Your Worries Take a Seat in The Shade

December 17, 2015 Patio Design

Every Texas Custom Patios project is custom-designed and built to enhance your home and complement your personality.  While we are great at perfecting your dream patio, we know you as homeowners have many questions.  Will you take care of the HOA?  Why is budget important? And the most popular question under the sun … By adding a patio cover, will I lose all my natural light inside my home?

There are so many answers to ease the worry over the loss of natural light.  The short answer is, no you will not lose your natural light.  Your lighting varies based on many factors, not just by the sole fact of adding or extending the amount of covered area you have on the exterior of your home.

Here are some things that should be considered …

Good daylighting is the interaction between lots of factors, including:

  • Orientation of your home (windows facing north, south, etc …)
  • Proper window design
  • Light control (blinds, shades, etc.)
  • Existing overhead lighting

It can even come down to things you may never have thought of:

  • Interior design, such as the arrangement of furniture and paint colors
  • Reflective surfaces, both inside and outside your house
  • Supplemental (artificial) lighting

We as design experts can take your vision and reflect upon it to build the most perfect outdoor area that is custom perfection for YOUR home!

Rendering of patio

 

Completed project

 

Many steps, calculations, and ideas are thought out before the render is built.  We then put our mastered skills to work and your dream is built!

The HOA … “Oh, No Way”

September 30, 2015 Outdoor Living, Patio Contractor

RemodelFor many homeowners just the thought of dealing with a Home Owners Association (HOA) for a remodeling project invokes fear. Homeowners worry that they’ll find difficulty or denials when they work with the associations. Many times it’s easier to just squash the dream than deal with the red tape.

In the majority of areas where we build outdoor living spaces, homeowners live in areas governed by an HOA. The associations serve to set standards in the neighborhood to keep property values high and provide common resources to the neighborhood.

No fear; no headaches.

When you choose Texas Custom Patios to remodel your outdoor living space, our Project Developers handle all the headache of submissions and approvals with your HOA. Our Project Developers work with your HOAs on a regular basis, so we’re familiar with the process, the standards and the wait times. We confidently navigate the process for you, so you can avoid the fear and any headache with your HOA.  So no “oh no” moments to deal with on your part, just a perfect new patio to enjoy!

50 Fabulous Reasons to Add Outdoor Style To Your Backyard

August 24, 2015 Outdoor Living

Adding a stylish outdoor living space is undoubtedly a significant investment. We get to see the return on that investment every day as homeowners increase the value of their lifestyle by creating a space to take time out for the important things in life. Here’s a list of 50 great reasons to add Outdoor Style to YOUR backyard:

  1. More space for those big gatherings
  2. Outdoor dinner parties
  3. A nearby spot for stargazing
  4. To celebrate your son/daughter’s back-to-school party
  5. A quiet place to drink your morning coffee and read the news
  6. To keep the indoor kitchen cool by grilling out in the backyard
  7. A place to tell stories around the campfire with the kids or grandkids
  8. A covered space in which to watch a good Texas thunderstorm roll in
  9. Family dinners on the patio
  10. A patio cover provides indoor shade, too
  11. A place to let them watch the game outside while you commandeer the living room TV with your show
  12. Exhale the stress
  13. Ice cream cones melt slower in the shade
  14. That quaint little backyard wedding
  15. A shady spot to watch the kids while they play in the pool
  16. Girls night in
  17. Give your swimmers a place to snack, a place to rest and a place to use the bathroom… without soaking your floors
  18. A place to slow down
  19. Rover loves a shady spot to enjoy the dog days of summer
  20. To invite the neighbors over for that barbecue
  21. A place to put your feet up
  22. What better backdrop for family portraits, than your own home?
  23. A perfect spot to indulge a “no plans” Saturday
  24. To host a backyard brunch
  25. A place to drink cocoa on a cool evening
  26. A place to pop a cold bottle on a hot day
  27. Serve up their favorite birthday dinner
  28. To sit a spell and have a long conversation
  29. To pass on the art of grilling
  30. A comfy spot to devour the latest novel
  31. Dine alfresco with a date night in
  32. To one up the Joneses (come on, you know you want to!)
  33. All the barbecue holidays-Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day-are better served up in your stylish backyard
  34. Easy clean up for children’s birthday parties
  35. A place to hang your porch swing
  36. Practice your mixology
  37. A quiet space to watch the feathered visitors to your bird feeder
  38. Give your house guests a space of their own in a backyard guesthouse
  39. Turn on the patio string lights and have a glass of wine
  40. A perfect place to paint or draw
  41. Keep the drinks cold in your outdoor kitchen fridge
  42. Be the house where everyone gathers
  43. Take refuge from tuba practice
  44. Swing in a hammock
  45. Celebrate your retirement
  46. Sit down and talk about your day
  47. Get down and play trucks or have that tea party
  48. Raise a glass to the newly engaged couple
  49. Teach the art of a perfectly toasted marshmallow to the next generation
  50. Or lastly, but certainly not least …  just breathe

If you think your backyard living could use an Outdoor Style upgrade, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us for a free consultation at Houston – 281-265-1994 or DFW – 972-915-2727 or send us a message via our website.

Best in Outdoor Living Space

August 7, 2015 Awards, Outdoor Living, Patio Design
Texas Custom Patios

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.

Project of the Month: July 2015

August 7, 2015 Project of the Month

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