Welcome to the new age of decorative concrete and masonry. For many homeowners the backyard is taking over as the favorite gathering space. Concrete can be used to build nearly every structural element of an outdoor room, including fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, seating walls, architectural accents, countertops, and water features.

When finishing your basement, concrete floors can be enhanced to look like high end flooring. Baseboards can be made of concrete also! From bar tops to decorative vertical areas, concrete related products are fast becoming the gold standard in basement remodeling with benefits that extend well beyond aesthetics. Check out these ideas for using concrete to build an outdoor room or basement, which enhances the beauty and usability of your home and brings style to your outdoor entertaining.