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In most households, back to school is a mixture of excitement and anxiety. It’s sort of the equivalent of starting a new job for adults, but at kid level. The anticipation of a new adventure and the fear of the unknown collide, making back to school a major annual event for everyone.

Stamped decorative concrete is becoming increasingly popular as a fast and economical way to bring an upscale, designer look to humble concrete surfaces like patios, driveways, walkways, entryways, and interior floors. Concrete Craft® can transform any patio to stellar status with a stamped and custom-colored decorative concrete overlay with the authentic look and texture of flagstone, cobblestone, Ashlar slate, Roman slate, tile, sandstone and various wood plank designs.

Sometimes summer vacations can be so much “fun,” you have to get back home to relax! Airports, long road trips, and hotels with paper-thin walls can all conspire to make your restful vacation less than restful. If your family summer vacations are not eliciting the desired result for the time and money spent, maybe it’s time to join the millions of people who choose family staycations instead of heading out to find the elusive ideal vacation spot. Transform your own pool and patio into a destination-style location that will enchant the whole family.

Stained concrete, along with stamped and hand-cut resurfaced concrete, is enjoying a rise in popularity for both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Homeowners and business owners are discovering the value and beauty of decorative concrete to enhance their homes and businesses by renovating existing concrete instead of the costly alternative of replacing.  Some people shy away from the term “concrete floors,” envisioning the uninspiring, dull gray of concrete, but today’s decorative concrete floors are a whole new world! This gorgeous stained concrete patio from Concrete Craft of Northern Denver transformed the backyard with a warm brown stain that makes the existing concrete patio look like new. (The addition of seat walls kicked the design up to extraordinary!)  Concrete Craft® offers four important things you may not know about stained concrete that could change your mind about concrete floors. Today may be the day to revolutionize your indoor and outdoor concrete surfaces.

Hands down, the best choice is calling the professionals at Concrete Craft® who can restore your damaged concrete to like-new with concrete overlays. It only takes a few days to completely transform your existing concrete with a fresh, new surface that is stamped, stained or hand-carved to replicate dozens of real stone looks, including Flagstone, Cobblestone, Roman Slate, Ashlar Slate, and even wood plank patterns. The image below shows a concrete overlaywith a simple “broom swept” finish in a color that adds a touch of elegance to the home and yard.

Summer is a major season for remodeling, coming right on the heels of National Home Improvement Month in May. People start lining up projects they want to get done before the end of the year. Kitchen and bathroom remodels, basement conversions and replacing worn flooring are popular summer renovations.

If new floors are your summer project and you’ve been running all over town to check out what’s available in flooring, you might end up discouraged and putting it off for yet another year.

Summertime get-togethers always mean outdoor fun. The weather’s inviting and combining indoor and outdoor gives plenty of space for guests to spread out and be comfortable. If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, you’ll want an easy flow from indoors to outside so that the fun never stops. 

If the concrete surfaces in your yard are unexciting and add nothing to the overall design, it may be time for a change. Imagine your patios, pool decks and walkways in flagstone. Or Old English cobblestone. You would have a completely different yard! If your next thought is the damage to your bank account, Concrete Craft® can help with that. With stamped and resurfaced decorative concrete overlays, you can transform ugly gray concrete surfaces with the look of authentic hand-cut stone at about half the cost of the real thing.

Swim weather is here and if you have a pool, you’re one of the most popular people in the neighborhood! With kids out of school and staycation time scheduled, you’ll want your pool in tip-top shape so it’s ready for anything the summer brings. 

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show Dad how much you love and appreciate him. And although dads are content with “classic” Father’s Day gifts like funny ties and tee shirts, personalized picture mugs, grilling tools and home brew kits for beer, why not push the envelope to extreme dimensions and get him a custom decorative concrete driveway from Concrete Craft®?

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