Project of the Month: January 2023

January 18, 2023 Project of the Month

With a typical two-story home with a breezeway connecting the home to the garage, this home needed shade. It had a small patio area without any cover to it. A pool was also installed as a part of their backyard renovation, and the transformation is unbelievable.

The entire new backyard living room is about 675 square feet. We added a fireplace on one end that helps create a privacy wall and an outdoor kitchen on the other. The middle area was left open for a large dining table.

The kitchen is outfitted with appliances from Cunningham Gas, Expressions Home Gallery, and S.T.E.D. The doors, drawers, dry pantry, and outdoor fridge are RCS brand from Cunningham. The griddle is from Expressions Home Gallery, and the under-counter ice maker is from S.T.E.D. All three heaters are Bromic Heaters from Cunningham Gas. The beautiful counter is Taj Mahal Leather from Omni Surfaces, and the kitchen is faced with Nordic Silver split face stone from Keystone Tile that matches the coping on the pool.

The flooring throughout the project is Flagstone White 16X32 porcelain tiles. Above the ceiling is Smokey Bourbon pre-stained tongue and groove Fineline by Woodtone. The homeowner provided the beautiful lighting seen on the patio.

The fireplace that anchors the living area is a gas fireplace with black lava rock from Republic Fire Bowls, and the mantle is reclaimed red oak wood from The Reclaimed Wood Shop. The fireplace is also faced with the same Nordic Silver split face stone from Keystone Tile, and the hearth and seat/knee walls are honed Ivory Slabs from Legends Architectural Stone. The brick wall was slurry painted to give the new space an entirely new look.

Project of the Month: December 2022

November 17, 2022 Project of the Month

This home had a large pool in the yard and a very small covered area, but the homeowner was looking to upgrade the entire yard and create their own paradise.

TCP added a new patio cover along the side that includes an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. We upgraded the existing cover as well as added a pergola and firepit.

We added about 1000 square feet of new stamped concrete to the backyard. The new covered outdoor living area is roughly 435 square feet with a high-vaulted ceiling and an open gable on the end and along the front side. The ceiling is English Porter pre-stained tongue and groove from Woodtone. The outdoor kitchen was placed at the end and is also an L-shape to allow plenty of room for the 40” grill, sink, outdoor-rated fridge, and storage. All appliances RCS are from Cunningham Gas, while the counter has a raised bar top for seating on the outside and is Coffee Brown Leather granite from Instyle Granite.

We placed the fireplace along the side to help provide privacy to the yard. It is a custom-built gas fireplace with an insert from Perfection Fireplace, and all of the stone caps are Chiffon Moire Ashlar Natural White from Apex Stone. The fascia of the fireplace, kitchen, and columns are Blanco Chopped from Rock Materials, and the mantle is custom-stained cedar.  On the far side of the pool, we added a gas firepit. All stones and caps match the rest of the project, and the black lava rock to fill it is from Republic Gas Bowls.

To upgrade the existing patio cover, we changed out the ceiling to match the new cover and hung new lighting. To extend their space along the home, a new pergola was added. At roughly 185 square feet, this structure has a Hercules Pergola Cover from Cover Your Pergola to keep everything nice and dry underneath.

This backyard is now truly a place to Live it Out.

Project of the Month: November 2022

October 28, 2022 Project of the Month

This home already had a wonderful pool in their backyard, but they wanted to add a patio cover with an outdoor kitchen and a small bathroom. The new structure would be off the garage and tie into the breezeway and existing patio cover to create a much larger L-shaped cover. The main challenge with this outdoor project was the tight space they had available to work with because of the existing pool.

The outdoor kitchen was built along the garage wall and includes appliances the homeowner supplied. The unique feature of the kitchen is the countertop pizza oven, which TCP created the custom masonry façade to hold. The stone used on the kitchen facia, vent hood cover and pizza oven façade is Nysa 3-size Z-pattern split face travertine mosaics from QDI Surfaces. The granite is Black Pearl from Daltile.

The flooring is Silver Versailles pattern travertine tiles also from QDI Surfaces. The homeowner was having issues with drainage, so TCP addressed that issue by adding additional drains in the driveway and at the back of the kitchen area.

The ceiling is finished with 1X6 V-groove pre-stained Scottish Ale by Woodtone, and we also upgraded the existing ceiling. TCP installed an electric screen shade in front of the kitchen and on the west end of the patio cover. This helps shade the areas during the late afternoons and early evenings when the sun is setting. Electric heaters were also installed in the seating area of the patio cover. Finally, we converted under-stair storage at the back of the garage into a half-bath with an exterior door.

This backyard is now everything the homeowner had dreamed of. From the open-air patio for dining or sunbathing to the new outdoor kitchen to the upgraded small existing cover, this is truly a backyard to be envious of.

Project of the Month: September

October 4, 2022 Project of the Month

This home had a small balcony, a covered area, and a large backyard. However, the family needed more outdoor living and desired an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit, and another smaller patio cover.

To add to the existing space, TCP had to rebuild the side of the balcony so a roof could be added. We removed the railing, and a half wall was built to attach the new covered area for the kitchen. A covered area of about 185 square feet was added to cover the new outdoor kitchen. The kitchen includes RCS appliances – a grill, fridge, storage, and a griddle. The space is faced with Trespa Lumber to match the front of the home, while the granite is River White from MSI International. The bar top island is perfect and can be used for dining or a buffet if needed. A custom lattice privacy wall was constructed to add texture to the space. The new columns are faced with Rockmount Rustic Gold dry stacked stone from MSI International.

TCP created an additional covered area off the side of the home with the same stone columns. In addition, we installed a new door where a window had previously been. This allowed easy access to the space from the inside.

All the ceiling finishes are American Nut Brown pre-stained tongue and groove, and the flooring is Botanica Teak Matte tile from MSI International. A total of 915 square feet of concrete was poured and covered with this beautiful flooring. In addition, a free-standing fire pit was built between the two spaces.

Under the balcony, TCP did a total makeover. Including the ceiling refinish, we also added a gas fireplace using the same stone as the columns. The lattice work privacy wall extended along this section as well.

This backyard went from boring to breathtaking, giving the homeowner a great way to live outdoors.

Project of the Month: August 2022

September 15, 2022 Project of the Month

The homeowner wanted an outdoor space that complemented their contemporary style home. Their yard is small and has a pool, so TCP was creative in maximizing what could be done for them.

The covered patio is around 240 SF and has a side wall tie-in. The roof is a flat standing, seam metal roof with a steel beam and post. The ceiling is Real tone fine line pre-stained tongue and groove in Smokey Bourbon. This outdoor space is simple with the clean lines the homeowner wanted. The stucco wall at the end provides privacy from the neighbors and the perfect place to mount the TV.

GRILLING STATION

What else is needed? A small grill and counter area are all that’s required to cook up a delicious meal to eat on the patio. The counter area is Ceasarstone from Omni Surfaces, and the grill is RCS.

The decking is 1X6 Azek premium Coastline decking. It has one step down to the yard and has low-voltage step lights. The deck wraps around the pool and along the side of the home.

This space gives the homeowner their own little resort – an outdoor space to sit, relax and enjoy life.

Project of the Month: June 2022

September 14, 2022 Project of the Month

This home already had a beautiful pool and a fully landscaped backyard, but they desired an outdoor living room accenting the space. Knowing this, the back side of the pool became the perfect place to create and build an outdoor living area.

This freestanding pool house is about 375 SF and has an outdoor kitchen, double-sided fireplace, a living area, and a bartop counter for dining. The space also features a gable roof and a vaulted ceiling. We used a stained tongue and groove with cedar beams. The columns are wrapped in Hardie and painted with stone bases that match the kitchen fascia and the fireplace. All of the stone complements the pool coping to make a more cohesive outdoor living space. The flooring is a wide, plank-stamped concrete.

We also installed two large fans to create a nice breeze on those hot summer days. To optimize the backyard space, we built a double-sided fireplace with seating on the backside, great for large gatherings. Along with the custom-built fireplace, we installed Bromic Platinum heaters. A perfect way to keep the outdoors nice and cozy on those chilly days and nights.

This kitchen has an RCS grill, storage area, trash drawer, and an outdoor-rated fridge. The counter is granite and provides plenty of space to prep and serve. Lights were hung over the counter, bringing the perfect decorative touch to the outdoor space.

Project of the Month: July 2022

July 22, 2022 Project of the Month
Backyard pool and living area

Our July 2022 Project of the Month is our backyard reno. The homeowner was interested in creating a whole new look for their backyard.  They were having a pool installed and wanted to create a larger outdoor living room to accommodate an outdoor kitchen, dining area, fireplace and sitting area.  The yard had a small covered space with a small outdoor kitchen that was just not large enough for their lifestyle.

TCP designed and built a new 550SF patio cover attached to the home that included all of the items they were looking for.  The new structure has stucco finishes to match the home and a beautiful wood tongue and groove ceiling (Real tone Fine Line Smokey Bourbon).  The flooring they chose is a 16×32 Stones & More Burl White exterior tile from Thorntree.

Outdoor kitchen with fireplace

The custom kitchen includes RCS brand appliances – 40” grill, cutlass side burner, drawers and doors, outdoor fridge, sink and an under counter ice maker. The counters are all a stunning granite from Pomogranit Stones called Titanium Leather finish.  The waterfall edges create a very dramatic look. The outer edge of the island is faced with New Wave Crystal White Marble tiles from Thorntree.

The fire feature is a custom gas fire place with reclaimed firebrick in a herring bone pattern.  The mantle is a custom floating mantle to create the perfect focal point of the space.  The fireplace wall serves as the perfect stop for the putting green that was installed along the side of the home, as well as creating privacy from their neighbors.

Once the pool was installed, we added stepping stones around it to match the flooring of the new space.  In addition to the new space, we updated the small covered area off the master bedroom to have the same ceiling and flooring as the new space.

This new outdoor living room was exactly what they were looking for.

Best of 2021

December 27, 2021 Patio Design, Project of the Month

In 2021, Texas Custom Patios completed 200 projects with each one having their own story to tell, all of them custom-designed and built to look as though it is original to the home. While it’s hard to pick a fav, here’s a look back at some top picks from 2021! Click the link below each image for full details.

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Our Customers Love Us

LOVE our new outdoor kitchen and LOVE working with Ryan at Texas Custom Patios. This is our second round with this company…they designed and installed our beautiful covered patio last year, and this year we put in the outdoor kitchen. From design through implementation, every aspect of the project went beautifully. Ryan is a pro, and no detail or question is too small or seen as a hassle. He wants to make the client happy…that is his number one objective and it’s totally obvious every step of the way. And the contractors they bring in are the same way..they will get you exactly what you want, and will help you make great decisions along the way. We love entertaining and being in our outdoor space…more than we ever thought we would. Thanks Ryan and TCP!!

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