If you enjoy entertaining outdoors, and you have room, all you need are the right structures to provide the perfect setting. Our clients at this home just South of Lakeway, TX, had a covered porch, but it wasn’t sufficient for what they had in mind. They wanted a larger covered porch for seating and dining. They wanted to add an outdoor kitchen. To top it all off, their plans for expansion included everyone’s favorite, an outdoor fireplace.
Project Management Expertise Keeps Your Project on Track
At Archadeck of Austin, we love being able to satisfy even the most exacting customer. These homeowners had planned ahead for this project because they needed it to be completed by mid-June. They had family coming in from California to spend the summer with them, so the timing was important.
— Existing space before Archadeck of Austin began the new covered patio design.
As long as you contact us far enough ahead of time, we can work with you to make sure your project is completed on schedule. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. While there is always the possibility of extenuating circumstances, we excel at planning and coordinating the job so all the moving parts come together on time. On some projects, permitting and inspections can create delays, but since this job was located in an unincorporated area of Austin, we had no problems. Permitting and inspections were handled in a timely fashion.
— New covered patio.
While it’s true we have more than one specialty—we specialize in custom designing and building all outdoor living structures—we create amazing patios. Here, we first removed the original concrete patio. The new covered area is twice as big as the original, and the patio we designed spans the area around the client’s pool. We poured concrete and then finished the surface with a flagstone pattern. Our overlayment process is a very artful, creative process carried out by hand on site.
If the columns/posts on this project look exceptionally large, that was by design. Anything less would have looked like toothpicks in a project of this scale.
We designed this covered porch with the outdoor kitchen at one end and the outdoor fireplace at the other end. The wood-burning fireplace has room for a large-screen TV over the mantel. We designed the fireplace with firewood boxes to hold plenty of wood on either side of the hearth. The outdoor kitchen is U-shaped and contains a built-in area to house the homeowners’ Traeger smoker/grill.
This covered porch is spacious enough for a large dining table and chairs as well as another grouping of chairs in front of the hearth. For the porch ceiling, we used Synergywood, a beautiful, rich, prefinished wood ceiling. We installed 8 can lights in the ceiling and 3 ceiling fans, given the size of the space. We also ran all the electric required so the homeowners can install their hot tub behind the fireplace in the near future.
The homeowner is very detailed oriented and was quite involved in the project. That is not a problem for us! Every aspect of this project was finished to meet and exceed expectations. The homeowner worked with us on the lighting and put a lot of effort into making sure each fixture was perfectly angled for the greatest effect. Mission accomplished, wouldn’t you say?
Call Archadeck of Austin today at (512) 886-8367 or email us to schedule your free design consultation.
— Jim Odom, Owner of Archadeck of Austin