Outdoor Living with summer kitchen in Texana Plantation, Richmond

This home had a decent sized covered porch along the back of their home with a low-pitched roof.  The homeowner wanted a complete redo to open up the space and add additional covered space with an outdoor kitchen.


The home before — low pitched roof that seemed to minimize the space.

Extended outdoor space

We extended the patio all the way to the edge of the deeper side of the home to give them about 600 SF of covered space. This gave them 3 distinct areas – dining, sitting and kitchen.

All the finishes

The flooring is a porcelain tile and the ceiling is Woodtone West Coast IPA pre-stained tongue and groove. The vaulted, open-gabled roof creates that wide open space they desired. The base of the columns and the kitchen are painted brick to match the existing home. The beam and top of the columns are wrapped in hardie and painted to match.

The Outdoor Kitchen

Situated at the far end near the entrance to the home, the kitchen has everything one needs to cook a great outdoor meal. It is outfitted with a black soapstone counter and backsplash behind the grill from Dal-Tile. The raised bar-top allows for extra seating. There is a sink, fridge, storage, wine fridge, ice maker and 32″ RCS grill and side burner. The vent hood above the grill controls the amount of smoke while using the grill. All appliances are from Cunningham Gas.

And the extras…

A custom bench was built along the wall under the windows to store wood for the indoor fireplace while also providing additional seating outside. The outdoor space has 2 very large fans to keep the space cooled off, gas carriage lights and a built in sound system.

The comfortable life…

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I am beyond impressed with the quality of the materials, the sub-contractors hired, and the overall final appearance of this project. This was our first experience with a contractor/home improvement project (beyond changing out shower heads, etc.), and I must admit that I am a little terrified to tackle anything else… I have been spoiled by Texas Custom Patios. Thanks, guys!

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