Recipes of the Month: Easter’s Best

March 26, 2021 Outdoor Cooking

Maybe you’re not quite ready to hop at the chance to dine out for Easter just yet and prefer to have a helping at home! We have several recipes that we think you’ll love to enjoy with your family this Easter!

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Hot Cross Buns

Ricotta, Ham and Scallion Tart

Four-Cheese Scallion Potatoes

Honey Glazed Carrots

Baked Mac and Cheese

Popovers

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Mini Egg Cupcakes

Bunny Oreo Balls

Southern Banana Pudding

Cottontail Martini

Easter Mocktails

Why Texas Custom Patios?

February 27, 2021 Patio Design

Texas Custom Patios is a family-owned and operated business located in Houston, Texas and Irving, Texas, but our service area covers most of the greater Houston area and parts of the Dallas – Fort Worth area. We have completed more than 2,000 outdoor living projects since we opened our doors in 2004.

At Texas Custom Patios, we’re confident in our work – and we want you to feel confident, too.

That’s why we offer a two-year warranty for materials and workmanship, and a five-year warranty for structural components of your home improvement project.

We also have $1 million in liability insurance to protect against accidents and injury.

At Texas Custom Patios, we offer personalized service and flexible payment terms, and when you choose to work with us, you’ll work with your project team every step of the way.  Along with the Project Developer that assisted in the preliminary design stage, you will also have a dedicated Project Manager that will assist throughout the project completion and clean-up.

We specialize in providing turnkey design solutions for outdoor living, including patio coversoutdoor kitchensscreened porches and patios; room additionspergolas and decksoutdoor fireplaces; and more. View our portfolio.

When you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced project developers, you’ll receive more than just a ballpark figure. We’ll tell you exactly how much your outdoor living project will cost – down to the penny.

But that’s not all. At Texas Custom Patios, every estimate includes a detailed drawing with specifications and dimensions, plus rendered views and elevations – so you can see a preview of your completed project.

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Recipes of the Month: Bring the Heat

February 27, 2021 Outdoor Cooking

Has the recent icy weather left you cold, bitter and ready to warm up? Our featured recipes this month are bringing the heat! A little spicy… a little sweet… Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Jalapeno Corn Dip

Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings

Nashville Hot Whole-Roasted Cauliflower

Chicken Pepper Sliders

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Texas Fire Crackers (renamed on purpose)

Cinnamon Chili Brownies

Hot Honey Peanut Butter Cookies

Spicy Margarita

Hibiscus-Vodka Cocktail with Mint and Jalepeno

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2021

January 28, 2021 Awards, Patio Design
Coveted annual award highlights home remodeling and design professionals with top ratings and most popular designs among the Houzz community

Texas Custom patios of Houston and DFW has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for “Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The custom outdoor living design builder was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2020. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2021” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We at Texas Custom Patios are thrilled to be named as a Best of Houzz winner.  We take pride in our projects and are so pleased our designs have caught the eyes of so many Houzzers. And we always strive to treat our homeowners with respect and work diligently to provide great service,” said Katherine Douglass, co-owner for the custom builder.

“The Best Of Houzz awards are an emblem of trust and credibility for home professionals across the U.S. and around the world, and we are excited to celebrate this year’s winners,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need for people to feel comfortable before inviting pros into and around their homes, and the Best Of Houzz badge is a powerful way for pros to communicate the trust that homeowners have in their business. It’s just one of many tools on the Houzz platform that help pros to communicate their unique expertise, and homeowners to find the right professionals for their projects.”

You can see more of Texas Custom Patio’s work on Houzz!

Recipes of the Month: Healthy-ish Hacks

January 25, 2021 Outdoor Cooking

If you are one of the few still holding onto the “eating healthy” resolution, we have some healthy-ish hacks for you to give a tasty try! And if you’re not on the wagon, these recipes are still delicious! Enjoy!

Keto Smoothie

Spinach Dip 2.0

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

Baked Ranch Chicken

Low Carb Almond Alfredo with Eggplant, Peppers, and Chicken

“Spaghetti” and Turkey Meatballs

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Made-Over Deep Dish Brownies

Skinny Margarita

Recipes of the Month: Calorie Bombs

December 30, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

Most of us will start on the “new year, new you” mentality January 1st, but until then… it’s time to party!!! Let’s go out with a bang with some delicious recipes that are sure not to be on the menu in a couple days.

Bacon Wrapped Tator Tots

Honey Brûlée Brie

Korean Corn Cheese

Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Nachos

Savory S’mores

Potstickers

Fried Burrata

Cheeseburger Sliders

Quick and Easy (but oh-so tasty) Stromboli

Hot Marshmallow Fudge Sundaes

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Molton Chocolate Cake

Brown Butter Blondies

Banana Pudding Egg Rolls

Okay, who’s hungry? Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A Cozy Outdoor Living Space

December 1, 2020 Outdoor Living

The sweaty summer days are behind us (we think), and cooler days are ahead! So as fast as we have forgotten how hot it can be, most of us will crave a cozy fire, super soft blanket and the feeling that the holidays are here!

Creating a winter wonderland is easy with a few essentials, we hope you keep warm and safe this season!

Tip #1 – Bring the Heat

If you don’t have a built-in fireplace or pit like the picture below, adding some heat to your area can be easy and affordable. Whether it be a propane fire pit, free-standing heater or classic wood burning fire feature, adding warmth is a necessity in keeping comfortable.

Tip #2 – Lighting

You will get a little lighting from the flames in Tip #1, but with the days being shorter through the winter, you’ll need to shed a little light on things. String lights are a great option not only for a source of light, but to create a warm ambiance! Candles also create a cozy setting for relaxing.

Tip #3 – Cozy Seating

The lighting can be just right and very relaxing, but if you’re sitting in something uncomfortable the whole experience can get ruined (just ask Goldilocks). There are so many options when it comes to outdoor furniture, try something that allows for deep seating and plush pillows… something where you can snuggle and sink. For added warmth and decor, include an oversized throw blanket… you’ll never want to go inside.

Tip #4 – Flooring

Whether your patio has nice flooring or not, consider adding an outdoor rug to warm things up and add some style. Today’s outdoor rugs are weather tolerant and come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and patterns. So many choices makes it easy to find a rug that blends with your overall outdoor living style.

If you’re gathered with family or having alone time with a good book, enjoy your surroundings and happy holidays!

Have a project in mind? We work throughout the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas.

Our Customers Love Us

We would absolutely recommend this company. Steven was always accessible and professional, as well as each one of his crews. It was a pleasure to work with Texas Custom Patios, and we love our new outdoor kitchen.

© 2021 Texas Custom Patios

Call Volume and Virtual Appointments

We are experiencing a very high volume of calls and inquiries and are doing our best to get in touch with you within 24 hours. We apologize for any delay as we truly want to discuss your project with you. Take a look at our many blogs regarding budgets and designs as well as looking through our large portfolio of projects. We are continuing with virtual appointments as we move forward. Virtual appointments have been very successful - having the ability to screen share with you the many possibilities for your outdoor living is something we focus on. We look forward to speaking with you and setting up a time to get started on your project. Give us a call, and we can start the process today.