Does this combination outdoor living space resemble the covered patio of your dreams?
If you close your eyes and imagine your back yard without any outdoor living structures, a blank slate, what would you create there? Where would you start?
The very best place to start is at a design consultation with Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, of course. If your back yard is a blank canvas, you need expert design guidance. You can trust Archadeck, an experienced Dallas-area design-and-build firm, to skillfully coordinate the elements you want to include in your new outdoor living space.
The magnificent Dallas, TX, outdoor living space you see here is just this kind of dream project that started with a blank canvas. The homeowners wanted to have the entire project designed cohesively, not put together piecemeal. They provided Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake their wish list, everything they wanted in their outdoor living space. We designed the perfect combination of outdoor structures to meet their needs. Let’s take a look.
It All Begins with a Patio … and What a Patio!
This is not just any patio, but a 750-sq.-ft. patio. Archadeck, your Dallas patio designer, can help you determine the size patio that’s right for your yard, your home, and your lifestyle. We pay careful attention to the ways you want to use your patio and how many elements you want to include on the patio.
- A grill or a full-size outdoor kitchen?
- An outdoor kitchen or an outdoor kitchen and bar?
- A fire pit or an outdoor fireplace?
- One dining table, or more than one?
- Comfortable outdoor lounge furniture?
And we’re just getting started! As you can see, there are quite a few elements to consider, and each one takes up space on your patio. An experienced patio designer like Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake will make sure the new patio is large enough to function in all the ways you have in mind.
Details: This patio surface is stain and stamp concrete. The pattern is Roman slate, the base color is bone, and the release color is walnut.
Texas Patios Need a Patio Cover!
Here in Dallas TX, we appreciate the beauty and practicality of a good, sturdy patio cover, which serves several purposes. The most obvious reason to have a covered patio is for protection from sun and rain. You feel about 10 degrees cooler when you’re in the shade. Another important purpose is to visually define the space intended for dining, lounging, and/or entertaining. You won’t need a big sign with an arrow indicating, The Party Is Over Here. Finally, the patio cover can be used as a design element to visually tie the outdoor living space in with the home. In this project, we mimicked the home’s roof style and matched the shingles so the patio looks original to the home.
Details: The patio roof’s shingles match those of the home. The beautiful, tongue-and-groove wood ceiling features recessed lighting and four ceiling fans. An area this large needs more than the customary one or two ceiling fans. Notice that a portion of this patio is not covered. The homeowners can enjoy sitting in the sunshine on cooler days, and they have the option to sit out under the stars at night. Most of the supporting posts are designed as columns wrapped in cedar, while two in the outdoor kitchen area are wrapped in stone to match the kitchen and fireplace stonework.
An Outdoor Kitchen that Anticipates Your Every Need!
You can tell these homeowners enjoy entertaining and cooking outdoors. Not every outdoor kitchen we build features this many elements. Every one of our outdoor kitchen designs is custom-tailored to meet the needs of a specific client.
Details: This is a 28-ft., L-shaped outdoor kitchen and bar with an 8-inch backsplash. For the stonework we used San Saba sawn Autumn Blend chopped stone. The beautiful counters are chocolate Lueders limestone. The outdoor kitchen is equipped with the following appliances: Turbo griddle, Grand Turbo grill, Big Green Egg smoker, True coolers, True icemaker, and Turbo trash can. The backsplash features illuminated electrical outlets that are covered for safety.
Everyone Loves an Outdoor Fireplace!
Some clients have trouble deciding whether they want an outdoor fireplace or a smaller fire feature like a fire pit. We custom design any fire feature we include in a client’s outdoor living space. Often, the deciding factor is scale. A fire pit works better in a smaller, more compact patio space. A large project like the one pictured here is well-suited for a large-scale outdoor fireplace. We especially like the way this Dallas, TX, stone fireplace occupies a corner of the covered patio. It isn’t just in the space, it’s part of the stone structure holding up the patio roof. And of course it’s the perfect place to mount an outdoor large-screen TV.
Details: The outdoor fireplace and seating walls are made of the same San Saba sawn Autumn Blend chopped stone used in the outdoor kitchen. The fireplace features gas logs.
Elegant Amenities Add Style and Creature Comforts
We call a project like this a “combination outdoor living space” because it’s made by combining several outdoor living structures designed to work in harmony. The effect is not just a patio, a kitchen, or a fireplace, but a melding of these into one cohesive, enjoyable space. A client’s style is reflected in their choices of materials used for the patio surface, ceiling, stonework, etc. These Dallas, TX, clients have taken the concept a step further in terms of aesthetics and practical comforts.
Details: Two gas-burning fire bowls grace the side of the covered patio near the fireplace, opposite the outdoor kitchen. The fire bowls are beautiful in daylight; imagine how stunning they will be at night with their dancing gas flames! For creature comforts, the area features three electric heaters installed near the ceiling of the covered patio. Each heater has speakers attached on either end – for the sound system. We love this touch!
Beyond the Covered Patio: Softscapes and Privacy Wall
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we offer additional services beyond the many hardscape, porch, and deck projects we design and build. These Dallas, TX, clients engaged us to design and install softscapes for the area including landscaping borders around trees and flower beds. The project also included a 15-ft. privacy wall.
Don’t trust anyone else to design and build your dream outdoor living space. To make sure all of the features you want outdoors come together as a cohesive area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining in style, call Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake. Contact us today at (972) 433-7526 to schedule your design consultation.