Named “Cool Cabana” by Hearth & Home for August, this project in Houston is simply stunning. This covered patio project was completed earlier this year and is not only attracting new neighbor friends for this homeowner, but it’s catching the eye of many. This was also our featured Project of the Month for May of this year, to explore all the details, visit here.
On many occasions, some home owners see their breezeway as something that complicates a potential project. Others just may not understand what can be done with a breezeway at all. Some even decide to not pursue a potential patio addition because of this confusion, which is a big mistake!
To start, let’s describe what a breezeway is …
Typically the breezeway connects the house to the garage to protect you from the elements while walking between the two. Sometimes the breezeway will have your electrical wires running through it, as the breaker box is in the garage. This is very common and not anything to be concerned about. The breezeway is typically built to hold only the weight of the breezeway with absolutely zero additional weight.
When Texas Custom Patios comes out for a site visit, we will look at your breezeway and discuss the options available to you. On average, it’s best to remove the breezeway and run the electrical in the attic space of the new patio cover.
Sometimes we will cut off the existing breezeway and re-attach the remaining breezeway to the new porch, or we build a totally new breezeway if that makes most sense. Many times homeowners convince themselves this cannot be done, but it’s really not a big deal. On rare occasions the electrical wires can create a challenge, but your project developer will discuss options to work around this. Our expertise allows us to create a clean, well-thought-out look that even the builder of your home would have done had they built the cover themselves. We have found removing the breezeway, when possible, is a best practice in our industry.
Don’t let your breezeway keep you from exploring a project … trust us, it’s a breeze! To explore a variety of options to consider when building your patio, click here!
Click on the image below to discover details about this traditional, yet modern project east of Plano.
We recently graced the cover of the Houston Remodeling Guide, where they are talking all about outdoor trends. Often times, you may find yourself wondering if you have enough space to build something enjoyable. Or maybe you have a lot of space and don’t know how to make it cozy …
Check out this great article on how to get a functional and fun outdoor living space!
Texas Custom Patios was happy to walk away proudly with two awards … “Best Outdoor Living” and “Best Website.” …. but let’s back up, what’s this all about?
Over 100 awards were presented to Houston area builders, developers, remodelers and industry professionals at the 2016 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards black tie gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The theme was Bollywood Nights!
The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Houston’s Best PRISM Awards are an annual event designed to recognize excellence within Houston’s homebuilding industry and to support their efforts. This event is directed by the GHBA Sales and Marketing Council, and numerous volunteers from GHBA member companies. The Bollywood Nights theme showcased the accomplishments of Houston’s top tier within the homebuilding industry. There were 730 formal-attired guests on-hand to celebrate the finalists and winners.
Categories in Construction and Remodeling included price range and specific room designs and in the Developer category, promotion awards were presented for TV, Radio, Print, Outdoor, Direct Mail, and Special Events. The People awards honored excellence in sales, marketing, and construction supervision.This year’s award recipients were chosen by a panel of premier industry professionals from around the country. Judging criteria varied according to the category, but all category winners were required to be active members of the GHBA in good standing, and to have shown commitment and excellence to the homebuilding industry as a whole.
For a list of all the winners, click here!
Click the image below to discover details about this gorgeous traditional covered patio in Allen.
The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) announced the 2016 Star Awards winners at the Gaylord Texan® Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine. The highly-coveted Star Awards are given annually in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show™ to recognize excellence in all areas of the home building industry. In 1992, the Texas Association of Builders launched the Star Awards – the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry.
The 2016 Star Awards recognized the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas and the Southwest. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts from across the country.
Winners will be featured in the September/October issue of Texas Builder magazine. Click here to see a list of complete award winners.
Our experience with Texas Custom Patios was exceptional from start to finish. They were professional, knowledgeable, and our satisfaction with the project was their top priority. Our new patio has truly expanded our living space. We would recommend Texas Custom Patios to anyone!