Texas Custom Patios’ List: The Best New Patio Products of 2013July 3, 2013 Outdoor Living, Patio Design
Choosing from all the options available can be overwhelming when you begin your patio design-build process. Nearly every homeowner wonders about the investment they are making in their outdoor living space.
- They wonder if the final product will meet their expectations
- They wonder if the outdoor living elements they select will fit with their lifestyle
- They wonder if the space will be as beautiful as they dreamed it would be
When you know what you want, you’re more likely to get what you want.
Our project developers walk every step with our customers from concept to completion. We’ve been involved in taking your dreams from idea to paper to an actual outdoor structure on nearly 1,000 completed projects. Every year, we get to put our hands on exciting new products and trends in outdoor living.
This type of expertise helps you make your outdoor living selections with confidence.
What are our favorite products and trends this year?
Our first pick isn’t exactly new, rather it’s better described as new again. Using reclaimed wood in ceilings and beams is a huge trend. It’s environmentally sound to put old beams to new uses. Vintage timbers offer a beautiful look that our customers love. Each piece has a unique charm seen in the character of its imperfections and known in the history of the piece, as if it had a story. Reclaimed wood with a tight, dense grain that comes from slow growth is superior in quality and durability. We’re currently working with a lumber company that mills to order.
Manufactured Stone Veneer
Photo Credit: Eldorado Stone
Manufactured stone veneer gives the beautiful look and feel of real stone, but it is surprisingly affordable and easier to install. The lightweight stone veneer is molded in forms made from hand-selected natural stone. Manufactured stone veneer is a believable faux option great for patios and facades. Maybe one of its best qualities is that manufactured stone is a sustainable product!
Dramatic Patio Doors
There really is something relaxing about an open air space. Multi-door sliding doors, pocket doors and even french doors leading to the patio can provide that seamless transition between indoors and out. They’re perfect to throw open for family gatherings or parties and are energy-efficient in between. This is an expensive option, but it adds a dramatic impact between indoor and outdoor living.
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