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.