Stamped Concrete / Bah-Humbug
Does everything need to be stamped? In my opinion broomed concrete looks very nice also and one good thing about broomed, it cost less. First you don’t need the color or the stamps. That saves some bucks right there. Don’t get me wrong, I love stamped concrete, but I love this too. If broomed concrete is layed out correctly and finished properly as you see here, it makes for a very nice deck or patio. We do plenty of broomed driveways and walks also. Generally they do not make for a good picture like this, but as you can see concrete is just a small part of the big picture here. Put in some landscaping with plants and rocks here and there and along with broomed concrete you will have a very nice project.
Great suggestion! I really like the way you incorporated landscaping with your concrete to create a more decorative design. It is amazing how much money creativity can save you and your clients.
Baja, Your comments are very much appreciated. I always try to vision a plan with the homeowner as to there ideas for their design. It does not end with the concrete work, generally it is only the beginning.