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Tips from Flower Mound & Argyle’s Leading Porch Builder: 6 Ways to Create the Perfect Texas Open Porch

One of the things that you love about living in Texas is that you can spend time outdoors for the better part of the year. While there’s plenty of nature trails and parks to enjoy in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you’d really like to have an outdoor living space where you can relax and call your own.

Custom patio with seating area and outdoor kitchen

You’ve dreamed of building an open porch for some time now, a wide-open space that connects you with your natural surroundings. While you want the space to be functional, you also would like it to be warm and inviting – a place where your family and close friends can gather, regardless of the time of year.

Archadeck of DFW North: Flower Mound & Argyle’s Most-Trusted Open Porch Builder

You can trust Archadeck of DFW North to help you create the open porch of your dreams. With the commitment of a local, family-owned business and the expertise of an international design-and-build firm, we bring you the best of both worlds. We also have the backing of a national company that has built more than 125,000 remarkable outdoor spaces, and we are able to offer you the best warranties in the industry for workmanship and structural integrity.

Open porch with plant ornaments

At Archadeck, we offer extensive options for design and materials when building a custom porch, but we don’t ever want you to feel overwhelmed. We’ll work closely with you through the design process to understand your preferences and lifestyle so that we can help you build the open porch of your dreams.

The Perfect Texas Porch is Warm, Inviting, & Comfortable

When building an open porch, it’s essential to embrace your lifestyle. Building a structure that reflects the way you want to live outdoors is equally as important as your aesthetic preferences.

While many homeowners come to us with a specific vision in mind, most people want to make their porch comfortable and enjoyable. As you consider design possiblities, our Archadeck design consultants have compiled a list of six ways that you can make your Texas porch as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Custom porch with stone columns

1) Provide an area large enough for comfortable seating.

When building an open porch, it’s important to plan the space to accommodate plenty of seating. You’ll need to consider how many people will likely use the space regularly and plan for foot traffic. Many homeowners create a space for large, comfortable chairs where family and friends can loll the hours away. You may also consider built-in options, such as benches around the perimeter of the porch, for additional seating.

2) Optimize the space for shade.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we have an average of 234 sunny days a year. During July, the hottest month, we experience an average high of 96 degrees! The bottom line is that, when designing your porch, it’s important to maximize the space for shade. You’ll want to consider roof lengths and angles as well as the way your porch transitions to uncovered areas.

Patio ceiling details with flat TV and ceiling fan

3) Incorporate a ceiling fan into the design.

On a hot summer day, not much is appreciated more than a ceiling fan that keeps the air moving. During the warmer weather, you can enjoy the increased airflow and a gentle breeze all around.

4) Create a beautiful ambiance that reflects your sense of style.

You want to create an ambiance you can enjoy for years to come, an environment that reflects your personal sense of style. Though, whether you desire a rustic or more finished look, your porch should align with the architecture of your home and grade of your land.

Covered porch ceiling with fan and lighting

5) Add accent lighting.

Just because the sun dips below the horizon doesn’t mean the outdoor enjoyment needs to come to an end. Adding accent lighting to your porch can carry the outdoor experience into the evening hours.

6) Customize design features

When building a custom porch with Archadeck, you can customize your open porch to your liking. Whether you desire an outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, fire pit, or another structure built in unison with your open porch, Archadeck can design and build it to exact preferences and specifications.

If you’re ready to bring your porch vision to life, call Archadeck of DFW North, Flower Mound and Argyle’s leading open porch builder, today at (972) 504-1775. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you make your outdoor living dream a reality!