Patio

Heating Things Up: Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Arroyo Seco Construction designs and constructs the highest quality fire pits and fireplaces that will complete your outdoor entertaining area. While adding greater functionality to a space by providing cozy warmth, an outdoor fire feature can become the focal point and the glowing star of your landscape. 

Fireplaces create an intimate gathering space, making a perfect area to congregate to on Santa Barbara’s cool evenings. 

Fire Pits create a great gathering space for a larger group of people, by distributing heat in all directions your guests can gather together around and enjoy radiant heat.

A Years’ Review

In 2015 Arroyo Seco Construction had the pleasure of working with amazing clients and on exciting projects that kept us immersed in the work we are passionate about.

Construction, Renovations, Remodels, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Metal Work and Masonry rounded out a year of rewarding projects. 

Renovations/Remodel

Store front and interior renovation with construction of new balcony and wheelchair access ramp. Home remodel with full interior and exterior gutting and refurbishing.  

Hardscape/landscape

New Pools, Fountains and fitness areas were developed along with brand new landscapes and garden features. Landscapes were designed recognition of our climate conditions reaching our low water goals, while achieving the sensation of lush and texturally interesting plantings. 

Metal Work / Masonry

Our master masons and metal workers produced magnificent works of art, fulfilling both their needed form and function while creating exquisite focal pieces. 

We at Arroyo Seco Construction wish everyone an exceptional holiday and fantastic new year!

Cement: Color, Texturization and Pattern Making Through Stains

We recently had the opportunity to re-make a patio and entertaining area featuring steps and fire pit. This patio connected the main house to the pool house both of which had different color and texture process done to the walkways. In order to best match these two areas’ walkways we applied a pattern to the newly poured patio and implemented a staining technique to seamlessly bring the areas together.


Staining concrete can be a more economical way to achieve the look and design of your, patio, walkways, floors and driveways. Stains can be applied with stencils for complex designs or mimic tile patterns. Depending on the type of stain, you can achieve a solid color or a mixture of subtle more organic hues. Because the Stains penetrate into the concrete and sealers are placed on top they are long lasting, durable and won’t fade overtime.

Hardscape Patio and Walkways;During and After

Photo Blog entry showcasing an in process hardscape project with finished photos. 

Walk way leading from house to pool house. Section is well secured with rebar ready for cement pour and treatment. 

Fire pit already built with gas lines in place, also preinstalled include drain line and electrical for lighting on steps.  

Area has been decorated with outdoor furniture perfect for gatherings around fire pit and realistic lawn replacement material