match the coloring of the path around the pool to your company’s colors,
  • Add unique signage and fun images to a commercial pool. Neighborhood swimming pools have a lot of regulations regarding safety, and you can use decorative concrete images to mark distances, depth, and to encircle areas for different ages. You can add wayfinding arrows to the ground, ring your pools with brightly colored paths, and use the ground to help direct the flow of traffic in a fun, memorable way.

Decorative concrete gives you another surface to express your brand, to make your pools more beautiful and fun, and even to give information to customers or tenants. If you’re considering adding or redesigning your business’s pool area, contact Varsity Pools for the right decorative finish.

26 May 2017

How Decorative Concrete Can Enhance Your Pool Deck and Add Value

Do you remember concrete as a cold, boring gray color? Well, imagine your family and friends strolling out of your home onto a reddish decorative concrete walkway leading to your swimming pool much like celebrities arriving on the red carpet at a Hollywood movie premier! Concrete reinvented itself into a popular material known as decorative concrete for homes and businesses.

How Decorative Concrete Can Enhance Your Pool Deck and Add Value

Decorative concrete comes in many patterns, textures, and colors created by dyes and stains that are all stunningly beautiful. The advantages of concrete are still its long-lasting yet economical qualities. Now decorative concrete adds versatility to this list, and what can be accomplished through its use is only limited by one’s imagination. In addition to being stained or dyed, decorative concrete can be stamped, painted, stenciled, and much more.

Stamped concrete is created when freshly placed concrete is imprinted with patterns like brick or stone pavement that look more expensive but crafted at a much lower cost. Keep in mind that the more unique the patterns are or the more curves, the more expensive the project.

What if you already have boring gray concrete? Is there anything that can be done about it? Yes, decorative concrete overlays may be a possible solution. Overlays are resurfacing materials such as micro toppings, and epoxy coatings which are spread as thin as a credit card or thicker depending on what you want to accomplish. However, under certain conditions, it is best to completely remove and replace the concrete that is there already. It is best to consult a professional to determine the best course of action.

By using decorative concrete, you can create spectacular spaces that look like marble, flagstone, or more expensive materials for a fraction of the cost, and this can help increase the value of your home. If you would like to learn more about decorative concrete, contact us.