This Rockwall, TX, covered patio and seating wall — celebration central — is just the beginning

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].


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