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