When boredom strikes you at home and you want to break free from the monotony of everyday life, wouldn’t it be nice to bring our indoor style and vibe to our outdoor escape? Perhaps placing a swinging chair with cushions on it? Or maybe putting a couple of side tables to hold books, teacup, phones, and more? Or how about hanging a chandelier to give a chic feel to the space? Now these are something we don’t typically see in many homes. But the question is, can it be possible?
The straightforward answer is a big yes! Thanks to concrete patios, you can now seamlessly blend your home’s interior with the exterior living areas. Because of its design flexibility and durability, concrete patios have become the preferred choice of many homeowners who wish to create their own outdoor living sanctuary.
Now, on to the most important question: how much does a concrete patio cost?
Concrete Patio Cost Analysis
Let’s dive into the cost analysis of installing a concrete patio. You will find in this post the information needed to help you determine how much a patio installation would cost.
1. Patio Size
A concrete patio usually ranges from 100 to 400 square feet. Depending on the finish you choose, it can cost up to $20 per square foot. Although bigger patios cost more, the price per square foot usually goes down as its size increases. It is because there is generally a minimum price for bringing the concrete truck to the installation site.
2. Patio Designs
The fancier the design, the higher the cost also. Plain and simple concrete patios cost around $3 to $6 per square foot, since a basic shape with straight edges is easier to form. But patios that have angles, curves, steps and other complex design features are more expensive because the job requires specialized equipment and highly-skilled concrete patio builders.
3. Property Condition
Some properties are easier to build on than others. But sometimes, the cost of patio is significantly increased by one or more of the following factors:
- Unlevelled Ground – If the site for your patio is on unlevelled ground, then preparing the ground site to lay the patio’s foundation becomes a more complicated job.
- Demolition and Removal of Obstacles – If some demolition work needs to be done in the property due to obstacles on the way, then removing objects or items can get costly. Common obstacles in the way of the build include old garages or barns, trees or bushes, dog or chicken houses, storage sheds, and boulders.
- Site Access – If the site of your new patio is located on a limited access space, then expect for the cost to eventually go up. This is because additional equipment and specialized skills will be needed to get the job done.
Aside from its design, you can still elevate the look of your concrete patio with paint or pigment, texturing, coatings, and more! For instance, stamping or acid-staining the concrete are additional options that can enhance the overall beauty of your patio. When you opt for these, be prepared for an additional cost of your project.
Here is a detailed list of finished options for your concrete patio:
|Patio Design||Average Patio Cost|
|Stamped Concrete||$1.50 – $1.70|
|Engraved Concrete||$1 – $2|
|Broom Finished Concrete||$0.40 – $1|
|Stained Concrete||$2 – $4|
|Painted or Coated||$2 – $6|
|Exposed Aggregate||$0.90 – $1.90|
|Decorative Stencil Masking||$1 – $10|
Comparing cost of new patio vs existing patioThe estimated cost of installing a new concrete patio is around $3 to $15 per square foot, or more. However, if you’re only looking to refresh the look of your existing patio, or want to make some repairs on it, the cost of patio resurfacing ranges between $3 to $10 per square foot.
Interested in installing a concrete patio in your property? Give us a call now here at Santa Fe Concrete Contractors and let our expert contractors realize all your expectations for your concrete patio installation project!