The Houston Deck & Patio Combination
Decks are the epitome of outdoor living spaces. They are as American as apple
pie, and most homeowners begin their outdoor living combinations from
the deck and branch out. Decks complement almost every outdoor living
structure, from pergolas to patios, decks afford the accompaniment beautifully.
Patios in particular, look and function the part when used in a deck and patio
combination. This is due to the natural flow created when a deck gently
descends into a patio. It opens up and extends your outdoor living space,
along with enhancing it.
There are more factors at work here than just the added space a deck and
patio provide, much more. Decks are generally built from wood or a natural
looking “wood toned” synthetics, whereas patios are built
from pavers, scored and stained concrete, stone or hardscape materials
that emulate the look and feel of stone. Wood and stone are elements that
flow well together. Even in nature, if you look closely you may catch
the beauty of a babbling brook laden with stones and hardwoods weeping
gently over the bank. Wood and stone just naturally look great when fused
together in any setting!
The Deck & Covered Patio/Porch Combination
Now it is time to consider adding the convenience of shade to the outdoor
living combination space equation…
Deciding on a patio and/or deck alongside a covered outdoor structure is
for the Houston homeowner that wants to “have their cake and eat
it too.” Decks and patios offer open-air outdoor living which are
easily complemented by retaining walls, pergolas, spas and even outdoor
fire pits.. The only drawback to an open-air outdoor living space singularly
is that in some circumstances, the weather can influence its functionality.
By combining an open (covered) area with a patio or deck, you and your
family will have a haven to retreat to when the weather becomes unfavorable,
and a shady spot to enjoy on even the most humid of days.
Houston covered patios and porches can be designed to include a large menu of creature comforts such as ceiling
fans, lighting, outdoor kitchens, integrated fireplaces and media connections
to add even more comfort.
In addition to decks, patios and porches there are many more outdoor living
structures that make the grade as part of a successful union. Among these is the
pergola. Pergolas are the one structure that blends seamlessly with any outdoor
setting. Pergolas can be used as a shade structure much like a covered
porch, and can also be used solely as an aesthetic feature to add dimension
and character to a space. Pergolas also make a beneficial privacy barrier
alongside a spa deck aiding as a buffer from prying eyes.
Houston Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor kitchens are also a tasty accompaniment to most any outdoor living space. They
can be easily integrated into a deck or patio setting, poolside, or even
within an attached or freestanding porch setting. Having the added capability
to prepare food outdoors for gatherings, or even intimate dinners, as
well as plenty of seating, adds to the function of your outdoor space
and opens the door to endless entertaining possibilities.
Our outdoor kitchen designs often include ranges, refrigerators, warming
drawers, and much more! Archadeck of Southwest Houston can even design
serving and food preparation areas to give you more options similar to
that of an “eat in” interior kitchen with plenty of counter
space where you can add bar stools for additional seating or use as an
outdoor bar area.
Houston Screened Porches
Taking the cues from the deck and porch, or patio and porch combination,
homeowners can also extend the protective benefits even farther with a
screened porch. Screened porches offer shade and protection from inclement
weather while also preventing insects and less dirt and pollen to enter
the area. Screened porches can be designed to function similarly to an
interior room including sound systems, fans, electrical outlets,
outdoor fireplaces and even a spot to mount a television. These nuances open up a world of
possibilities within an outdoor living combination.
If you have a vision of your ideal backyard and need help marrying the
function and versatility you are looking for we can bring the backyard
of your dreams to life!
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