Forney Texas, located in Kaufman County, was named the antique capital of Texas by the state legislature. This may be one of the reasons Forney homeowners look for quality materials and craftsmanship when choosing an outdoor living space builder. Here at Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we pour our expertise and attention to detail into every deck, patio and porch we build. We take pride in our work, and it shows!
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 the homeowners 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.
You can read more about this project in our story New Stain and Stamp Concrete Patio in Forney, TX, Sports a Stunning Bi-Level Pergola.
When Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake designs and builds open and covered patios for your home, we design it specifically to meet the requirements of your lot and the configuration of your home. We design it to fulfill all of your requirements because we want to build the patio of your dreams. Of all the patios we design and build, no two are alike.
The stain and stamp patio is very popular among Forney homeowners because there are so many looks you can achieve using this technique. With a wide selection of colors and plenty of options for stamp patterns, you can see why each patio looks unique. Depending on which color and pattern you choose, your custom stain and stamp concrete patio can look high-style and sophisticated or downright casual. Add an outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace or seating wall and fire pit and Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake will help you coordinate, match or contrast your patio surface with all your hardscape elements.
As your ForneyTX patio expert, we understand if you have decided on a paver patio but have a hard time deciding which pavers to choose! With so many pavers available, from vintage-inspired to contemporary styles, you can personalize your own patio.
Once you select the main paver for the patio “field,” you can then choose different pavers for contrast either for a border or a design pattern (sometimes called a paver “rug”). Hardscapes such as pillars and retaining walls can be made of a combination of those same pavers; some paver companies offer vertical paving blocks in the same colors as the flat pavers.