Cool Your Decks: 5 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

June 8, 2023 Outdoor Living

As the scorching summer sun takes center stage, spending time outdoors can become quite challenging. However, with a well-designed patio, you can create a comfortable and refreshing oasis in your backyard. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing patio or start from scratch, here are some fantastic ways to stay cool and beat the summer heat:

Custom Built Patio Cover

A patio cover is an excellent addition to your outdoor space, providing shade and protection from the sun’s rays. Our custom patio covers ensure you’re getting the exact look you want, while still effectively blocking the sun. Not only will a patio cover keep you cool, but it’ll also enhance your patio’s overall look and functionality.

Add Outdoor Fans

Beat the heat with the gentle breeze of outdoor fans. Install ceiling fans or freestanding fans strategically to circulate the air and create a cool and comfortable environment. Not only do fans provide relief from the heat, but can also help keep pesky bugs at bay.

Opt for Heat-Reflective Materials

When choosing materials for your patio, go with heat-reflective options like light-colored concrete, natural stone, or composite decking. These materials absorb less heat, ensuring a cooler surface for your patio. Additionally, consider adding rugs or mats made from natural fibers to prevent your feet from getting too hot.

Embrace Greenery

Incorporating greenery adds a touch of natural beauty to your patio and helps create a cooler environment. Strategically place potted plants and trees around your patio to provide shade and improve air quality. In addition, plants release moisture through transpiration, which cools down the surrounding area.

Choose Comfortable Seating

Opt for patio furniture that offers comfort while staying cool. Look for chairs and loungers made from breathable materials like mesh or lightweight aluminum. You can also add cushions made with moisture-wicking fabrics to provide extra comfort while preventing excessive heat retention.

Adding any – or all – of these options to your patio design allows you to create a comfortable and cool outdoor space to beat the heat. Whether entertaining guests or enjoying a peaceful afternoon, a well-designed patio will become your go-to retreat during the hot summer months. Stay cool, relax, and make the most of your patio oasis.

Most Popular Among 40 Million Users

January 26, 2017 Awards
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Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users Reveals the Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Most Popular Home Designs Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters.
 “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.”
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.
 
A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge appears 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. Winners will be announced globally throughout the month.

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About Houzz
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.

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

September 20, 2016 Outdoor Living

Autumn air brings just another reason to get outdoors and live life. This Thursday marks the beginning of a new season … fall is here, and we are so excited to help you get in the spirit with style. Creating a cozy outdoor living space can be both stylish and affordable.  There are just a few fall decor must-haves when crafting an alfresco common area.

Illumination

Whether the illumination shines from a beautifully lit gas fire pit or groups of strategically placed candles … lighting both sets the mood and brings warmth to your outdoor experience.  While traditional string lights are synonymous with the holidays you can also change up the style of string lights and make them a permanent fixture for a European vibe.   Lighting in any fashion will add to the ambiance and can be done on many levels, flip the switch and add some light … you’ll illuminate the mood and the experience.

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Cozy up with Color

Harvesting warm colors to match nature is exactly what you should do when designing your outdoor living space.  Take a muted mustard color and make it pop agains a rustic red.  Accent pillows, chargers, candles, throws, and rugs … these are all places where you can play with pigments.  It’s fun to accessorize with color as it’s not permanent and easy to move around. cozy up with color Texas Custom Patios

Create a Focal Point

Pick one area in the outdoor living space on which to focus, make it a place that really draws the eye.  It could be as simple as an over-sized beautiful plant, a piece of art or even furniture (like the hanging sofa below).  Make one part of the space something you’re proud of, something that makes you smile. It not only makes for a great talking piece, but can also make for a great picture backdrop.

Focal point

 

The Gathering Place

Within the outdoor living room or outdoor kitchen, have a place where 3 or more people can sit comfortably.  Have a few billowy deep-set seats, a sofa with large pillows or even comfortable barstools to belly up to the bar.  Your guests will enjoy the surroundings and remember the experience.

Patio Cover Tie-in to the Breezeway

 

Happy FALL, Y’all!  Get outside … live life … enjoy!

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We were incredibly pleased with Texas Custom Patios. Jeremy did an amazing job of keeping us informed, and the job was pretty much completed in the time he said. The workmanship was great and our patio looks like it was part of the original house design. I would recommend them to anyone who wants quality work done. Well worth the money we spent and we were pleasantly surprised that it was less than we thought it would be.

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