When it comes to designing custom backyard spaces, our goal is to create something worthy of the setting – something that will enhance or improve what is already there. This utopian backyard paradise offered a pristine canvas for this custom flagstone patio extension and outdoor fireplace addition.
When we met with this Dallas TX homeowner, she expressed a desire for an enhanced outdoor living experience for her lush back yard. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is pleased to have had the opportunity to play a role in creating a truly remarkable space. This homeowner had the literal groundwork laid long before we arrived. This fanciful landscape was created by her imagination and her own hand!
— Dallas flagstone patio design and chopped stone outdoor fireplace.
The flagstone patio was extended, without interruption of continuity.
This backyard escape had an existing natural flagstone patio, under cover of a cedar pergola. We perfectly matched the existing flagstone, and seamlessly extended the patio to accommodate a new outdoor fireplace and better use of the space overall. The extension begins at the pergola’s support post – with no line of demarcation or evidence of new versus existing materials!
— Flagstone patio extension in Dallas, TX.
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This dreamy outdoor fireplace, though!
We created this one-of-a-kind chopped outdoor stone fireplace to play in perfect color harmony with the flagstone material used for the patio. What makes this fireplace so special is how it complements the rustic aesthetic of the patio and cedar pergola in this fanciful setting. The space on the whole, is a perfect mix of soft textures, vibrant foliage, randomness, and symmetry. The curve of the patio edge and seating wall of the fireplace are in keeping with the organic aura of the entire space, while the stately pergola balances the design with its stringent lines. Though substantial in size and bold in its design, the outdoor wood-burning fireplace does not detract from its beautiful surroundings!
See the original patio.
— Existing flagstone patio before work began,
As you can see, this back yard was already great. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake was the vehicle for this creative homeowner’s vision of an enhanced backyard haven. This outdoor living design is bold and unassuming at once, created by expert planning and execution from corner to corner.
— This Dallas covered patio and outdoor fireplace are beautiful from every angle!
If you are ready to create your own backyard sanctuary, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to design your dream outdoor living space! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we love a patio makeover. Patios are sometimes simple gathering spaces, but even so, can offer lots of use and character.
These Coppell TX homeowners had an existing open patio, which they imagined improved use of. We Texans understand the obvious benefits of shade in our favorite outdoor areas. As an experienced patio builder, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake offered this family a simple shade solution, which will keep their view from within the patio space intact. Check out the difference in this new and improved patio nook!
— Essential sun protection is provided under-roof on this covered patio.
There’s something missing from this Coppell TX patio
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake designed a custom covered patio to provide needed shade for this family. Another contractor might have opted to build the patio roof atop support posts. Due to the size and poolside location of this patio nook, we designed a roof without support posts. The absence of the posts frees up much-need space on the patio, and also maintains an unimpeded view out into the backyard expanse. This is especially important poolside so that swimmers can be watched from within any area of the covered patio.
— When open views are preferred, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake will provide a solution.
We tied the patio roof into the surrounding exterior walls of the home in order to forego typical posts. Notice how beautifully the interior and exterior trim of the new patio roof ties into the home’s exterior trim. These are custom details, which are always addressed in our outdoor living projects.
— We apply finishing touches that will create a cohesive design aesthetic between new and existing materials.
Archadeck details don’t fall short, even in small spaces
Though small, this Archadeck patio cover still maximizes its designer impact. We finished the ceiling with pine tongue and groove, which made way for clean installation of electrical wiring for the ceiling fan and recessed lighting. This space will be super-usable on hot days, and even after dark!
— Tongue and groove patio cover ceiling with recessed lighting and ceiling fan.
A fun new spin on the former open patio design
The patio that existed before merely lacked a roof to make it perfect. We provided the roof, and even added a patio swing for additional use. What kid wouldn’t love this *FUN*ctional spin?
— Fun covered patio swing for added use.
These homeowners were able to chuck their outdoor umbrella from the space, which they had clung to, for some semblance of sun protection while using their patio. The new patio cover offers a completely different way of outdoor living. This patio is now a relaxing poolside lounge, which will see much more use!
Are you ready to reimagine your existing open patio with a custom covered patio design? Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to help! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake took a patio that was and turned it to a patio that is. Is unique. Is beautiful. Is functional.
This family, who lives in the White Rock area of Dallas, expressed a desire for an updated patio to accommodate outdoor entertaining. They had a patio made of concrete slabs, but saw themselves enjoying a newer, better space with friends and family. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake gave them a beautiful, functional travertine patio.
Mix up your Dallas patio design!
This travertine stone patio design is proof positive that color and pattern mixing create truly unique spaces. When it comes to “matching” outdoor building materials, it is not necessary to actually match the new finishes to the existing. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake’s experienced patio designers can recommend choice materials that will complement your home’s exterior finishes, without perfectly matching them. Isn’t it fun to be unique?
This beautiful travertine finish is called Noche, which translates to English words, night, evening, and even gloomy. We prefer to call it dusk! This gorgeous dusky-hued natural stone is a beautiful complement to this home’s brick color palette.
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What else is unique about this White Rock patio?
We’re glad you asked! This open, spacious patio is perfect in its natural setting, surrounded by mature oak trees. Not only does it feature a custom travertine “grand step” out into the back yard and a curvilinear step up into the home, but take a look at the matching seating walls on either corner.
The beauty of seating walls is not only in the materials used to build them, but in their fabulous function in a patio space. You see, patios fill up with outdoor accoutrements, like grills, lounge chairs, or even dining furniture. Edging the patio with additional seating is a very smart choice for overflow seating for entertaining, without impeding the usable space. They are also lovely features, as we mentioned, and lend themselves to holding potted plants and other decorative items when not in use. Seating walls are great all-around performers on a custom patio!
Are you ready to imagine your old patio? Your premier local patio builder, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to help! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Outdoor living just became a lot more comfortable for these homeowners in the Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow.
— Stunning new screened pool cover in Preston Hollow designed and built by Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake.
Problem: You love to read beside your backyard pool but the feeding frenzy of hungry mosquitoes prevents you from enjoying your outdoor living space.
Solution: A new screened pool cover and detached cabana designed and built by Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake. Done!
— Custom detached screened cabana.
Sometimes your situation calls for a unique solution, and this is one of those times. Many homeowners who love the outdoors and can’t bear the unrelenting attack of mosquitoes simply add a screened porch onto their house. Ah, but our clients in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas have a pool in their back yard. They wanted to keep mosquitoes away from the pool, which isn’t close enough to the house for a screened porch design to provide the solution.
— The perfect place to escape in a good book!
Screened room and patio builder Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake worked with them to design a solution to meet all their outdoor living needs. We created a screened enclosure over the pool with a matching screened cabana nearby. Now these homeowners enjoy an idyllic spot where they can read and commune with nature – while protected from those pesky mosquitoes. The screened cabana is the perfect getaway destination for an avid reader.
Twenty-first Century Materials, Mid-century Modern Aesthetic
The clients had purchased this Preston Hollow home when they were downsizing. The home’s architectural style is mid-century modern, so we designed the pool cover and screened cabana to blend with that style. However, thanks to improvements in screening technology over the decades, some of the materials we used would not have been available when the home was built.
— Preston Hollow backyard before we began the project.
The homeowners asked for a rustic look with cedar and pine. The screened structures have pine tongue-and-groove ceilings with a clear coat stain that brings out the wood’s light color. The walls are cedar and the posts are cedar which we stained in walnut. We matched their home’s shed roof, which goes a long way to tying the new structures in with the style of the home.
— Preston Hollow backyard oasis after the project was completed.
We used aluminum doors in order to ensure a good seal to keep those mosquitoes out! The frame of these two screened rooms is a Screeneze screening system. The material is aluminum and window-grade PVC (vinyl) with a UV inhibitor. For the screening material, the clients selected TEXTILENE® nano 50 screen, previously SuperScreen™, a premium screening product. SuperScreen is made of coated polyester and comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. These amazing screens offer increased resistance to punctures and tears and better protection from damage by pets, the sun’s UV rays, and mildew. For the flooring in the cabana and around the pool we used beautiful walnut travertine tiles.
— Travertine and Cedar, the perfect rustic combination!
As you can see, the results are beautiful and solved the homeowners’ mosquito problem. The design of their new outdoor living space complements the home’s mid-century style beautifully. They won’t miss another pleasant day of relaxing and reading outdoors.
If the outdoor living space you’re dreaming of presents a design challenge, bring it on! Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to custom design a solution for you. Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we offer custom spaces for any outdoor living need, and that doesn’t mean just back yards.
This family in Rockwall, Texas, had a backyard pool area that needed to be upgraded to facilitate more usable space. From their covered patio area, all the way to the elevated café style patio space, and even around to their front porch, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake offered aesthetic and lifestyle enhancements.
— New, natural finishes create a cohesive design aesthetic from edge-to-edge.
For these homeowners, we took out the paver floor under their covered patio, removed the aggregate patio and paver trim surrounding the pool, as well as the flagstone steps and patio on the opposite side of the pool, and replaced all with warm and inviting walnut-colored Travertine.
— The Travertine is complementary to any existing masonry – both brick and stone, in this case.
Travertine is not only a beautiful, natural stone patio choice, but it is also long-lasting, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly. The gorgeous earthen colors are perfect in any outdoor living area!
— The travertine patio creates an elegant transition amongst the rustic stone wall.
Stamp and stain patio addition for grilling and dining.
The materials mix throughout this backyard space is truly beautiful. We extended the patio to one side, creating a perfect grill-and-chill nook. This gorgeous patio was created with stamp and stain. The stamp is a flagstone/fieldstone pattern with a Roman slate texture. The patio finish is a custom tri-color stain, using terra cotta, walnut, and bone.
— The multi-colored patio stain application gives a true natural stone aesthetic.
— A perfect mix of patio materials for the win!
Where before pool equipment was out in full-view, we built a custom cedar fence enclosure to shield it from view and the elements. The richness of the cedar offers a beautiful solution to an unsightly problem and creates additional storage for loose outdoor items.
— What a great area for hiding pool mechanics and storing pool accoutrements.
Full Circle — A front porch facelift completes the look.
Just as we mentioned before, outdoor living upgrades aren’t just for back yards. The front of your home is the first thing your visitors will see, so why not make a great first impression? We removed the existing tile from the front porch and replaced it with matching walnut travertine, bringing this Rockwall, TX, home full-circle.
— A little update went a long way with this new travertine front porch.
Is your pool area in need of upgrades too?
If you are looking for new ideas for your existing patio or porch, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to help! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake has so many clients, who have an existing outdoor living space that they just wish better served their needs. This Heath, Texas, covered patio was one such project.
Ahhhhh, this poolside covered patio project makes us want for a good-ol’ Sunday summertime cookout with family and friends! This beautiful backyard expanse offered itself up for a few crucial improvements that vastly increased the outdoor living experience for this Heath family. Do you have a good backyard pool area that could be made great with a few custom Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake touches? Well, get ready to fire up the barbeque!
Improved Covered Patio
These homeowners enjoy their covered patio, and longed for a few upgrades to make it even better than before. We extended the patio cover by a mere three feet, but in doing so, offered sunshade for folks, who want to sit directly poolside. The new and improved patio cover includes custom cedar-wrapped columns, painted white.
— Substantial cedar-wrapped posts make a bold statement.
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The interior of the patio cover boasts a hand-applied pine tongue and groove finished ceiling, also painted white, offering a clean and bright aesthetic. The finished ceiling allowed for installation of a large ceiling fan, recessed lighting as well as electrical for lighting on the cedar posts.
— Cooling off on hot days will be easy under this patio cover.
Extended Patio & Outdoor Kitchen
We expanded the existing aggregate patio, and gave it a very important functional upgrade – a custom outdoor kitchen! Like many of our clients before them, this family wished for better outdoor cooking accommodations. We gave them a custom kitchen with five burners, a sink, and a warming drawer.
- Outdoor kitchen with sink and warming drawer food prep island.
Creating an outdoor kitchen area is not only beautiful and functional for the outdoor living space, but it brings the cook into the party area. Many times, outdoor grilling is done out of the way of partygoers and the grill master is separated from their guests.
— Expanded poolside patio with outdoor kitchen with full amenities & grill-side seating.
The kitchen was created with Oklahoma chopped stone and gray Lueders stone tops with beautiful hand-chiseled edges. Notice there are two separate components to this kitchen – one for food prep and clean-up and one for cooking.
Are you like this Heath Texas family? Do you have a nice poolside retreat that could be made even better with a few critical upgrades?
— Before, the patio was large, but less accommodating.
If you are looking to create your ideal outdoor entertaining space with a covered patio and outdoor kitchen, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to help you achieve it! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake is ready to show you all the ways in which we can improve your outdoor living this spring! Mosey on over to booth #428 and sit a spell to discuss your new backyard project.
If this year’s Groundhog Day prediction is accurate and Punxsutawney Phil is to be trusted, spring will be here early this year. While we might not hang our hats on the weather, as foretold by a groundhog, we know that you will want your new outdoor living project to be ready at the first sign of spring. Imagine warm breezes, beautiful sunshine, and loved ones all around on your new custom patio by Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake. Sounds great, right? We know!
It doesn’t matter if your home has an outdoor space in need of new life, or you’re starting from scratch, we have design experts ready to discuss your ideal outdoor living space. We build completely custom patios from basic to all-inclusive “I didn’t even know you could do that to a patio!” designs. Need ideas? Don’t know where to begin? Set your worries aside and let us guide you through each design consideration.
Talk to us about your outdoor living needs and aspirations. These days, everyone loves adding custom fire features to their outdoor living design, and we’ve got those covered too! Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is the area’s expert outdoor fire feature builder. Ready to take to cookin’ outdoors too? Well, we’re ready to get you there in style with a new custom outdoor kitchen.
If you’re itchin’ to spring into action on your dream outdoor living space, we’ll be there to help you realize it. All you have to do is come, see us!
March 1 – 3, 2019 Booth #428
40th Spring Dallas Texas Home & Garden Show
Dallas Market Hall
2200 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
For more information about the home and garden show, or your new project, contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Outdoor spaces of yesteryear are not always up to par for today’s outdoor living needs. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake gave these North Dallas homeowners a new space with a cohesive design for ultimate usability and aesthetics.
These N. Dallas homeowners expressed a desire to expand their use of their covered and uncovered patio spaces. With a covered concrete slab under the protection of a roof and a lower-level uncovered patio, they were not able to use the space as a whole. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake designed and built a fantastic solution to bring the old spaces together, giving them a beautiful, seamless patio design.
— What a difference a new North Dallas patio makes!
Stain and Stamp Concrete Patio.
To reconcile the disjointed feel of the two distinct spaces for this family, we poured a brand new stain and stamp patio and did an overlay on the existing covered patio. We stamped the entire concrete patio with an ashlar slate stamp and Roman slate texture and applied an autumn brown stain with a charcoal release.
— Muted browns and grays create a perfect anchoring color palette for the outdoor living space!
This beautiful stain and stamp patio expanse affords enough room for cooking and al fresco dining for this North Dallas family and their loved ones.
— Extra-wide step offers a seamless transition from the higher side of the patio to the back yard.
Hello, beautiful fire pit!
When it comes to outdoor living, backyard fire features have so much to offer. Not only do they offer a great area for conversing with friends and family or private relaxation, but they provide warmth on cool evenings and ambiance for any evening! This gas fire pit will eliminate the muss and fuss of its wood-burning counterparts.
— A substantial seating wall surrounds this gorgeous fire pit filled with lava rock.
The fire pit and seat wall surround were constructed with Granbury gray chopped stone, and the tops are capped with gray Lueders stone. The earthen colors of the fire pit work in beautiful color harmony with the exterior of the home, as well as the new patio.
— Seamless patio design with a custom fire pit in North Dallas.
Don’t keep trying to live with your unlivable outdoor space.
Is your current outdoor living space feeling more like an outdoor unlivable space? Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can offer a variety of solutions to bring your current space up to snuff! Whether it’s replacing an aging patio like this one, or building a brand new outdoor living space, we are up for the challenge. Tell us how you see yourself living in an improved outdoor living area, and we will design and build your perfect solution.
Take a look at some of our before and after photos to see what a difference an Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake can make!
— The patios before were two distinctly different spaces with not much usability on the whole.
Do you have an aging patio in need of new life? Call on Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake to breathe new life into your old outdoor living space!
Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
When you love to entertain, and your outdoor living space consists of a small patio, what do you do? You call North Dallas patio builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake about a bigger patio, that’s what you do. And while you’re working on this, how about covering part of that big patio with a roof and adding an outdoor kitchen and a fire feature, too.
That’s exactly what these North Dallas homeowners did. We understood right away they wanted plenty of entertaining space with amenities to supply their guests’ every need while enjoying the patio.
When You Need It All: The Combination Outdoor Living Space
When you add other structures to your North Dallas patio, what you have is a combination outdoor living space. As you include more elements – the patio cover, outdoor kitchen and the fire pit – the project becomes more than just the sum of its parts. It becomes a cohesive mix of beauty, form and function where everything you need for entertaining friends is within reach. No more running back into the house to cook or retrieve cold food from the refrigerator. You can relax and enjoy your own parties when you have a combination outdoor living space designed and built by Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake.
Luxurious Patio With a Textured Stain and Stamp Surface
To create the larger patio these clients needed, we extended the original concrete patio. Since both the old and new sections of the patio would be uniformly covered with a stain and stamp overlayment, there was no need to demo the original small patio.
For their patio floor, the homeowners selected an ashlar slate stamp and silver mist for the stain color. For the concrete release, which adds a subtle second color to the surface, they chose charcoal gray. The effect is luscious.
An Outdoor Kitchen That all Texas A&M Alums Will Want to Copy
The homeowners had a Texas A&M wall hanging ready to display on the wall, but why stop there? If you look closely, you can see that the handles of their kegerator also boast the school emblem! We suspect that won’t be the end of it. We’d love to check back in a few months’ time to see if we’re correct about that.
We designed a U-shaped outdoor kitchen that includes a grill, sink, refrigerator and kegerator. We were able to build the kitchen structure with bricks matching those of the home’s exterior. Along the outer portion of the U-shaped kitchen, the bricks follow an exquisite diagonal herringbone pattern. The interior side of the outdoor kitchen features the same bricks but laid in a traditional running bond brick pattern. The kitchen countertops are gray Lueders stone, a very popular choice for today’s outdoor kitchens.
A Patio Cover That Lets You Choose: Shade or No Shade, It’s Up To You
Like many of our clients, these homeowners chose to cover part but not all of the large patio. This design allows the ideal situation where family and guests can choose to stay under the patio cover when they want protection from the sun or perhaps rain. When the weather is nice, they have the option of enjoying the uncovered portion of the patio. The ceiling of the patio cover was built with Hardieboard, and we painted it to match the house. The posts for the patio cover are cedar with a dark chocolate stain.
Everybody Loves a Fire Feature!
The North Dallas homeowners opted for a gas-burning fire pit on the patio as well as a seating wall facing it. Both are made of beautiful Granbury chopped stone. For the top surface of the seating wall and the fire pit, we used gray Lueders stone. There is plenty of room around the fire pit for additional seating when needed. Just pull up a chair!
What kind of patio can we build for you? Whether you want a simple patio surface or all the bells and whistles of a combination outdoor living space, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can design the perfect area for your style of relaxing and entertaining outdoors.
Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
If 2018 was as good for you as it was for us, then we are all poised to soar in 2019! As the new year’s calendar pages are already turning, we want to briefly revisit our favorite projects of the past year. We hope these glimpses of our most spectacular 2018 projects provide inspiration for you!
Three Season Room and More in Fort Worth, TX!
These Fort Worth, Texas, homeowners were looking for more use of an outdoor living space. One that they could use for entertaining or private relaxation. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake not only provided a useable space, but multiple areas and custom amenities abound. With only a builder grade patio for outdoor enjoyment, they enlisted our expertise to give them more – so much more!
The design includes a spacious 3-season room with an outdoor fireplace along with a spacious patio and outdoor kitchen area. They’re perfect for relaxing quietly – and perfect for entertaining friends. If you don’t already have one in your outdoor living space, let us design and build the perfect outdoor fireplace or fire pit for your home.
You can read more about this dynamic project in our feature story This is what outdoor living is all about – see this three season room outdoor living combination in Fort Worth, TX.
Southlake, TX, Combination Bi-level Deck, Outdoor Kitchen and Softscape
These Southlake, TX, homeowners called on deck builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake to design and build an elaborate deck and outdoor kitchen adjacent to their pool. Our design included a bi-level deck with Fortress low-maintenance composite decking impervious to moisture. The deck offers areas for preparing food, dining, lounging and gazing into the homeowners’ hypnotic fire table.
To complete this functional and beautiful outdoor living space, we designed and installed a surrounding softscape of shrubs. We even included a seating wall that serves as a planter. What does this tell you? Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can do it all! Whatever it takes to create your ideal outdoor living space … don’t hold back. Tell us everything it will take to make your outdoor areas more functional and more enjoyable.
You can read more about this project in our story Two Outdoor Kitchen Projects Deliver Maximum Poolside Pleasure.
Heath, TX, Combination Patio, Poolside Cabana, Outdoor Kitchen and Outdoor Fireplace
These homeowners in Heath, TX, wanted a deluxe, free-standing poolside cabana with all of the comforts of home. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake designed a covered patio with a large outdoor fireplace, big TV screen and comfortable seating. Outside of the covered area, their patio includes an outdoor kitchen with bar seating, grill, smoker, griddle and refrigerator. This entire project features the beauty of Oklahoma flagstone. While this combination outdoor living space gives you so many more ways to enjoy a pool, you don’t actually need a pool to enjoy the other structures in this project.
Read more about this project in our focus story Poolside Cabana Completes this Ultimate Backyard Getaway Spot in Heath, TX.
Heath, TX, Combination Covered Patio, Outdoor Kitchen, Custom Fire Pit, Waterfall, Pool Improvements, Landscaping and Fence
In this elaborate combination project, you can see that if you have a pool but don’t love the hardscape surrounding it, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can change that for you! We completely redesigned the hardscape for these clients in Heath, TX. Instead of looking at boulders, they now gaze at waterfalls and fire bowls around their pool. This project features the rich beauty of Lueders stone.
These homeowners opted for a fire pit instead of an outdoor fireplace. A semi-circular stone seating wall facing the fire pit lets you know how much they enjoy a fire pit! What you learn from this project is we don’t always have to build everything from scratch. In some cases, we can upgrade or retrofit elements of your original outdoor living space to achieve the effects you desire. In this project, we not only reconfigured the pool surround, we redesigned a patio cover and second-story porch cover to tie existing structures in with newly-added elements.
As you can see, this swoon-worthy backyard project in Heath TX literally has it all!
Your Takeaway for 2019: If You Can Dream It, We Can Build It!
Do you sense a theme? Combination outdoor living spaces are our favorite projects for two reasons. First, they allow us to flex our creative muscles as we work with you to design a complex project pulling together a variety of materials. It’s like putting together a puzzle where we strive to make the most of the way each element of the project impacts and complements the others. Second, we love how a combination project increases our client’s enjoyment of their outdoor living space. Over and over we see that each multi-faceted combination project is so much more than the sum of its parts. Sometimes it amazes us just how true that is.
What outdoor living projects are you contemplating for 2019? Did the projects featured above inspire you? Feel free to make notes of what you like most about these projects, then call Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake to schedule your design consultation. We hope to include your outdoor living project this time next year in our review of 2019 favorites!
Make 2019 your best year ever by calling Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today. Let us bring your outdoor living ideas to life with an outdoor living project custom designed for you! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Sit for a spell and take in the grandeur and every little detail of this spectacular backyard make-over in Heath, Texas. See how Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake took this outdoor living space to the next level in design and function!
— Pick any vantage point to view this stunning Heath TX backyard!
Let’s be honest, this grand home already had a great backyard for entertaining. These Heath, TX, homeowners called on Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake to improve upon the look, features, and function of their space that would truly make it their own. We worked diligently to deliver, from the custom outdoor kitchen to the waterfall, and all the way down to the gorgeous softscapes. Without further ado, let’s take a walk in this dream backyard!
— Custom, complete backyard makeover in Heath, TX.
This outdoor kitchen leaves no stone unturned!
— Outdoor kitchen flanked with expansive bar top, seating, and chopped Lueders stone columns.
The thoughtfully planned outdoor kitchen was created under cover of a custom shed roof with stamp and stain patio area and walkway. The ceiling has a custom pine tongue and groove finish, stained in dark walnut, and includes a ceiling fan, recessed lighting, and a heater/speaker combo.
— The expanse of stamp and stain patio and walkways was created with a flagstone stamp and walnut stain with a charcoal release.
— Heath TX outdoor kitchen with chopped Lueders stone surround.
This L-shaped kitchen space includes a raised backsplash and chocolate Lueders stone top with hand chiseled finish. Included in the multi-color Lueders chopped stone kitchen surround, you will find a grill, burner, sink, and cooler, along with warming, storage, and access drawers. The raised backsplash facilitates an expansive bar top for serving food and drinks.
A custom fire pit is a welcome addition to any outdoor living area!
Next to the kitchen and bar area, you will find an extension of the stamp and stain patio, with a large chopped stone radius seating area around a custom fire pit, which is gas-burning and will further the use of the space for entertaining. What a great backyard area for conversation!
— Lueders chopped stone seating wall and fire pit with hand-chiseled chocolate Lueders stone tops.
An existing covered patio upgrade was in order!
— Existing patio and second story porch re-designs tie them into the surrounding covered spaces.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake revamped the covered patio and second story porch with matching pine tongue and groove ceiling and reconfigured the installation of recessed lighting and ceiling fans. A heater/speaker combo unit was installed on the second story. To further tie in the spaces with the overall design, we added chopped Lueders stone columns with hand chiseled chocolate Lueders tops. Stamp and stain patio extends throughout the ground level patio space.
More patio space? No problem!
— Private patio space with seating area in Heath, TX.
We built an additional hip roof covered patio space to accommodate a seating area by the pool. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake seamlessly tied in the new hip roof over this patio space, with shingles and trim that are a perfect match to the home’s existing finishes. In keeping with the design of the entire space, the stamp and stain patio includes a finished pine tongue and groove ceiling stained in dark walnut with recessed lighting, ceiling fan, and a heater/speaker combination unit. This area is flanked with matching chopped Lueders stone columns with hand chiseled chocolate Lueders stone tops. We installed curtain rods and hung outdoor curtains for privacy within the space, which also includes a wall-mounted TV for additional outdoor entertainment options.
Waterfall and pool improvements, landscaping, and cedar fence round off this backyard makeover!
— Chopped stone waterfall wall and walk-in entry to Heath TX pool.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake demolished the existing boulders on the waterfall around the pool, and replaced all water lines. We installed a matching chopped Lueders stone wall with flagstone tops and coping on the waterfall wall. We added four cascading waterfalls and two gorgeous natural gas fire bowls in oil-rubbed bronze with fire glass rock. Not mention re-plastering the entire pool with medium-blue plaster to ensure a spa-like experience any time of the day! We also added 2” flagstone tile to the new concrete edge and walk-in entry into the pool. The walk-in entry has no edges for a smooth transition. We replaced the stone and coping around the hot tub with multi-colored chopped Lueders stone and matching flagstone caps and coping.
— Heath, TX pool with cascading Lueders stone waterfalls, fire bowls, and flagstone cap.
— Multi-colored chopped Lueders stone hot tub with flagstone top and waterfall edge.
— Chopped Lueders stone landscaping border wall with 2” flagstone tops and coping.
Our landscaping installation included a custom multi-colored Lueders stone border with flagstone caps. We installed gem magnolia trees for privacy, along with Mexican Feather Grass, Agave’s Whale Tongue, White Yucca, Lavender, and Texas Purple Sage.
— Spacious patio area with custom cedar fence around pool equipment in Heath, TX.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake provided an additional custom and functional element to this expansive backyard area by way of an L-shaped cedar fence to hide and protect the pool equipment. The fence is completely enclosed and includes a latching gate.
Before & After
If you are looking to revamp your already great backyard area, and make it fabulous from edge to edge, call on Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake. We can design your ideal outdoor living spaces to flow for ultimate function and to complement the design of your existing home. If your finishes are becoming outdated, or you see yourself using your backyard more often with a custom design to meet your outdoor living and entertaining needs, we will help bring your dream outdoor living area (or areas) to life!
Do you have a great backyard that you are ready to take to an all new level of luxurious outdoor living? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living ideals to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake gave these Fort Worth homeowners a totally custom outdoor living combination that will have them longing to stay at home to enjoy the custom amenities!
These Fort Worth, Texas, homeowners were looking for more use of an outdoor living space. One that they could use for entertaining or private relaxation. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake not only provided a useable space, but multiple areas and custom amenities abound. With only a builder grade patio for outdoor enjoyment, they enlisted our expertise to give them more – so much more!
We’ll begin with the custom Eze-Breeze 3-season room. We were able to attach the outdoor room to the home, matching the gable roof line of the existing home. Important to the addition of a new 3-season room is materials matching. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake carefully matched the existing home’s brick and Hardie board siding and trim to create a cohesive aesthetic. The homeowners chose complementary colors for their Eze-Breeze windows, with beige trim and smoke grey screens. The interior of three season was custom designed with a stain and stamp patio floor in Ashlar Slate pattern, chopped Oklahoma builder stone, custom walnut-stained cedar plank mantel, and a Western fireplace insert with a remote. Other true custom elements really set this room apart, such as the walnut-stained tongue and groove ceiling, French doors to the patio, and large custom Eze-Breeze window openings. See for yourself how every small design detail works to create a collectively beautiful space!
In the market for a Fort Worth three season room builder? Look to Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake for all your outdoor living needs!
— French doors open to create one open area between the 3-season room and patio in this Fort Worth outdoor living space!
— Look at the stunning custom masonry details on the room’s exterior.
— Beautiful cedar tongue and groove ceiling, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, chopped stone fireplace façade, and gable windows set the tone for this custom Fort Worth outdoor living area!
— Stamp and stain flooring is a beautiful complement to this Fort Worth 3-season room – just look at those colors!
— Extra-wide Eze-Breeze window openings with custom beige trim.
The custom patio boasts an outdoor kitchen fit for hosting parties or private enjoyment! Kitchen amenities include a grill, cooktop, refrigerator, and storage drawer. The total area of the kitchen is 15 feet, and the grey lueder stone creates a large area for food prep. The built-in grill surround was made with chopped stone to match the fireplace inside the 3-season room. The patio floor flows from inside the 3-season room, pulling the two separate spaces together perfectly. The custom pergola hangs atop the outdoor kitchen/patio area and was attached with sky lifts, eliminating the need for posts. The shingle top pergola has a tongue and groove ceiling with large exposed beams to further the overall design aesthetic. It’s beautiful from the inside, and protected from outside! A large ceiling fan was installed underneath the pergola for added air circulation on hot days – but it also packs a custom design punch!
— Custom Fort Worth TX outdoor kitchen with stain and stamp patio and pergola roof.
Looking for a Fort Worth outdoor kitchen builder? Look no further than Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake!
— Grill out, eat out…right outside your back door! This chopped stone outdoor kitchen is the perfect usable amenity and it’s beautiful besides!
— Custom tongue & groove ceiling and a ceiling fan are functional and designer elements on this Fort Worth patio with outdoor kitchen!.
— Fort Worth patio with outdoor kitchen.
— Custom Fort Worth pergola, attached to the roof of the 3-season room with sky lifts, attached to the roof – no posts to trip on or run into at night!
In addition to the 3-season room and outdoor kitchen, we installed stain and stamp walkways from the front yard to the back, for easy travel when guests arrive!
— Custom serpentine walkways adorn both sides of the home allowing for easy travel from the front yard to the back, and back again. This will be helpful for large parties and cookouts, where folks can enter from the front gate, and go directly to the back yard!
See the before photo:
— This beautiful home had only a cramped builder grade patio before!
Are you looking for a 3-season room, patio, and outdoor kitchen builder? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake transformed this outdoor living area into a space that the whole family can enjoy, day or night.
These Lakewood homeowners imagined themselves getting much more enjoyment out of their fabulous backyard area, so they called on us to offer a family-friendly, stylish solution. Before we arrived on the scene, this family had but a stoop by their home – a basic means of traveling to and from their back yard. With children, they needed a space for playtime right outside their door. For themselves, a spot to relax while the kids are at play. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake provided for those needs and more!
— Low-maintenance Lakewood deck.
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We offered this family a low-maintenance outdoor living space with a beautiful Fortress deck. They chose two decking material colors, which beautifully complement their home’s brick exterior. The deck was built using Sahara Sand with framing and accents in Tiger Cove, creating a unique and stylish aesthetic. This composite deck will see this family through many years of use, offering fade, impact, and scratch resistance for their busy outdoor living style.
We offer custom capabilities to set your Lakewood deck apart from the rest!
— Custom Sahara Sand Fortress deck with Tiger Cove framing accents.
Further customization of this low-maintenance deck includes enclosing one side with Fortress railings providing low-voltage riser lighting for use after dark. Extra-wide steps will accommodate much foot traffic for play dates, birthday parties, and any other occasion — and, these steps are so accommodating, even the pecan-swiping resident squirrels might get ample use of them alongside this Lakewood family! At Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, we will build your new Lakewood outdoor living area to accommodate your whole family and guests – invited or not.
— Two-tone, low-maintenance Dallas deck and railing with low-voltage riser lights.
You don’t have to settle for unaccommodating outdoor living spaces in Lakewood.
If you live in the Lakewood area, you are used to seeing stately homes, mature trees, and wonderful backyard spaces. If your older Lakewood home has a perfunctory stoop or underutilized concrete patio pad, call on Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake to build an updated, usable, and stylish outdoor living space. Allow us to build the perfect outdoor living space for your home and specific needs!
— Before – a humble stoop and sidewalk utilized for outdoor seating.
Are you looking for a deck builder for your Lakewood home? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake rejuvenates this beautiful home front to back!
— Front entryway boasts new Travertine in walnut and noche – so inviting!
When we saw this stately Heath, Texas home, we knew that we wouldn’t have to perform a total tear-down and re-build of their outdoor spaces. We simply saw a beautiful home in need of a few particular updates. This was not so much a story about a diamond in the rough, but more along the lines of polishing up what was already beautiful. For Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, it is not always about a total makeover, and this home is a testament to how the right design and materials and quality workmanship can bring outdoor areas up to par.
These Heath, TX homeowners were looking to breathe life back into what had become slightly outdated tile on their front porch entryway. The existing tile was very dark and had a very inorganic feel to it. The grid layout did not play well against the very organic feel of the multi-colored brick façade, and we worked to find a way to complement the saturated colors of the brick and the dark door and windows, without clashing or overpowering either. With that in mind, a combination of walnut and noche Travertine was the chosen medium. The mix of light and medium earth tones is a great way to create a whisper of pattern and movement without becoming too busy. We think you’ll agree that this home now has a warm and inviting front porch entryway.
— Random pattern mixing is a breeze with softly colored Travertine and is a winning combination for multi-colored brick.
When sun protection is a question, a custom pergola is always the answer.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a typical Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake project if we didn’t include backyard amenities updates, and that we did! As with the front of this classic brick home, the backyard was well-appointed but required resuscitation. We built a stand-out custom cedar pergola, which we stained dark walnut, in perfect contrast with lighter stone elements surrounding it. The pergola boasts standard 8”x 8” posts and beautiful chopped stone columns with flagstone tops. The same materials were used to build the seating wall on the exterior of the pergola, which will not only provide seating but also a bit of privacy. Decorative hardware provides the perfect ornamentation on the rustic-looking cedar. The pergola also has an oversized ceiling fan for maximum airflow on hot days!
— Cedar pergola with decorative brackets and oversized ceiling fan.
Stamp and stain custom patio brings harmony to the entire space.
We didn’t stop with just a pergola and seating wall, though! The home had an extensive aggregate concrete patio, accompanied by a tile patio in the covered areas. We replaced the concrete and extended the patio, all with stamp and stain. In the covered area, we removed the old tile and replaced it with a stamp and stain overlay to match the exterior patio expanse. The stamp was created with Roman Slate texture, with 4’ x 3’ custom cut tile. Each tile section was done by hand, and grinders were used to create the borders. We stained with an interior mix of bone and ivory and outlined the border in walnut stain for contrast.
— Stamp and stain patio brings the entire space together.
At Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, we can breathe life back into your aging or outdated outdoor amenities. If your home is classic, but your outdoor living areas are beginning to feel vintage, we can help. Call on us to take your aged finishes from expired to inspired!
If you have a beautiful home and outdoor living space that needs rejuvenation, such as entryway and backyard updates, contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Archadeck of NE Dallas – Southlake not only brought this home’s exterior façade anew but added comfort and energy savings to boot.
— Farmer’s Branch TX home before Archadeck of NE Dallas Southlake began
Well, if this project doesn’t inspire change, we don’t know what will! These Farmer’s Branch homeowners were ready for a revamp and Archadeck of NE Dallas Southlake metamorphosed this home’s exterior into a truly superior outdoor living space. That’s why we say, “It’s never just a pergola.” We constructed a beautiful pergola for this home, but we also upgraded exterior finishes, such as removing the original cedar siding and replacing it with 48” x 96” SmartSide panels. This, of course, modernized the exterior of the home, but is also a more energy efficient and low maintenance siding choice, when compared to traditional cedar! The new vertical siding kept with the original aesthetic, but the lighter finish brought about remarkable change. We love the stunning contrast between the cedar and the light gray exterior!
— Farmer’s Branch Pergola by Archadeck of NE Dallas Southlake
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— Farmer’s Branch pergola with a cantilever design
This gorgeous structure was custom tailored for these Farmer’s Branch homeowners. The cedar custom pergola boasts standard 8”x8” posts, decorative brackets and bracing, and two ceiling fans for maximum comfort on hot summer days. For ensured driveway clearance, we provided a cantilever design, allowing the post to be set back eight feet. This pergola provides a beautiful and functional seating area, ideally situated by the pool with easy access to the inside of the home.
— Decorative brackets give great contrast against cedar
Each of our projects has its own challenges, and some might even be chiefly remembered for their challenges. On this Farmer’s Branch pergola project, however, we saw opportunity. We often speak of extending indoor spaces to the outdoors, but here we threw in a bit of the opposite. The back of the home features glass doors and windows with transoms, which allowed for a lot of natural light – and with that light, heat! Now that the shade of the pergola extends to the interior, these homeowners will benefit from a more comfortable indoor space on full-sun days and will see energy cost savings.
Archadeck of NE Dallas Southlake is your premier Dallas patio builder
— Farmer’s Branch patio with a view
We didn’t stop with the pergola and exterior façade updates! We also provided a custom stamp and stain patio. We chose a flagstone stamp, and used two-color pecan and dark walnut stain to achieve a unique contrast that makes the flagstone pattern pop.
— Farmer’s Branch TX patio – custom stamp and stain
At Archadeck of NE Dallas Southlake, we aim to offer you an outdoor living space that will not only beautify your home but also add value to the way you live there – inside and out. With a custom-built patio and pergola, we can achieve a unique living area, no matter how you prefer to spend time in it. Pergolas are a fantastic solution to sweltering, full-sun days that you might otherwise spend indoors. Keep in mind the added benefits of shade on the exterior of your home, and how it might improve life inside.
Is your outdoor living space in the Dallas area in need of renewal with a gorgeous patio and pergola? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
This Dallas, TX backyard undergoes a total transformation
— Dallas backyard before Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake began the project.
If you have ever purchased a home, you have likely weighed the advantages and disadvantages of having a spacious backyard. Seeing a large, open space right outside our back door can elicit visions of birthday parties, holiday cookouts, and other sorts of outdoor entertaining opportunities. It’s exciting to imagine all the memories we might make in our own backyard. At Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, our job is to help you realize your vision, and build an outdoor living space tailored to your home and lifestyle. Recently, we helped these Dallas homeowners accomplish their ideal outdoor entertainment space with a custom covered patio with style and amenities abound!
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is the premier Dallas cabana builder
It all began with a blank slate but soon became so much more. This custom Dallas backyard cabana features a gable with hip roof, as well as an attached shed roof atop the eat-in space. Speaking of space, this cabana boasts separate areas for cooking, eating, and TV viewing and conversation. These homeowners can host outdoor dinner parties, without relying one iota on interior kitchen or dining amenities. The outdoor kitchen area includes a Turbo grill and freezer with stainless steel accessories, such as a towel holder and access panel with drawers. The kitchen is outfitted with extra electrical outlets for added convenience.
— Dallas outdoor kitchen and living combination.
— Cook, eat, and relax in this outdoor living combination.
This Dallas covered patio is a stunning example in outdoor living design. The gorgeous cabana ceiling is pine tongue and groove with oil-based walnut stain. To achieve dramatic contrast and a truly custom aesthetic, the cabana’s ceiling beams and support posts were stained dark chocolate. The stain and stamp patio floor was created with Ashlar slate stamp and platinum grey and charcoal stain. This treatment was also given to an existing adjacent patio. Coordinating Lueders stone was applied to kitchen worktops, fireplace mantel, and atop the stone columns. The outdoor fireplace, columns, and kitchen built-in vertical surface were all created with Granbury chopped stone, achieving perfect contrast with the warm, dark wood colors used in the structure. Three custom-laid flagstone walkways invite family and guests to this gorgeous outdoor living space.
If backyard entertaining is your goal, we want to be your Dallas cabana builder
— Dallas backyard cabana by Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake.
Softly colored wicker furnishings and blonde wood dining set lend themselves to a casual elegance. Two ceiling fans, a beautiful six-light chandelier, and four recessed can lights work in direct contrast with the lighter colors of the furniture, complementing the dark wood beams and will help cool and light the space when needed. Additional lighting is offered from multiple single-bulb light sconces attached to the wood posts. This living space really accomplishes the ideal in outdoor living, entertainment, and relaxation!
— Striking contrast in building materials and finishes create a custom outdoor living space.
You can view more images of this amazing project in our Houzz galleries.
Are you ready to transform your own backyard into the ultimate outdoor entertainment space with a Dallas backyard cabana? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Agustin & Amanda Garza
When it comes to outdoor living, few things are as pleasurable as preparing food and dining outdoors with family and friends. That is – at least – until you consider the added ambiance an outdoor fireplace can provide. The crackle of a wood-burning fire on a cool evening, the hypnotic glow of embers and the aromas are all reason enough to consider the addition of a fire feature to your Dallas-Southlake-area backyard. And, having the convenience of an outdoor kitchen/grill area in close proximity, or located within, your outdoor living space isn’t too shabby either! Now, combine all the elements these two structures provide and their sum can be seen in our newest Euless, TX, outdoor design.
— Side and rear views of the project.
For this project, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake extended the homeowners existing patio with brushed concrete. In addition to the added outdoor living space, we also designed and built a custom outdoor kitchen with a grill top and bar area and majestic custom stone fireplace. There is even a spot above the fireplace’s mantel for hanging a flat screen so the homeowners can enjoy endless movie nights, sporting events and their favorite TV shows — don’t forget the popcorn!
The stone used to build the bar area and fireplace is all chopped Oklahoma stone with integrated Autumn Brown masonry bricks to match the home. We used native Lueders stone for all the horizontal surfacing. Since Lueders limestone originates from a well-established stone quarry in North Texas. Lueders stone has a range of colors and textures showcasing abundant neutral shades. For this project, we were able to choose a hue that complimented both the existing home and all the hardscape elements present in this design.
As a final touch to this already amazing new and improved outdoor oasis, the homeowners will be adding an Equinox pergola overhead in the weeks ahead. The addition of the pergola will add depth, dimension and shade options to their little slice of heaven in their Euless backyard!
Are ready to enjoy all your backyard has to offer? Contact Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake today to bring your outdoor living visions to life! Contact us today at 972-904-3325 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your design consultation.
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Not all outdoor living projects are created the same, nor should they be!
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we understand that not all outdoor living needs are the same. Homes, families, and communities come in many shapes and sizes, and so do our projects. Many variables dictate the size of each project, and we are here to serve your specific requirements, understanding that every project will not be large in scale. Just because a project is small, though, does not mean that it doesn’t deserve the same planning, design, and attention to detail. We would like to help Northeast Dallas-Southlake families of all needs build the outdoor living space of their dreams. Allow our expertise in decks, patios, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, and outdoor fire features work for you!
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, Your Dallas-Southlake Patio, Deck & Pergola Builder
1. How much would you like to spend on your new outdoor living space?
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we understand that projects first and foremost come with budgets in mind. Everyone has an idea of how much they can afford to spend, and we are here to accommodate those types of projects, as well as ones with much larger budgets. Maybe you would like a covered area, where you can spend warm-weather months outside without being in direct sunlight. If you cannot splurge on a large covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, consider a smaller-scale deck with a pergola area to protect you from the elements. Your project doesn’t have to be over-the-top – it must be what you prefer, for a price that you can afford. We’ve got you covered! We are a premier Dallas-Southlake pergola builder, and we have something for budget-minded clients like you.
2.How large is your home and existing outdoor living space?
If you live in an 8,000 square-foot home, obviously the size of your new outdoor living project will be larger, to complement the size of your home and property. But what if you live in a home that is 2,000 square feet, and you are limited by the size of your lot? Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake has you covered there too! We can design and build a covered patio, pergola, or outdoor fire feature project that will suit the size of your home and property. We will use our same high-quality products and expert planners and builders to help you achieve a superb small-scale outdoor living space of your dreams.
3. Does your homeowners’ association have building limits?
Many planned communities have homeowners’ associations that govern building additions – in size and materials used. It is incumbent on homeowners to research their HOA’s exact specifications before planning to build onto their homes. Many times, guidelines will call out types of acceptable building additions – covered patios, uncovered paver patios, pergolas, and the like might be required to be kept small, as to not draw attention or to fit the overall design guidelines of the community. If you live in such a community and must keep your outdoor kitchen or outdoor fireplace within a smaller size range, we can still help you plan and build an area the whole neighborhood will approve.
4. What’s your personal preference for outdoor living?
For smaller families, or older individuals, who do not wish to care for a large-scale outdoor living space, smaller projects are a must. If you do not host get-togethers or family reunions, you likely want a more quaint or private area for spending personal time outdoors. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can provide a small, solitary get-away right outside your back door. Sip your morning coffee in solitude or have a glass of wine with your thoughts in the evening hours on your small covered patio, or under your custom pergola on your new deck. If this sounds more to your liking, we can help! Your home and its surroundings are your sanctuaries, and your personal needs are paramount when planning a personalized space.
5. How much time will you be able to spend in your new outdoor living space?
We get it – folks are busy! Some of us work very long hours. We might not see the need for a large outdoor living area simply because it will have limited use, but that doesn’t mean that you are not deserving of a place of respite. You might be inclined to build a patio with a fireplace, where you can kick up your feet for relaxation after a long week at work or traveling for work. We all need a space to unwind and shed the stresses of the outside world. Imagine a Friday night with your significant other or best friend, having takeout food and wine, while watching the flames dance around in your new outdoor fireplace. Imagine reading the Sunday paper on a crisp Autumn morning in front of your custom fireplace. Some of us have only a few hours per week to spend in such reflection, and Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can provide a space to fit into those needs.
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we believe that size does matter! If you are looking for someone to build a custom, small-scale outdoor living space to suit your budget, lot size, or personal needs, we are here to help you on that journey. Contact us today at (972) 904–3325 or email us at [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Do you remember the project in Rockwall, TX, featuring an exquisite covered patio and Flagstone outdoor fireplace?
If you frequent our blog, it is likely that this stunning outdoor living compilation was hard to forget. Earlier in the season, we chronicled the progress of this multi-phased project in the story This Rockwall, TX, covered patio and seating wall — celebration central — is just the beginning.
Now, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake invites you to join us as we revisit this project as phase 2 draws to a close…
The first phase of this design began with addition of the covered patio featuring a custom stone seating wall and outdoor fireplace. This second, and final phase, of the project entailed the addition of two custom cedar pergolas flanking either side of the covered patio connected by a pergola-styled breezeway across the back. The image (above), taken from the rear of the property really puts the scale of this outdoor living space into perspective:
Take a look at these images documenting the phases to completion:
The homeowners have already begun installing irrigation, pathways, planting herbs, ornamentals and other plant material within the pergola areas in order to fulfill their vision of a holistic backyard oasis!
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake wants you to know you don’t have to delay creating your ideal backyard retreat any longer. We offer a phased building program that allows you to construct your outdoor living space combination project in phases as your lifestyle and budget permit just as this project details.
Please allow us to explain how our phased building program works…
We start by working directly with you, the client, to put your vision of your ideal backyard retreat as the master plan including all structures to be incorporated within the design. With this complete project design in hand, phase one is selected. This typically is the portion of the design closest to the home, maximizing the structural anchoring of this entire space to the residence. As was the case with this project, phase one was the covered patio addition and fireplace which was closest to the home. A clear master plan allows us to work out engineering, designing and building specifics for your complete outdoor space in phases permitting more efficient future additions or amendments. To ensure a unified outdoor environment, the structural integrity, traffic flow and ultimate function of each portion of the structure are priority considerations during each phase of building. Additionally, the advance planning of your backyard design saves time and money as it enables us to work closely with any supplemental contractors you may need for this project (i.e. utility contractors, pool company or landscaper). As the homeowner, having this freedom to build your ideal backyard in stages makes it easier on your budget and lifestyle.
If you have a vision of your dream backyard but you’re not ready to complete it all at one time, our phased building program is the perfect answer. We can bring the backyard of your dreams to life one beautiful stage at a time!
Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904–3325 or email us at [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
If you have a pool at your home, then these photos are your inspiration for adding a poolside cabana with an outdoor kitchen, comfy seating, bar seating, television and outdoor fireplace. Oh my! This combination outdoor living project in Heath, TX, represents customized outdoor living at its finest, and we are thrilled to show it off to you.
These Heath, TX, homeowners had a beautiful pool complemented by gorgeous landscaping—don’t you just love those ornamental grasses! They wanted to create their own getaway location next to the pool by adding an outdoor kitchen and so much more … They called on Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake to design the perfect free-standing cabana to include everything but the kitchen sink. It literally has everything within it but the kitchen sink.
We are huge fans of anchoring an outdoor kitchen with a large stone fireplace. The clients chose to use the same stone, Oklahoma flagstone, throughout. Even the kitchen counter surface is made of flagstone, as is the bar. The patio floor is stain-and-stamp concrete using a flagstone pattern stamp. It’s got to be one of the most beautiful stain-and-stamp concrete patios we have built. The color of the patio picks up all the right notes from the flagstone used for the fireplace and outdoor kitchen.
The outdoor kitchen is complete with a smoker, a grill and a griddle surface, too. Would you like pancakes after your morning swim? The kitchen backsplash includes electrical outlets for blenders and the like. Would you like smoothies after your afternoon swim? What you can’t see in these photos is the refrigerator; it’s tucked under the bar, behind the comfy chairs. Would you like cocktails after your evening swim?
Topping off the cabana is a rich pine tongue-&-groove ceiling with exposed beams stained in dark chocolate. The roof is shingled to match the home. Lanterns on the dark chocolate posts at each corner and recessed lights in the ceiling, along with a ceiling fan, provide the necessary comforts. Family members and guests now have a shady outdoor room where they can escape the sun’s UV rays after swimming. And with a television in the midst of all this, no one will have to choose between enjoying the family barbeque and the watching the big game. There is always going to be a big game.
What would it take to create your ultimate backyard getaway? Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904–3325 or email us at [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Wow. The Before and After photos tell the whole story here. These Dallas, TX, homeowners went from having no place to put their grill to having a luxurious Ipe deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and fire feature. They more than doubled the size of their outdoor living space by adding this deck and outdoor kitchen combination to their existing covered porch.
The first thing we have to take a look at here is the beautiful deck made of Ipe, an exotic Brazilian hardwood pronounced “ee-pay.” Ipe, probably the most beautiful wood used for decks, has warm, rich tones and is known for its durability. This hardwood deck will stand up to heavy traffic, and Ipe will not decay. It is naturally rot and insect resistant. As a result, Ipe is longer-lasting than cedar and requires relatively little maintenance. If the homeowners want their deck to keep its original rich tones, they will need to seal it periodically or treat it with deck oil, but unlike softwoods, it will never require staining. If untreated, an Ipe deck will weather to a rich, silver patina.
Have you noticed the railing along the deck? At first you might think you see thin pickets or balusters, but take another look and you will see reflections in the balusters. That’s right, they are glass. This is the Fortress Pure View Railing, and you don’t have to worry about obstructing the view with this one!
Something else to notice on the deck are the tiny recessed deck lights on the stair risers. Hardly bigger than a thumbprint, these little LED lights provide enough illumination to increase safety on the steps without creating any glare or light pollution.
Our clients love to entertain, and they now have an outdoor kitchen with a Bull grill and a Big Green Egg smoker. For the base of the outdoor kitchen they selected white brick to match the home’s exterior—and doesn’t the white brick remind you of the very popular subway tile? The outdoor kitchen features granite countertops, but the star of the show has to be the 60" fire tray on the bar. Of course, the daytime photo doesn’t do it justice, so you’ll have to use your imagination. This fire feature is stunning at night.
The homeowners are pleased with the amount of space they have added to their outdoor entertaining area. While the original porch is covered, the deck is open to the stars, so they now have an open space when they want it and shade when they need protection from the sun or rain.
How can we transform your outdoor living space? Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904–3325 or email us at [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Choosing a reliable, professional outdoor living structure company can be difficult. How can you really be sure you are choosing the right company for your project? Custom design and experience in the Dallas-Southlake market along with attention to quality and detail are all important factors to consider.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither should your anticipated outdoor living addition. Keep in mind, that quality and true craftsmanship require time and expertise. With this in mind, here are the top reasons choosing Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake for your outdoor living space endeavor is definitely worth the wait…
Better Building by Design
The design of an outdoor structure isn’t just about a layout and the build. It is a reflection of your personality. It is an extension of your outdoor lifestyle and how you imagine yourself and family living in the space. Choosing a builder that will custom design your project to match your needs down to every last detail will leave you thankful you waited.
An outdoor living space project build has a lot of moving parts. With an experienced project manager, like Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, your build will progress smoothly and on schedule. In some cases, one of our specialized teams may have to be brought in to get part of the project completed. This can include plumbers, painters, electricians, roofing contractors among others. The right project management team will ensure your outdoor structure(s) are completed within the scheduled timeframe of your build.
Research to find a professional Dallas patio, deck or porch builder is part of the due diligence process. What do the most trusted sites have to say about the company? Do their reviews hold up to the standard you’re looking for in a builder? In both instances, they absolutely should. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is proud of our 5-star Google review rating and our 5-star review rating on Houzz.
Enjoyment Past This Season
Getting your outdoor living space project completed in time to enjoy this season is a common concern. But what about next year’s outdoor living season and countless years to come? From graduations, bridal or baby showers to becoming the family gathering hub, this outdoor living space is going to be well-loved and appreciated year after year. So give it the time it deserves to be built right the first time and know that it is all worth the wait to get the perfect family space to enjoy for many years to come.
Understanding Restrictions Pertaining To Your Project
A set back in design or build can always have a solution if you’re working with the right professional builder. Archadeck’s national design team assists in the engineering of your project. Keeping your safety as the main focus, assistance to determine how much weight a column or beam can hold based off the soil in your yard is just one example of how the national design team lends a hand. As part of understanding your project timeline, know that we must submit architectural renderings and specifications to local permitting agencies, either city or county, depending on where you live. Sometimes we encounter delays at these agencies. The permitting process is unpredictable. If zoning issues arise, additional action is required.
We Are Looking Out For YOU!
No matter the project, know that you are in trusted hands with us. Your project will be backed by three national warranties. The first is the Workmanship Warranty which covers defects within the material used such as splitting, severe warping, leaking roofs or shifting patio pavers. The second warranty will cover defects within the structural components and is what we refer to as the Structural Warranty. Footings, patio base material, columns, beams and joint are a few structural components included on the warranty. Last but not least, any manufactured items will be covered under the terms of the Manufactured Warranty including pressure treated lumber, windows, pavers or any outdoor kitchen components.
Having the expertly-designed and quality-built outdoor oasis you have dreamed about is worth the wait! The most important timing factor for your new outdoor living project is when you first make the point of contact to schedule your design consultation. The sooner you start the process, the sooner your new patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, pergola (or combination of these) will be completed.
Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Are you looking for a backyard experience that laughs at the threat of rain or inclement weather? Or an outdoor living space that offers shade and respite from the hot Texas sun? A place where you and your family can gather in comfort to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors without the dangers of sunburn?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you are in the right place. Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is your covered porch and patio expert. Many North Texas homeowners look for our guidance as to the type of porch or patio cover best suits their needs. Consulting an experienced builder, like Archadeck, is the key to success in this area. Your existing home’s structure will often dictate where we can tie in and what type of roof will work best for your project. Existing roof lines, dormers, windows, bump out areas such as bay windows and many other factors are considered as part of our design suggestion.
When considering a roofed addition of any kind you have to consider the potential for loss of light in your home. A screened porch may reduce the amount of natural light that enters your home. Take into consideration how much light you want within your porch and what means you wish to use to obtain that light. To secure the flow of natural light that flows into your home, you may consider one or more skylights if you want to reduce the amount of light you lose within the rooms adjacent to your new addition. Our recent covered patio addition in Garland, TX, does just that — the space features four (4) skylights in the design.
The skylights allow light to not only flow into the home but also into the patio itself. This allows for valuable illumination when using the grill and smoker area, which we also custom built for the space.
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is a national company. Our engineers’ design all the structural details of how each project is to be built whereas a lot of companies let the carpenters make the decision. In the field is where theory turns to practicality and having the right contractor can ensure the integrity of your new porch and your existing home. The goal is to have a cohesive design that looks original to your home. A successful project ends with a quality structure that harmonizes with all the elements of your home and landscape.
Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Everyone has heard that old advice about buying real estate and how location means everything. Seasoned realtors are known to tout Location, location, location when showing prospective properties to clients. At Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, we offer some comparable advice when it comes to the planning and construction of a new outdoor living space to your home and that is Timing, timing, timing.
Naturally, many people think of building outdoor projects during the outdoor living season, when the weather is nice and they want to spend time outside, but sometimes it can be challenging to hire a quality contractor during this time. Choosing to secure your project details early has many advantages. That is why I am often stumped when a customer has their preliminary plan in place and says we will just wait to sign their contract in order to confirm moving ahead with their project.
From our experience as an outdoor living space designer and builder, procrastinating to begin your project can mean waiting longer to enjoy your finished space. Any reputable contractor will have some lead time before they can begin construction on your project. In addition, there are many timing factors that are beyond our control and moving ahead will prevent less hold up of your anticipated project.
The timing factors you cannot control
When you sign a contract with us to build your project, we will add your project to our construction schedule. Keep in mind that we have other jobs underway in the NE Dallas and Southlake areas. This means more projects, with signed contracts, which are scheduled to begin in the order they are confirmed.
Before we build anything, we work with you to design the outdoor living space you’ve dreamed of. The design process may take several iterations from rough sketches to polished 3-D renderings. Some clients think of elements they want to add or change each time they see a new version of their design. That’s okay because it’s your home. But each change must go back through the drafting department to get added to the architectural renderings.
When the design is finalized, we also finalize all of your material choices including the type and color of pavers, woods, decking boards; specific stone selections planters, seating walls or fireplace; porch ceilings, railings, pillars and beams, etc. Knowing what materials you want enables us to give you an exact quote for your project. At that point we can sign the contract and schedule the job.
We must submit architectural renderings and specifications to local permitting agencies, either city or county, depending on where you live. Sometimes we encounter delays at these agencies. The permitting process is unpredictable. If zoning issues arise, additional action is required. You may have to meet with a zoning board, and you must get on their calendar a certain number of days in advance of their meeting. If you just miss getting on the agenda, you may have to wait a month until the next zoning board meeting.
Does your community or neighborhood require Homeowners Association approval of your construction plans? How often does this group meet, and how far in advance do you need to notify them of your plans?
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake special orders many of the materials we use from reliable vendors we have worked with for years. Many of the desired materials are not available at your nearby home improvement stores or, in some cases, we can get much better prices through our vendors. While we can usually predict when materials will arrive, every now and then we encounter delays.
Despite the Dallas and Southlake areas mild climate, every season has its share of bad-weather days that can set a construction schedule back. Mother Nature is unpredictable.
As you have gathered from the details outlined above, you cannot call a contractor in May to build a project you plan to start enjoying that same month. With so many factors beyond your — and our — control, the timing works out best if you begin planning farther ahead.
— Isn’t it time you called Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake and start living the outdoor lifestyle you deserve?
The most important timing factor for your new outdoor living project is when you first make the point of contact schedule your design consultation. The sooner you start the process, the sooner your new patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, pergola (or combination of these) will be completed. That’s why you should go ahead and get started now, while spring is fresh in the air. Before you know it, summer will be here! If you take steps now to begin setting up the project, you’ll be showing off your new outdoor living space in no time at all!
Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Here at Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, we know that your outdoor living space is more than just a space. It is an area where you will gather with family and friends to create cherished memories, it is your go to spot for relaxation and an area that improves the value of your home along with your quality of life. With this in mind, we want to explore why our custom designed and built decks are more than just decks…
Dallas Low-Maintenance Decks
Whether you are inquiring about redecking an existing deck or want to build a new deck singularly or as part of an outdoor living combination space, we have a large menu of decking material options. Many Dallas and Southlake-area residents are making the change from wood to low-maintenance synthetic decking. These include composite, vinyl and PVC. As your Dallas deck builder, we get many requests for this type of decking because of their longevity and to reduce the amount of maintenance these decks require.
Fortress decking is one of the low-maintenance decking brands we offer at Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake.
This recent poolside deck and outdoor kitchen addition in Southlake, TX, was built with Fortress low-maintenance composite decking. The Fortress decking boards are capped on all four sides to protect against mold and moisture—making it the perfect material for a poolside deck.
Dallas Wooden Decks
Wooden decks remain the traditional choice for deck building. Wood is still a beautiful and sturdy choice. We do offer select-grade pressure treated Pine for wooden deck projects. We also offer the Brazilian hardwood Ipe, along with other upscale hardwoods for our deck designs.
Dallas Deck Amenities
Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake prides itself on creating truly unique one-of-a-kind decks. Our decks not only address your specific functionality goal and harmonize with your existing Dallas or Southlake-area home and landscape, they also turn heads because they just aren’t your typical deck addition.
Your new or upgraded Dallas deck design doesn’t end with choosing the type of decking you’d like either. Customizing your deck means big design decisions such as staircase position and style, railing color & type and skirting. Taking you custom deck a step farther, there are more design amenities available to improve the livability and aesthetics of your structure, these include but are not limited to privacy screens, integrated deck lighting, pergolas, planters, built-in seating, custom fire features, outdoor kitchens and more!
Contact us today for a design consultation— the call and the consultation is free, but the benefits you will get from your new deck or outdoor living space or combination project are priceless! You can reach us at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Every now and then we see an outdoor living space that is so beautiful we wonder how the homeowners can tear themselves away to go back into the house. This combination project in the Los Colinas area of Irving, TX, consisting of an outdoor fireplace and large pergola, is one such project.
Credit for this amazing project is to be shared between the homeowners, for their beautiful patio décor, and Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, for our beautiful fireplace and pergola design. Together we made a great team!
The homeowners’ patio was already in place, and our job was to build an outdoor fireplace at the edge of the patio and a large cedar pergola for shade overhead. The design challenge we encountered was at the point where one of the pergola’s posts would have stood too close to the clients’ back door. So we made some adjustments, resulting in an unusual pergola, but the pergola itself is so beautiful you hardly notice there’s something different about it.
Typically we design a pergola with a horizontal shade structure overhead supported by a post at each of the structure’s four corners. In this case, one of the pergola’s corners is fairly close to the home’s back door. If we had built a post there, it would have made passage through the back door difficult. Not impossible, but difficult. We tinkered with the pergola design until we hit upon a solution: move the post away from the pergola’s corner.
If you look closely at the photographs, you can see that one of the posts is 5 feet away from the corner it’s supporting. That portion of the pergola’s horizontal structure is cantilevered above the point where it approaches the back door. It works!
The cedar pergola features iron vintage-inspired hardware and is supported by beefy 8×8″ cedar posts with an Oklahoma chopped stone column around the base of each post.
We built the wood-burning outdoor fireplace with Oklahoma chopped stone topped with chocolate Lueders stone for the hearth, the mantel and the angled pieces. The 45-degree angles and the picture framing above the mantel accentuate the fireplace and represent a Chapel fireplace design. The back of the fireplace is tied into the patio’s existing retaining wall.
As finishing touches, we installed a ceiling fan under the pergola, and the homeowners added festival string lighting for ambiance across the top of the pergola. You can see more imagery of this beautiful project, and more, in our Houzz galleries.
Can we solve an especially interesting outdoor living design challenge for you? If you want to add a pergola, outdoor fire feature or another amazing outdoor living structure to your home, contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Alright, all of you pool people out there, do you agree with the following statement? While pools can be considered the ultimate luxury outdoor living space, the pool itself cannot carry the whole space. A patio or deck, a place to cook, a place to eat, a place to sit and watch the swimmers or sit and gaze into the shimmering water while the sun dances on its surface … All of these elements work together with a beautiful pool to create a deluxe outdoor living space. The pool does not stand alone.
We recently completed two projects in the Northeast Dallas area where we were able to provide the perfect poolside accommodations, one a deck and the other a stain-and-stamp concrete patio, and both with outdoor kitchens. Both projects turned out to be fabulous, and we would like to share the details with you.
Poolside Deck and Outdoor Kitchen Addition in Southlake, Texas
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake designed and built this stunning custom poolside deck and outdoor kitchen. The Southlake, TX, homeowners had no defined outdoor living space prior to this huge project. Apart from installing the in-ground pool, the concrete pool surround and the pool area gate, we handled the entire project.
For the bi-level deck we used Fortress low-maintenance composite decking with a picture- frame border. These Fortress decking boards are capped on all four sides to protect against mold and moisture—the perfect material for a poolside deck. The decking is also resistant to scratches, stains and warping. The homeowners chose the Tiger Cove color for the field of the deck and Capetown Gray for the deck’s border, an appealing contrast.
We were able to integrate a tree into the deck design, and the seating wall we built around that tree also serves as a planter. We designed one end of the deck as an outdoor kitchen built with chopped Oklahoma stone. Don’t you love that 8" stone backsplash? We left a space in the outdoor kitchen specifically for the homeowners’ grill.
Additional details to look for in the deck design include the solid board skirting that conceals the underside of the deck, integrated deck lighting on the stair risers and the black wrought iron sliding gate at the top of the deck stairs. We custom-installed this gate to match the homeowner-installed gate around the pool area. The under-deck area, used as dry storage, provides access to the gas line for the outdoor kitchen and the electrical wiring for the deck lighting.
This deluxe outdoor living project also included a softscape component. Along the side of the deck we installed Indian Hawthorn shrubs and Jasmine, both of which will produce flowers and attract pollinators.
Finally, please take a moment to admire the homeowners’ amazing uptown fire table!
Patio Enhancement and Outdoor Kitchen Addition in Keller, Texas
Our project at this Keller, TX, home included updating the existing covered patio, replacing the ceiling over the patio and adding an outdoor kitchen. We also extended the patio as far as we could until we hit a wall. The patio extension is not covered by a roof, perfect for those times when the homeowners want to sit in the sun. The comfortable seating in the extended patio area provides a place to sit and keep an eye on the swimmers nearby.
The homeowners wanted to update the patio floor with stain and stamp concrete. They selected a bone and walnut color for the stain, a Roman slate pattern for the stamp and a darker walnut stain to create a patio border.
For the outdoor kitchen addition, we were able to match the brick that was used in building the home. Don’t you love the brick herringbone pattern we used in the kitchen design? You can tell we custom-design each of our outdoor living projects, because this outdoor kitchen design is unique! The outdoor kitchen includes a grill, a Big Green Egg smoker and a refrigerator. The counters are made of smooth Lueders stone in chocolate.
Don’t forget to look up! We updated the patio ceiling as well, removing the original HardiePlank ceiling and replacing it with a beautiful tongue-and-groove pine ceiling.
Both of these families, one in Southlake and one in Keller, TX, are thrilled with their new, deluxe outdoor living spaces. Having ample room to relax near the pool with a stylish and super-functional outdoor kitchen sets their summer off to a great start.
Take a look at the amazing before & after images:
— Before & after of Southlake project.
— Before & after of Keller project.
If you’re interested in a Dallas outdoor kitchen as part of your outdoor living space, we can work with you to design the space you desire. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
If you’ve been hearing more about pergolas lately, there’s a good reason for that. Pergolas are all the rage in outdoor living designs because they can be beautiful and serve several different functions. Have you been thinking about incorporating a pergola into your outdoor space? If so, Dallas pergola builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake can work with you to design a custom pergola just right for your home.
We look at pergolas from two points of view: beauty and function. What’s great is we can combine beauty and function in your custom pergola design. You don’t have to choose between the two!
The Beauty of Dallas Cedar Pergolas
Cedar is the pergola wood of choice for Dallas-area homeowners. Besides being incredibly beautiful, cedar doesn’t have to be stained. Unfinished, it weathers to a silver-gray color over time, so if that’s not the color you want, you can choose to stain or paint the wood or use a deck sealer with UV protection. (It’s the sun’s UV rays that bleach cedar to silver-gray.) Cedar resists rot and decay, and the oils in cedar that give off the lovely cedar aroma are unattractive to insects.
The Pergola’s Many Functions
The traditional reason homeowners add a pergola to their outdoor living space is for the shade it can provide. Right from the start, here is an opportunity to get creative. As the homeowner, you’ll need to decide how much shade you desire. An open and airy design will allow the most light. Your Archadeck design consultant can show you how widening or narrowing the placement of the pergola’s slats and rafters will increase or decrease the amount of shade it casts. For maximum shade in the earlier and later parts of the day, you’ll want to orient the pergola in a north-south direction. You’ll still get full sun in the middle of the day.
Rain and sun protection
For a rain barrier, and to screen out the sun’s UV rays, we can add a Polygal cover on top of the pergola structure. The downside is that you’ll lose some of the natural light a pergola usually lets in. Covered pergolas are especially popular near the swimming pool. The covered pergola will provide respite from the beating sun for anyone who has spent too much time in the pool.
While a pergola alone won’t provide very much privacy, we can attach a vertical privacy screen to accomplish that. The privacy screen can be made of matching cedar and can be as ornamental as you like. Because we’re custom designing it for you, the possibilities are limitless. Privacy screens can have a lattice pattern, or shutters, or alternating wood slats that allow more air flow than a solid fence would.
Extension of a back porch or patio area
If you want a larger porch or patio area, and the area is covered by a roof, we can add a pergola that extends from the roof outward to enlarge your defined space. It’s the perfect middle ground for those who don’t want to sit in a dim area under a fully-covered porch but also don’t want to relax in full sun. We do want to caution you, however, that adding a pergola so close to the house will reduce the amount of natural light coming in through the windows.
There are so many ways a pergola can enhance the overall design of your space. If you place a pergola at the edge of your outdoor living space, the eye perceives that as a boundary defining the area. We can also build a pergola to anchor a deluxe outdoor living space where deck, patio and outdoor kitchen need some element to draw them together as a whole. Without visually tying it all together, an outdoor kitchen or dining area can look lost. A pergola added to a patio becomes a vertical element giving dimension to an otherwise flat space.
A pergola can serve as an elegant transition or gateway piece leading from one area into another. It defines the space is if to say, “Over here is the patio with a dining space, and if you come through here you’ll arrive at the pool area.”
A custom pergola can show off your personal style. Combining natural design elements, wood and stone, is a beautiful statement in itself. We Texans love natural elements throughout our custom outdoor living spaces. Try adding a stone bench with planters or a statue under the pergola as a stunning focal point.
Placing a hammock or swing under a pergola turns that space into an enticing outdoor room all on its own. We have seen pergolas wired for lighting, ceiling fans and even speakers. Why not create the space you need to unwind and relax?
We hope you’ll agree with us that a pergola can take outdoor living to another level in a number of ways. These versatile structures can add dimension, rustic charm or elegance to any outdoor space.
At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we welcome any project, large or small. Whether you’re creating a deluxe outdoor living design from scratch or you simply want to add a pergola to your existing space, we would love to design a pergola that fulfills your purpose. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
Specialized patio builder Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake asks, when does a patio and pergola combination need three ceiling fans? When it’s three times as long as the typical patio and pergola combination, that’s when!
These Forney, TX, homeowners wanted a bigger and better patio, and they also wanted a pergola after admiring one at their neighbor’s house. Previously all they had in the way of an outdoor living space was a plain builder-grade concrete patio. They knew they would get more use out of a larger patio, and they definitely wanted something that looked better than plain poured concrete.
For the patio design, they selected a flagstone pattern stamp and chose slate-gray concrete with a charcoal stain. Stained and stamped concrete has texture and depth that makes it infinitely more visually appealing than unadorned poured concrete. The larger patio gives the homeowners room for their grill, an eight-seat dining table and a pair of rocking chairs.
For shade over the patio, we designed a stunning cedar bi-level pergola with 2×8″ double beams and 2×8″ joists giving it a beefy look. It’s called “bi-level” because the center section is raised higher than the other two sections. Raising the center section makes the pergola look energetic, yet graceful. If you look closely you can see the decorative metal hardware at the top and bottom of the 6×6″ posts. The ends of the beams, joists and rafters feature a legacy cut.
A porch roof would provide more shade than a pergola does, but it would also reduce the amount of natural light coming into the home through the living room windows. The homeowners love the bi-level pergola design because it changes the play of light on the interior of the home. For light outdoors in the evening, the three ceiling fans have light fixtures with dimmers.
The homeowners love everything about this project and can’t say enough good things about their Dallas patio and pergola builder, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake. Here is how they described our work in a review they posted on Houzz:
“We had an excellent experience with Archadeck of Northeast Dallas from the first meeting until the project was complete. During construction, we were given suggestions about enhancements such as putting dimmers on the lights, installing French drains for better water drainage, and making accommodations now for future electrical plans so that the work we were having done wouldn’t have to be disturbed in order to install landscape lighting later. We never felt like we were being “up-sold” or pressured before or during the construction process. We were impressed with this company’s attention to detail, their time management, work ethic, workmanship, fair pricing, personal service, and post-project follow-up. I can confidently, in good conscience, recommend Augustine, the owner, and his crew to plan and complete your construction project whether it is large or small. You can have confidence that your project is being built correctly and without any corners being cut. You will enjoy the results for many years. Five stars all around for Archadeck of Northeast Dallas. Don’t let the “Northeast” part in the business’ name deter you from contacting them. They work all over the Dallas area and beyond."
We love receiving great reviews on social media and couldn’t be more thrilled with the way this unique project turned out!
If you’re interested in a Dallas patio and pergola combination, we can work with you to design the outdoor living space you desire. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
What if we told you that your new Dallas patio could look as great as those expensive flagstone or paver patios you’ve seen, but for a significantly lower price? What if we showed you the photos to prove it?
It’s true. Here at Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, one of our most popular outdoor living designs is the concrete stain and stamp patio. Have you seen it? Let us introduce you to the unique ways you can customize the design of your concrete patio to give it the look you want — from simple and elegant to bold or over the top.
— Stained concrete patio in Rockwall, TX.
We’ll find your color — or we’ll create it.
What’s fun is that we have quite a few colors and designs to choose from. In the realm of Dallas stain and stamp patios, we operate Patio Central. We won’t stop trying to please you until we get exactly the right combination of color and stamp design. Since concrete is very mobile, colors can be hand blended on site in addition to the color that has already been added to the concrete mix.
— Beautiful stained concrete patio in Coppell, TX, features a Roman Slate stamp pattern with Bone & Walnut stain. We used extra Walnut concrete stain to achieve the desired hue the homeowner had in mind.
We also have an ace up our sleeve that other Dallas patio builders don’t. We have a concrete expert on our team who is an excellent resource when it comes to getting the color stain the client is looking for. We aren’t going to tell you his name or where you can find him. Only we know.
The stain and stamp patio is like a chameleon; you can make it blend in by matching it to the color of its surroundings, or you can make it stand out by choosing a contrasting color and style.
Will you look to nature for your stamp pattern?
When you consult with our Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake patio designer, we’ll show you a variety of stamp patterns in our portfolio, with photos of completed projects. We have over a dozen stamp styles, even three different versions of cobblestone patterns. If the patterns we have don’t completely satisfy you, we can create a custom stamp design for your patio.
With the stain and stamp process, a concrete patio can mimic natural materials such as slate and flagstone. Stamping can also mimic the popular paving stones on the market today. Whatever design you choose, you can have the look of pavers or natural stone without the expense. Or, you can go in a different direction and work with us to design a unique stamp. We can’t guarantee it will remain unique forever, because when future clients see it in our portfolio of finished projects, they’ll probably want to use it, too.
— This stain & stamp custom patio in Celina, TX, was built using a flagstone stamp with terracotta, black, and pecan tan stain.
Advantages of stamped concrete:
• Because of its unique texture and variations, some would argue stamped concrete is more ornate than a stone or paver patio and ranks higher on the “wow” scale.
• Stain and stamp patios are very low maintenance.
• The concrete patio can be sealed for added protection from the elements and pool chemicals.
• Sealing requirements: stain and stamp patios only need to be maintained (sealed) about every 10 years if the patio is in direct sunlight. It can hold up longer without maintenance if the patio’s location is in shade.
If you’ve been looking into Dallas concrete patios and want to venture into the world of stain and stamp patios, we can work with you to design the look you want for your outdoor living space. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza
If ever there was an outdoor living space that says “Come join the celebration,” this is the one. Premier covered patio builder Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake does it up right for these Rockwall, TX, homeowners near Dallas.
The homeowners’ goal was to jazz up the back yard and provide a setting conducive to the jazzed-up outdoor lifestyle they envision. As you can see from the “Before” photo, their back yard was a blank canvas for this bold outdoor living project. All they had originally was a tiny concrete walk-out patio outside the back door.
— Before (right) and after (left)
The “After” photos show this home transformed — and we’re just getting started. Seen here is Phase 1 of this Rockwall outdoor living project. Phase 1 includes the stained concrete patio, the grand patio cover, the magnificent stone outdoor fireplace and a generous stone seating wall that lines three sides of the patio. The space lends itself to everything from intimate dinners beside a glowing fire to an energetic night of dancing.
The concrete patio surface features a simple walnut stain; the homeowners opted not to have the concrete stamped with a design. Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake built a sturdy patio cover to provide shelter from the sun and rain. From the outside, the roof of the patio cover blends right in with the original roof on the home, so it doesn’t give the appearance of being added on. Looking up from below, the patio cover has a pine tongue-and-groove ceiling stained with a rich, dark walnut stain. The great beams and posts supporting the roof also feature the dark walnut stain.
We used Oklahoma Flagstone to build the wood-burning fireplace and the seating wall that extends around the patio. The top of the stone seating wall is covered with a smooth Leuders limestone in chocolate. The simple, elegant fireplace mantel is made of walnut.
The homeowners are already enjoying their new covered patio. It’s an inviting outdoor living space that’s especially alluring at night with a glowing fire, subtle lighting from the ceiling fixtures and perhaps a few strategically placed candles.
How much better can it be? Oh, just wait. For Phase 2, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake will add three pergola structures, one to each side and one across from the fireplace. The homeowners’ extensive landscaping plan even includes an herb garden. We’ll return with more photos when Phase 2 is complete.
Do you want to add an amazing covered patio or other outdoor living structure to your Northeast Dallas area home? We can work with you to design the outdoor space you’ve been thinking about. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today at (972) 904 – 3325 or email [email protected].
Agustin & Amanda Garza,
How do you take your back yard from boring to roaring – and by roaring, we mean lots of good times and family fun – in Rockwall, TX? You call Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, that’s how! For Dallas custom patios, Archadeck will not disappoint you.
We realize it may sound odd to say that a beautiful home with a backyard swimming pool was less than lively, but the Before and After pictures may prove the case. The home had a small elevated deck overlooking the pool, and there was a concrete paved area around the pool, accessible from the home’s back door. But … where was the party? Where would you gather to sit, cook out, eat, watch sports on TV and blend up a batch of cocktails?
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake specializes in covered patios, along with several other types of outdoor living structures. We met with these Rockwall homeowners and listened to their ideas as they described what they wanted in their dream outdoor living space. To sum it up, they wanted a poolside place where they could entertain and spend time comfortably outside. We designed a covered patio that fulfilled all of their desires including an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor kitchen with bar seating, and room for comfy rattan recliners so they can watch the games on their large-screen TV. Outdoors. On the patio. Poolside. Yes!
That should liven things up!
With several components working together to create the perfect outdoor space, this project is considered a combination outdoor living project, our favorite kind.
The custom stone outdoor fireplace, which is gas burning, was built using 4" Oklahoma Stone with soldier borders and chocolate natural Lueders limestone tops. Stunning, right?!
The outdoor kitchen features a grill, storage and a unique cutting board where you can brush debris into a hole and directly into the trash. Talk about convenient! We also added plenty of electrical outlets for the homeowners’ blender and such… Adjacent to the grill and countertop is a long stretch of bar where you can pull up a chair and chow down. There are even two sets of bar seating – one group facing the pool and the other facing the TV. Take your pick!
Be sure to take a look at the patio floor, too – a concrete floor finished with a stain-and-stamp method using a Roman slate textured stamp and bone walnut stain. Durable and attractive.
You may notice, when you compare the Before and After photos, that we had to remove the elevated deck in order to build this covered patio design. However, we didn’t want to take the view away from family members in the second-story playroom; they enjoyed being able to look out at the pool below. So we replaced the sliding glass doors up there with a picture window that serves the same purpose. View saved!
Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake received two wonderful compliments specifically about this custom covered patio and combination outdoor living project in Rockwall, TX. The first was from our peers in the Archadeck franchise system, who voted to give this project the Archadeck Design Excellence Award in the Porch/Outdoor Room category.
The second was from these happy Rockwall homeowners, who posted this glowing review on our Houzz profile:
Archadeck did a fantastic job! They truly made our dream come true. Working with the Archadeck family was the best experience one could have. They are all very professional and personal when it comes to getting the job done. Everything went like clockwork and was done in a timely manner.
We could not ask for higher praise than that! Any client who posts a great review of our work, whether it’s on Houzz, Google, Facebook, etc., is forever our favorite client.
Do you want to add an amazing covered patio or combination outdoor living space to your Northeast Dallas area home? We can work with you to design your dream outdoor space. Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake at (972) 904 – 3325 or email us today.
Agustin & Amanda Garza,
Owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake
If you’re like us, you can’t wait for longer days of warm sunshine and the fun that comes with it. There is nothing quite like being able to relax in beautiful weather, and we want to make that the best experience possible with the perfect outdoor living arrangements.
Whether you are starting from scratch and don’t know where to begin, or upgrading an outdoor living space that you already love, we are here to help. We are bringing top advisors to this year’s Spring Dallas Texas Home & Garden Show to talk with you about all of your deck, patio, and outdoor living space needs. This year marks the 39th-anniversary of this event as the premier destination for all your home and garden needs.
As your Dallas outdoor living design and build experts, we strive to create the most customizable outdoor living spaces to fulfill your needs and desires. Every aspect of our patio, deck and porch designs can be catered to fit your needs, from the size, materials and type of addition down to the trim.
Come to this year’s Spring Dallas Texas Home & Garden Show to learn more about what we do! You won’t want to miss the unique opportunity to speak face to face with the Dallas outdoor living space experts. This event is going from March 2nd to March 4th, 2018 at Dallas Market Hall. Showtimes are as follows:
Friday, 3/02/2018 2 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, 3/03/2018 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, 3/04/2018 11 AM – 5 PM
You can find Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake in booth #328. Our talented design team will be there to answer any questions and to kick-start your anticipated project. Our top priority is to create an outdoor living space that is everything you were looking for, and more! We can’t wait to help you start living the outdoor lifestyle you deserve!
Want to start planning now? Give us a call at (972) 904-3325, or email us today. We look forward to hearing from you!
Agustin & Amanda Garza,
Owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake