How much covered outdoor space is (or would be) enough for you? This Georgetown TX homeowner had a small covered patio at the back of the home. It wasn't very enjoyable because it just didn't offer much protected space. She needed more shade and more room where she could relax outdoors. The original covered patio was only about 10’ deep, somewhat cramped for an outdoor room.
Our client wanted a larger covered porch, and an outdoor fireplace, too. She went ahead and added more concrete, about 5’ deep, to enlarge the floor space for the outdoor room she envisioned. Archadeck of Austin came in and moved the existing roof, extending it to cover the enlarged porch area. We retained the open gable design of the original roof because it lets in so much light. To make sure the new construction looked original to the home, we matched the original roof shingles, facia and soffit. We also stained the concrete surfaces, old and new, so the floor would look uniform throughout.
An Outdoor Fireplace Makes any Outdoor Room Special
To complete the homeowner’s vision, we built this lovely chopped stone outdoor fireplace surround. We installed the fireplace the homeowner had purchased, a ventless gas system needing no flue or discharge area. For the hearth and mantel, we used Lueders limestone – smooth to the touch and beautiful as a surface in any outdoor space.
Trust Your Backyard Drainage Issues to Archadeck of Austin!
A good drain system is an important part of any outdoor living design, where needed. At Archadeck of Austin, we often find that we need to incorporate drainage remediation into an outdoor space design. At this Georgetown property, we created a double French drain system that runs under the patio and out to the side yard. The homeowner will not have any problems with water seeping into her newly-extended covered patio.
Do you need a shaded space for outdoor relaxation in your yard, perhaps a covered porch or patio? We would love to create a custom solution to meet your outdoor living needs. Contact Archadeck of Austin to schedule your free design consultation.
Jim Schallon, senior designer Archadeck of Austin.