Click on the image below to discover details about this traditional, yet modern project east of Plano.
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!
Click on the image below to discover details about this beautiful covered patio built to match a home built in the 50’s!
Chances are if you are reading this blog right now, you are doing some patio pondering. So will it be a covered patio or pergola? Outdoor kitchen or dining (or both)? Maybe a fireplace or perhaps a beautifully lit fire pit? Stone, granite, paint color … so many things to think about, but your first question should be … why Texas Custom Patios?
Let us help you answer that first! We are a family-owned and operated business with offices located in Houston and Irving, Texas. We proudly serve the greater Houston area and parts of Dallas/Fort Worth. We have completed thousands of outdoor living projects since we opened our patio doors in 2004.
The TCP Difference
We offer personalized service and flexible payment terms, and when you choose to work with us, you’ll work with the same project developer every step of the way. Start to finish, preliminary design stage all the way to project completion and clean-up. It’s nice to have one main person that you can really count on each day.
We specialize in providing turnkey design solutions for outdoor living, including patio covers; outdoor kitchens; screened porches; room additions; pergolas and decks; outdoor fire features and so much more! View our portfolio here to get a better idea of what you would like.
We Stand Behind Our Work
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 one million dollars in liability insurance to protect against accidents and injury.
Exact Quote Promise
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! So many times if you get a bid from multiple builders, they will give you a soft bid to entice you, but the costs add up as the project gets built, leaving you with something much higher than you were promised. Every estimate of ours includes a detailed drawing with specifications and dimensions, plus rendered views and elevations -so you can see a preview of your completed project! It’s like your day dreams come to life on paper, making it that much more fun to start building!
The Best of the Best (we always come full circle)
Year after year we are awarded and recognized for being the best in the business. We constantly receive an A+ from the BBB (read our reviews here), and we are noticed by everyone from the National Association of Home Builders to fans on Houzz. We love hearing from our customers and sharing the stories of how what we build for them has changed their lives.
We hope you will give us the chance to build a dream for you.
“We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
An enjoyable outdoor living space is a must-have for most people here in Texas – we are able to spend just about every day outside without too much trouble. Of course it does get a little toasty in the summer, but with the right design and ample shade even the summer heat can be beat. For many, the singular thing that holds us back when making big decisions is something called … moolah. But with the right budget, a good plan and the perfect builders, your outdoor oasis is actually within reach!
Budgeting for your outdoor living space is actually easier than you may think. We have built outdoor living spaces with just about every single budget in mind. We put together a quick guide that will you have you well on your way to building out your outdoor space. So get ready to start planning, building and living (outside)!
Whether you are wanting a covered patio, a pergola, a sunroom or a screened in porch about 300 square feet is average. If you go much smaller than that, you will feel cramped and will not have enough room for both a dining area and a sitting area. The cost for something that size would start around 25K – Sunrooms would be more due to windows and inside wall finishes.
* Type and configuration of your home – 1 Story homes usually run more because the roof tie-in is more complicated.
* Do you have concrete already? Having an existing patio or other flat surface will lower your cost… unless you want something more than a standard brushed concrete surface. Upgraded surfaces – stamped concrete, tile, travertine, stone pavers means your cost will increase.
* Type of columns – do you have any existing columns on your home? If so, you may want to match them – are they brick or stone? That will be an added cost because a standard column is wrapped with hardie board and painted to match your home’s paint color.
*Ceiling finish – Like the columns a standard ceiling is just hardie plank painted to match your home’s soffit. If you want a different look, you can go with cedar or stained tongue and groove, you will need to add some to your budget.
* Electrical matters – a basic project does include running electricity for recessed lights and ceiling fans as well as wiring for a TV and sound system.
So, what does a 300 SF project with some of the upgraded options cost?
* With additional items such as those listed above, your 300 SF project would start around 30K -35K.
*Size of the space – to have adequate space to accommodate the added kitchen area, we suggest an area that is closer to 400 SF. So, that is an added cost to build your covered area.
*A basic kitchen – this is a tough question – you can have a small, very functional outdoor kitchen area that is in the 8 – 10 linear foot area. To get lots of prep and serving space, you may want to consider something that is closer to the 14-15 linear foot option. Our kitchens include a custom built counter area with granite, stacked stone, brick, or stucco, stainless steel appliances (grill, fridge, storage). The 8-10 linear foot kitchens would start around 15-20K, the larger kitchen would start around 20-25K.
Can it be bigger?
* Absolutely! We have built kitchens that are as large as 20-25 linear feet.
* Why the 5K range in the cost?
Many things affect that – type and size of grill, choice of granite, propane or natural gas, raised bar top, type of side finishes, among other choices.
*A fireplace – whether wood burning or natural gas – will generally add about 15-20K to your project. Your choice of stone, is there going to be a mantle, and how big will the hearth be all play key roles in the cost of the fireplace.
* A fire pit – again whether it is wood burning or natural gas – will add about 3-6K to your project. The size, shape and type of stone plays a part in the variance of the cost.
So as you can see … a lot goes into the prepping and planning when building something to any extent, but it CAN be done! Take notes, let us know how we can help and we look forward to building something beautiful for you!
Each month we like to feature someone in our “Builder Spotlight” blog who plays a significant role within Texas Custom Patios! This month we are featuring a very hardworking young man that often hears rave reviews when he has completed a project! Meet German Cardenas …
How long have you been with TCP? 5 years.
How long have you been in the business? 15 years.
What’s your “specialty?” Plumbing and HVAC.
What do you enjoy most about what you do? Contributing to making installations not only functional, but look great, too!
What’s inspiring in the construction/build world to you? Automated and ecological houses.
Do you have a favorite project from the past? These two homes were a challenge for me, therefore they are my favorite! Always up for obstacles to overcome, because it makes you that much more proud of the completed product.
What trends have you seen in outdoor design in the last few years? Stone coverings in different types.
What do you see to be popular in the future? Material with less environmental impact.
What’s the one think most clients HAVE to have? Outdoor Kitchen (grill and side burner are super popular).
What’s the biggest obstacle you face during the design/build process? Making sure it’s both functional and appealing to the eye.
What do you hear most often from clients when everything is completed? They LOVE it!
What do you think an outdoor living space does for a home and person? Adds space to the home where the homeowner can make it their own.
What do you hope to build/design in the future? Build outdoor living space with the latest technology.
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Texas Custom Patios was just awarded “Best Outdoor Living Space” by Texas Association of Builders. We are thrilled to be noted among the very best! The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) announced and presented the 2015 Star Awards Winners in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show™ on July 29-‐30, 2015 at the Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center. The highly-‐coveted Star Awards are given annually 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 2015 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. Winners will be featured in the September/October issue of Texas Builder magazine. For more information about the Star Awards, please visit here.
Texas Custom Patios has been exceeding expectations by leading the way in design-build outdoor living in the Houston area since 2004. After building more than 1000 projects in Houston, we have decided to share our love for outdoor living with our I-45 neighbors to the north by opening a Dallas branch of Texas Custom Patios in January of 2015. Now Dallas area residents who have admired our work on Houzz or in magazines can finally have their own Texas Custom Patios outdoor living space. This is also a great opportunity for our customers who have left behind a beloved patio when they moved to the Dallas area to enjoy a new Texas Custom Patios project in their new home. If you live in or around Dallas and you would like to learn more about how we can design and build a great outdoor space for you, call our new office at 214-460-5934.
Ryan, our project manager, was both attentive and patient with every request, question, and concern that we raised at any point throughout the duration of the project. He was always a phone call or text away, responding every time in an impressively timely manner. He listened to and accommodated our requests, but he also offered suggestions to broaden our imaginations as to what we could create with simple adjustments to our design.