20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden

Greetings from i Creative Ideas! Concrete, cement, and cinder blocks are large rectangular bricks commonly used in constructions. They are also inexpensive and reliable materials for many home and garden DIY projects. With some creativity and time, you can repurpose these smart blocks into practical furniture or decorative pieces at home or in your garden. Here at i Creative Ideas, we have come up with a rounded up more than 20 creative uses of concrete blocks or cinder blocks in our home and garden. Some of them are actual DIY projects and come with full tutorials. Others are just ideas for you. From indoor furniture, outdoor furniture to garden planters, we hope they will be inspirational to you and get you started on your next concrete block project. Let’s check out all these creative ideas!

1.  Concrete Block Garden Bench

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This is a very affordable outdoor bench that costs only $30 to build. What a creative idea to make extra seating in the garden! (photo credit: Better Home and Gardens)

2.  A sofa bed made with 42 white concrete blocks

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> A sofa bed made with 42 white concrete blocks

This one is inspired by the first photo and made for indoor use. I like the extra storage space in the hollow blocks where you can place shoes. Also the colorful cushions match the wall paper so well. Looks really cozy! (photo credit: Claudio P. Aguiar)

3. Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

20+ Creative Uses of Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden --> Concrete Block Vertical Planters

This is a smart and inexpensive way to add wall planter feature to your backyard. I like the different varieties of succulents. (photo credits: Apartment Therapy, Apartment TherapyUrban Gardens)

4. Concrete block outdoor stairs

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What a creative idea to use concrete blocks for steps! (photo credit: Vizimac)

5. Cinder block bookshelf

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Stack the concrete blocks and two wood planks and you’ll have a nice bookshelf. (photo credit: New Zealand Design Blog)

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