Bert & May have developed a new bathroom collection, including a selection of made-to-order concrete basins paired with solid brass fixtures by Sussex-based Designers Studio Ore. Featured in July 2016 issue
If your deck or patio is partially covered, drape lengths of fabric or canvas between the joists to create shade. Space out the pieces of fabric for a more transparent look, and add lights to illuminate the space at night.
use Ardex feather finish to cover just about any ugly counter top - it will look like a solid concrete countertop. I would add earth pigments to change the color to a taupey grey to warm it up a bit. Update old countertop idea