Grill and Chill: 10 Impressive DIY Outdoor Kitchens and Living Areas
Make Your Backyard a Place to Enjoy with Direct Colors Products!
There’s nothing like cooking and spending time with your friends and family outside during the summer. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor kitchens and outdoor entertainment ideas to help you get started on your next amazing project:
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This outdoor entertainment area and patio project was created using Cola Concrete Acid Stain. The music notes were created with a stencil and black deco gel acid stain. It can be tricky to create a clean edge using stencils and masking tape. Apply the product carefully and pull the stencil or tape soon after application to avoid seepage. The patio was sealed with AC 1315 High Gloss Sealer.
Kelly wanted colors that would compliment the overall color scheme of his house as well as convey the feeling of a “wooded retreat.” Summers in Oklahoma are particularly hot and the family wanted this area to be an escape from the often grueling heat.
The concrete pigment colors selected for this project were Rocky Crag (623-3lb.) from our gray-based concrete pigment color chart and Chocolate from our Liquid Colored Antique color chart. Rocky Crag was mixed into the concrete prior to pouring for the base color and Chocolate was sprayed on after stamping for the darker accents. The colors along with the satin gloss sealer choice matches well with the house and the trees to create an overall comfortable forest feel.
Make your outdoor kitchen countertop a conversation piece with Recycled Glass Aggregate! Richly colored Recycled Glass Aggregates enhance any concrete countertop. Create designs and accents for both pour-in-place and pre-cast countertops. Just polish to reveal!
This engaging, easy-to-construct anywhere concrete patio was built with concrete pavers and integrally colored using DCI Concrete Pigment. Concrete pigment integrally colors the concrete offering consistent, even tones throughout the concrete surface.
Check out our step-by-step How-to video on constructing your own Concrete Paver Patio!
Create vibrant, rich color and texture with Liquid Colored Antique Concrete Stain. Liquid Antique provides outstanding light to dark contrast on stamped and textured concrete to give you just what you’re looking for on your patio. Russet Liquid Colored Antique and Sprayable Satin Finish Sealer are featured in this patio project.
Renew stamped concrete with Liquid Colored Antique. This patio was integrally colored with a dark brown concrete pigment and antiqued with a Chocolate Liquid Colored Antique to produce this beautifully varied finish. The antique can be applied at anytime in the life of the concrete so get give us a call and get started today!
This pool deck and patio acid stained with Coffee Brown Acid Stain was submitted during our annual Facebook End of Summer Project Contest. The color and satin finish of the sealer allows the entertainment area to blend in with the natural surrounding to create a beautiful outdoor space. One of the best characteristics of Concrete Acid Stain is its ability to infuse concrete/cement applications, with rich and deep color tones. Depending on the color and application techniques used, the results can mimic everything from polished marble to natural stone or even stained wood!
This fabulous patio was created using a stencil and DCI Concrete Overlay. The stenciled areas were colored using Concrete Acid Stain and Deco Gel Acid Stain. Lastly, the entire area was sealed with Sprayable Satin Finish Sealer. While this patio design did take a lot of work to create the spectacular color variation, our customer feels it was worth it and she can tell all her friends she did it herself with Direct Colors!
Jerry was looking for something with a more solid, neutral appearance to compliment his multi-colored pavers for this walkway and pool deck area. He also preferred something he could quickly apply, seal and get on with his summer. After a thorough testing process, he selected the Liquid Colored Antique Concrete Stain colors Cumin and Russet. Couldn’t be more inviting, could it?