This older home needed a backyard make-over. The family needed some shade and a nicer area to entertain. They also wanted a small built in kitchen.
As one can see, the lack of a patio cover didn’t keep this family from using their backyard. But, they wanted something more – something that would provide some much needed shade and a place to relax after a long day at work.
The home had a wall of windows with French doors – adding the covered space really did just extend the living room.
The flooring is a herringbone pattern brick floor. It is the perfect accent for this 558 square foot patio cover. We needed to address a drainage issue, so installed a French drain system with black gravel. This not only serves the purpose of the drainage, but helps define the patio space.
We added an outdoor kitchen along the side wall. We had to build out a brick wall to go behind the grill. This kitchen has just enough space for prepping and serving meals and is equipped with plenty of doors and drawers for storage. The vent hood is covered with the same granite as the counter.
The stained beams on the ceiling really pop against the light paint of the tongue and groove. The hardie wrapped columns keep the style of the new space in line with the home.
This new space gives the family a great area to entertain or to just hang out and enjoy the day. The fire pit has a gas line run to it and allows them to take the chill off of a cooler day or evening.
In the past, we have had some problems with contractors. What they say and what they do are two different things. Not so with Texas Custom Patios. We knew what was going to happen, and when, and just as advertised, it happened. In three weeks, we had a 300 square foot addition to our house. We now have an outdoor media room and outdoor dining room and we LOVE IT.