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Enjoying Life Today While Celebrating the Past

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The champions of Richmond, TX, the leaders of the city’s economic development, have big plans. “Richmond: A Charming Past, A Soaring Future,” gives you an idea of their ambitions. Are you along for the ride? The first settlers arrived on the bank of the Brazos River in 1822. Incorporated in 1837, Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend County, Texas, one of the fastest growing counties in the country. “Where History Meets Opportunity,” says the sign at the city’s entrance. History is celebrated here in Richmond, TX. So is a rich quality of life.

What Kind of Custom Patio Would You Like with that Outdoor Kitchen?

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That’s a question we’d like to help Richmond homeowners answer, unless of course you already know what kind of patio you would like. As a premier designer of Texas custom patios, Archadeck of Southwest Houston helps our clients weigh the options of the different patio surfaces. If you know you want to add an outdoor kitchen, too, or any other hardscape configuration, we’ll walk you through selecting complementary materials for a cohesive design. When we design your patio, we always spend some time talking with you about how you plan to use it; that can have a bearing on the patio’s size. Will you be entertaining groups of 15 or more, or do you plan to have smaller groups—maybe just family members—lounging or dining on your patio? The more you love to entertain outdoors, the larger the patio you may need. Another consideration is shade. If you want your patio to be shaded, we have several ways to design a patio cover or roof that will provide all the shade you desire, either completely or partially.

Paver Patios are a Frequent Favorite in Richmond, TX

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There’s something relaxing about paver patios, we’ve decided. Maybe it’s the way the pavers are laid out in patterns, or their smooth edges. Whatever it is, pavers are very popular. One thing we like about pavers is the sheer number of different styles and colors available. When you look at a variety of pavers, you will probably find many styles you like. Another checkmark in the “plus” column for pavers is their incredible durability. An advantage of pavers also is that if something happens to one paver, you can have just that paver replaced rather than having to replace the entire patio.

Ready to get started? Schedule your complimentary design consultation with our team today! Reach out to us at (281) 214-8299.

Building The Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams

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Cooking outdoors is very appealing whether you’re entertaining guests or spending time with family—or both. Richmond homeowners love their outdoor kitchens! And Archadeck of Southwest Houston loves building outdoor kitchens for you. We will coordinate the materials for your outdoor kitchen with those you’ve selected for your patio surface. Often we can use the same or similar material for both, if you’ve selected pavers or natural stone. Then we’ll help you select a smooth material such as granite for your food prep surface. When it comes to selecting the equipment for your Richmond TX outdoor kitchen, would you prefer to keep it simple or go all out? Sometimes it’s a question of space. The more appliances and amenities you want designed into your outdoor kitchen, the more space you will need on your patio. We may start the design process by asking you if you prefer a smoker, a grill or both. If you say both, we already know your dream outdoor kitchen will feature more than the minimum bells and whistles.

Richmond TX Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits Rule the Night

A patio with a fire feature is instantly popular. Don’t be surprised, if you include a fireplace or fire pit in your patio design when all of your friends and relatives want the cookout to be at your place. Every time. The hypnotic power of fire—whether it’s wood burning or gas with ceramic stones, lava rocks or fire glass—is universal. After a good meal on the patio, prepared in your outdoor kitchen, of course, watch everyone gather around the fireplace or fire pit and settle in. Your guests may get quiet for a while, but pretty soon the story-telling begins. Everyone will leave contented and looking forward to the next gathering on your patio. They may not even notice how perfectly the materials we used to build your fire feature coordinate with the patio itself. But you will.

Add Miscellaneous Hardscapes to Complete Your Patio Design

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covered patio with fire pit

patio with fire pit

When Archadeck of Southwest Houston designs your Richmond, TX, patio, we’ll explore the options of including hardscapes such as a seating wall, retaining wall or pillars. These elements can define the space, visually, while also serving practical functions. Pillars or columns make a grand statement and complete a seating wall on each end. We love the look of a lantern or potted plant atop a pillar. We can design these finishing touches with materials to complement your patio surface whether it is stain and stamp concrete, pavers or natural stone.

One Last Word: Pergola

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So many times the pergola is an afterthought, so why not consider a pergola when you are first going through the design process for your patio? Many homeowners choose to add a pergola for shade, while others like them for the visual statement they make to complete the patio design. We’ll need to know just how much shade you want from your pergola, because that will determine the way it’s constructed. Material options for the pergola include wood, composites, vinyl or aluminum, but don’t think aluminum means it will be a silver color. Powder-coated aluminum comes in a wide range of colors for pergolas.

Archadeck is Here to Design and Build The Patio You Will Enjoy for Years to Come

Have you decided yet what kind of custom patio you would like with that outdoor kitchen? Fireplace? Fire pit? Pergola? Whether you’ve decided or not, give us a call and we can meet you at whatever point in the decision process you find yourself right now. We can help you make informed decisions about your patio and its amenities faster so you can have the outdoor living space of your dreams sooner than you imagined possible.

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Archadeck of Southwest Houston is ready to design and build your patio, outdoor kitchen, fire feature and pergola in the Richmond, TX, area. We will work with you to custom design a space that’s perfect for your family. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call us today at (281) 214-8299 or email us at

Some Of The Richmond, TX, Neighborhoods We Service:

Foster Creek Estates, Foster Crossing, Lakes of Bella Terra, Lakes of Williams Ranch Grand River, Long Meadow Farms, River Forest, Rolling Oaks, Royal Lake Estates, Sovereign Shores, Texana Plantation, The Retreat at Sovereign Shores, Westcreek, Whispering Oaks, Woods Edge

Don’t see you neighborhood listed? Give us a call. Chances are we service your Richmond neighborhood, too!

— David Herbert, owner of Archadeck of SW Houstoncompany owner

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