At Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake, we put our design expertise to work for you to make your poolside experience sublime. Your pool can be your haven, your escape from the demands of the day. It can also be the place where you enjoy entertaining friends. Whatever you want to have within reach of your pool, that’s what we can design and build for you.
In general, we recommend that if you have room for a larger patio near the pool, let’s take full advantage of that space for a more functional outdoor living area.
Did your home come with a pool but no shade structure? Or perhaps you’ve just added a new pool and you’re looking to complete the poolside environment by adding shade. Either way, we need to get you some shade, pronto! Whether you’re watching the swimmers play in the water or you’re dipping into the pool yourself, at some point you need shade for comfort and safety. You need protection from the sun’s heat and from the damage UV rays can do to your skin.
This home in Coppell, TX, had a beautiful pool and hot tub area but no shade protection. We added a patio between the house and the pool and built a roof/patio cover that extended out from the home. Now anyone sitting outdoors has the option to sit in a shaded area or a sunny area, and swimmers will always have shade available. For aesthetics, we designed the patio cover to blend seamlessly with the home’s exterior. For increased functionality, we designed a grilling area covered by a charming cedar pergola that also casts shade.
When homeowners need protection from mosquitoes as much as they need shade, we understand how important that is. If that’s a concern around your pool or spa area, we will work with you to design a screened area that encompasses your pool. At the same time, we always take care to design your screened room in a way that blends with your home. Matching the roof of your new protected space to your home’s roof can tie it all together in a way that’s visually pleasing.
Here’s another example of a custom screened room where we combined shade with mosquito protection. In this case, the area that needed to be screened was for a swim spa rather than a pool. For this client, having the area shaded and screened meant the difference between being able to enjoy that outdoor space, or not. And that means everything.
At Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake, we work wonders with screening. We use a product called SCREENEZE for extra-wide screens. We won’t break up your view into little sections of screen when we can give you an unobstructed view.
When we design a comprehensive poolside entertainment area, we factor in so much more than the pool. We assume you have a pool because you love the water. Maybe you swim, maybe you don’t. What we take into consideration when we design your poolside area is what you want to do in this space. What will you use it for, and what amenities will you need within reach? A place to cook. A place to dine. A place to watch sports events on TV—in the shade—while you watch the kids playing in the pool. We can incorporate whatever you need poolside, and we’ll make it all look like it was designed in conjunction with your home. We always manage to achieve that “it’s always been there” look.
Sometimes the perfect poolside environment isn’t a patio! We’ve designed decks as poolside environments, too. If your lifestyle includes expecting the unexpected, Archadeck of NE Dallas-Southlake is your outdoor living designer.
Many of our clients use their poolside space primarily for outdoor cooking and dining. Outdoor kitchen components are the center of that universe, necessarily, and nothing is more important than those poolside cooking accommodations. We pay careful attention to how you want your cooking area arranged! Here’s an example where the homeowners enjoy two separate outdoor kitchen areas—one for food prep and clean-up, and one for cooking. Now you see we really do custom-design everything we build.
Some of our best poolside cabanas are anchored by a large outdoor fireplace. While a great stone fireplace is imposing, so is a pool. We can design a substantial freestanding shade structure to balance your poolside environment as a whole. It’s alright to acknowledge that a lot of the time you spend around the pool may not actually involve swimming. A covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, comfortable seating, a bar, dining, a TV, and anything else you want nearby—let’s do it! All of these elements make your poolside entertainment area complete. With a bold, cohesive design, the poolside area is not just about the pool.
Let us know what else you want to include in your poolside area, and what else you want to use it for. Let’s maximize your family’s enjoyment of your pool and everything you want around it.