Adding concrete or hardscaping to the exterior of your home can boost curb appeal and create more space for outdoor entertainment. There are many ways in which you can go about incorporating a hardscape into your existing layout. Adding a walkway can grant access to a beautiful garden area or make walking from the driveway to a front entrance or side door easier and more scenic. Concrete patios are an excellent addition for hosting cookouts and outdoor dinner parties. Fortunately, most homeowners can create their own hardscaped areas without incurring the cost of hiring a professional.