Outdoor Living Spaces
A pergola is a garden feature that forms a shaded walkway, passageway or sitting area. It is constructed with vertical posts or pillars that support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice. Also called an arbor, it can be built attached to your house or as a free standing structure. The materials used to construct your pergola range from cedar and treated lumber to aluminum. Each type of material has its unique advantages. Another great option is to build the pergola with stone or brick columns.
Pergolas may link pavilions or extend from a building’s door to an open garden feature, such as an isolated terrace or pool. Freestanding pergolas, or those not attached to a home or other structure, provide a sitting area that allows for breeze and light sun while still offering protection from the harsh glare of direct sunlight. Pergolas also give climbing plants a structure to grow on, making a lovely, natural accent.
Our patios make great additions to any home. We specialize in stamped concrete flagstone and tile patios to give you the best options in durability and aesthetics. There are so many styles and color options that making the final decision can be a difficult one. That is why it is important to use a designer who understands your vision and can provide necessary input.
The beauty of flagstone is the irregularity of its shape and the variety of its color. Typical flagstone colors are red, blue, beige, pink and buff, with other exotic colors possible. The wide availability, variety of colors and the budget friendly price make it an excellent choice for patios, walkways and garden areas in the landscaping master plan.
Tile is an excellent way of completing your outdoor living space to make it truly special. The most commonly used patio tiles are made of red clay, but can also be made of white, gray or black clay. Slate tile and travertine tile also offer some beautiful color options. The important thing is to consider the overall landscape design and how the tile will bring these elements together.
We can also build you a pool house to go along with your new pool. The enclosed structure is a great addition to any outdoor living space and gives swimmers a place to change clothes, shower and freshen up, as well as enjoy some food and drinks. The convenience of a pool house eliminates the need for a trip into your house in a dripping wet swimsuit.
The most popular features built into a pool house are a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen, making the structure suitable for pool parties and social engagements. Stay close to the poolside and save yourself the hassle of cleanup in your home after the party. Should you opt to build the pool house with a bedroom, it can also serve as a guest house.
Covered Patios/Screen Rooms
We have been building covered patios, pergolas, screen rooms and sunrooms all over the Houston area for over eight years. While there are numerous benefits to adding a patio cover to your backyard living space, the biggest and best advantage is the additional space you gain for relaxing and entertaining guests.
Screen rooms are also a great addition to any home and come with several advantages:
- Create a year round air conditioned and/or heated room
- Keep mosquitoes, flies and other insects out of your entertaining area
- Increase the usable living space of your home
A patio pavilion is similar in functionality to a pool house except it is open on the sides and allows for a nice breeze to move through the space. The pavilion is a free standing structure that adds architectural appeal to your backyard living space.
One really great option for this structure is to screen it in for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Once screened in, you and your guests can enjoy the outdoors without the nuisance of pests. Your pavilion can be built to include an outdoor kitchen, a bathroom and a fireplace.
The ceiling can be finished with hardy plank painted to resemble your existing home or pine tongue and groove stained for a more rustic appeal. The posts can be wrapped in hardy plank and painted, or solid cedar posts can be utilized to complete the rustic look.