by Christy Heitger-Ewing

While it’s fun to stay up to date on the latest trends, it’s more fun to have someone come onto your property, wide-eyed and enthused, asking, “Where in the world did you get that?” Increasingly, homeowners want to create an outdoor oasis that is uniquely their own.

“That’s why people call us,” says Ben Driskell, owner of Flatmade Concrete. “Everything we make is built by hand, not off of a production line, so it’s all custom tailored to each client’s taste.”

Homeowners are always looking for creative ways to expand their outdoor space. Some people choose to build an outdoor kitchen that incorporates built-in grills, stoves, countertops, and seating – such as concrete chairs.

“Obviously a concrete chair is going to last longer than a wicker chair,” says Driskell. “That’s what people want – products that will stand the test of time.” A concrete chair is also pretty rare. Someone who chooses to install a concrete chair is doing so by design in order to stand out.

“Homeowners often crave something that’s completely different,” says Driskell. “They want to put their own unique stamp on the property.”

These days, savvy homeowners are finding ways to build a backyard retreat that keeps people entertained. Think permanent ping pong tables, corn hole boards, and decorative concrete pool decks. Fireplaces, fire pits, and fire tables are all popular features of an outdoor space as the flickering flames provide a welcoming ambiance and mesmerizing warmth. They are also the perfect opportunity for a little creativity.

“Nothing is hotter than extending your outdoor space and turning your outdoor living area into something phenomenal,” says Driskell. Flatmade is here to help you do just that with distinctive and long-lasting concrete pieces. Connect with Flatmade for a unique perspective on your outdoor project