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 Lueder 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 Lueder stone surround.
This L-shaped kitchen space includes a raised backsplash and chocolate Lueder stone top with hand chiseled finish. Included in the multi-color Lueder 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!
— Lueder chopped stone seating wall and fire pit with hand-chiseled chocolate Lueder 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 Lueder stone columns with hand chiseled chocolate Lueder 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 Lueder stone columns with hand chiseled chocolate Lueder 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 Lueder 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 Lueder stone and matching flagstone caps and coping.
— Heath, TX pool with cascading Lueder stone waterfalls, fire bowls, and flagstone cap.
— Multi-colored chopped Lueder stone hot tub with flagstone top and waterfall edge.
— Chopped Lueder stone landscaping border wall with 2” flagstone tops and coping.
Our landscaping installation included a custom multi-colored Lueder 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