Outdoor Living in Highland Village

A gorgeous outdoor living space was created for this home – a place that would allow their entire extended family to spend time together.  Their backyard is very exposed to the west sun and they wanted a space that would give them some much needed shade.  We added 4 different areas for outdoor living for a total of 1,025 SF.


This home had an existing pool and outdoor kitchen area, but no shade. The yard offered plenty of stone and rounded features for us build around.

Upstairs Living Space

Our build included both an upstairs living area and a downstairs area. The covered upstairs area is 275 SF and was built to be an extension of the game room and upstairs kitchen.

What a View

The windows are arched and finished off with Austin stone with color. The high vaulted ceiling allows for plenty of light.

Drop Screens for added Protection

Texas Custom Patios installed drop screens that are embedded in the stone arches to help protect the space from sun and bugs.

Vaulted Ceiling with Cedar Beams

The ceiling is 1×6 smooth cedar tongue and groove that has been stained. There are 6×6 cedar beams stained darker to add a great contrast. The homeowner chose a beautiful chandelier to hang and fans were installed to create a great breeze.

Rustic but Elegant

A wood burning fireplace was created to add the warmth needed for those cool days and evenings. The stone on the fireplace and along the walls is Austin stone with color. There is a small built in bar area and ledges on the windows next to the fireplace that are Oklahoma flagstone. The flooring is a light walnut travertine tile.

Downstairs Dining Area

The balcony space creates a perfect main level outdoor dining area. Again using the smooth cedar stained tongue and groove with darker stained beams on the ceiling.

Flooring and Arches

The flooring on the main level is Oklahoma flagstone. And all the columns and arches are the same Austin stone with color that was used upstairs. The table was built in with legs to match the Austin stone.

Screens all around

Drop screens were also added to this space to protect the area from the harsh sun each day as it is setting. Again, beautiful chandeliers were choesn to be hung over the table area. Fans were also installed to keep a nice breeze going.

Outdoor Kitchen covered with a Pergola

Texas Custom Patios added a pergola over their existing outdoor kitchen. The stone arches create a fluid transition from covered patio area to pergola area. The pergola is made with 4×12 rough cedar timbers with 2×4 slats.

A View from the Balcony

What a view… the greenspace behind the home extends out past the fire pit area that we also added.

S’mores for all…

The fire pit area was created so 16 people could fit around it. Again, Austin stone with color and Oklahoma flagstone was used to create this space. The fire glass is azuria blue. What a great space for cool evenings and creating memories.

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Our Customers Love Us

I have a lot of experience with construction and renovations, so some contractors find me annoying at best. My outdoor living project was larger than I was able to take on as it entailed adding an outdoor living area, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom with a fireplace and fire pit. It’s built onto an existing structure with a tile roof in a seamless manner. The completed project is amazing, and was featured in the Houzz project of the month for December 2013. It was a very large project so it took a long time to complete, however the process was absolutely painless. In my previous experiences, I have always had issues with miscommunications and added costs, among other things. My experience with Texas Custom Patios included NONE of these issues. The finished project far exceeded my expectations. The workmanship was superior, and the quality of the products is top of the line. I truly highly recommend them.

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