Ho hum, another builder-grade patio … but wait … SHAZAM!
What a transformation expert patio builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake brought to this back yard in Grapevine, TX. Before consulting with Archadeck, all these clients had out back was a builder-grade concrete pad walkout barely a few feet deep. This was not an outdoor living space. Obviously, they needed a whole lot more if they were going to enjoy leisure time outdoors at home.
— Before & after image of this Grapevine, TX, backyard.
Here’s an overview of the steps we took to improve this back yard exponentially by creating a multi-faceted outdoor living space that’s beautiful and functional:
• Extended the concrete pad for a usable-size space
• Created an amazing stain-and-stamp surface for the larger concrete patio
• Added a patio cover for much-needed shade
• Added an outdoor kitchen with just the features the clients wanted
Not Just Build … Design and Build!
As you may know, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake does more than just build covered patios and outdoor kitchens. We don’t “just” build anything. We design and build custom outdoor living solutions to bring homeowners’ dreams to life. Design is a very big part of what we do, and it’s not to be glossed over.
The design process is where you, the homeowners, lay out all of your ideas about your dream outdoor living space. We listen. We ask questions. We show you pictures of past projects – not that we’ll copy those projects – to generate more ideas. We talk about materials. Our objective is to design an outdoor living space that meets your needs and is absolutely perfect for the way you want to enjoy the outdoors.
In the case of these Grapevine, TX, homeowners, they wanted a covered patio that had plenty of space for relaxing, cooking, and dining outdoors. That’s what we delivered.
Not Just Any Stain-and-Stamp Patio
If you take a close look at the flooring pictured in this photo, you may think you’re looking at vintage hardwood floors. Not so! This is actually a stain-and-stamp creation that forms the base for this Grapevine, TX, covered patio. Yes, it’s a patio! The wood deck stamp pattern was designed to mimic the look of hardwood floors that have developed character over time. The stain color we used was Maplewood with a charcoal release.
The inspiration for this beautiful, stain-and-stamp “wood-like” concrete flooring was ceramic tile patterned with a wood-grain appearance that decorators have used in recent years for interior flooring. Ceramic is great for kitchens and other indoor rooms, but concrete will perform better outdoors. It’s a trend with a twist!
Another twist to the patio design – it’s round at one end. That’s right, one end of the patio finds closure along a straight line while the other end is circular for visual interest. Now you see what we mean when we say each outdoor living project is unique and custom-designed for one client. You won’t find this design repeated down the street.
Not Just a Shade Cover, a Beautiful Patio Cover
We added an open gable roof over the patio to supply maximum shade. We were able to match the home’s shingles, so although it’s an addition, it blends in and looks original to the home. The ceiling of this patio cover is tongue-and-groove pine that we stained with walnut color. For continuity, we replaced the original ceiling (the one over the tiny, builder-grade concrete pad) with the same walnut-stained tongue-and-groove design to match the new ceiling. We also installed a “back boy” wall in the covered portion to add aesthetics as well as a “chicken foot” Queen truss at the gable end. The posts supporting the patio cover are wrapped in cedar for a rich, finished appearance. All painted areas and gutters were done in a chocolate color to match the house.
Having a ceiling over the patio allows us to hide electrical wiring for the installation of recessed lighting and a ceiling fan. If this patio can’t keep the clients cool, nothing will.
Not Somebody Else’s Outdoor Kitchen
This Grapevine, TX, outdoor kitchen shows that Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake will not try to upsell you more outdoor kitchen than you need. Sure, we have installed patio kitchens with all the bells and whistles, but not everyone wants or needs that much convenience. Remember, we listen to you.
When we know what you want in an outdoor kitchen, we design a beautiful – and beautifully functional – outdoor kitchen around your wishlist. As your Northeast Dallas outdoor kitchen builder, we are not there to prove what we can do on a grand scale (unless that IS what you want). We are confident in our abilities, and we serve you best by building the kitchen you want at the scale you prefer.
This new outdoor kitchen in Grapevine, TX, features Mills End chopped stone with gray Lueders stone tops. It includes a grill, side burners, and a trash receptacle, plus electrical outlets along the backsplash where the homeowners can plug in their small appliances.
These Grapevine, TX, homeowners are thrilled with their new and improved outdoor living space complete with their own just-right outdoor kitchen. They’ve already started preparing meals and dining outdoors. They’re ecstatic that they don’t have to face the summer outdoor grilling season on a tiny builder-grade concrete pad.
If you are ready to create the outdoor living space you need, don’t wait any longer. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to design your dream outdoor living space! Contact us today at (972) 433-7526 to schedule your design consultation.