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Soak Up Some Natural Beauty with a Rustic Outdoor Living Area

Soak Up Some Natural Beauty with a Rustic Outdoor Living Area

 

If you have a patio, it can be really pleasant to spend your evenings there, on a chair or a swing, sipping a glass of iced tea and reading a book. But in order to create this type of outdoor living area, you have to design it the right way. In addition to growing plants and flowers in your backyard, you have to cover it, furnish it and light it in a way that will encourage you and your family to kick back and relax.

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Some people cut down the trees in their garden in order to create an expanse of grass. But instead of doing this, you can get your tree trimmed and use it as part of your gardening design. If you don’t have the shade of a fully-grown tree, you can create a shady area with a patio cover and place your furniture there. This will be a great way to look out on the rest of the backyard and enjoy the greenery.

A patio cover can provide shade for a table and two chairs if you think you might want to eat out in the garden sometimes, with your significant other. Or if you think that you might want to sit outdoors and read a book, then you can hang a swing from the patio cover and enjoy the breeze on your face while you read. You can also create a little nook with a loveseat and a coffee table; it’s romantic and comfortable at the same time.

Path

Consider building a path in your garden. It should not be a straight path but a winding one which has a rustic, natural feel. And if this path leads through the seating you have set up under the tree or under a patio cover, then that will encourage you to spend more time there, soaking in the feeling of being in the midst of nature. You can also have your path going through a pergola which has an old-world charm; you’ll feel like you stepped right out of a Jane Austen novel.

Lighting

Little fairy lights can also give your garden a beautiful, magical look. You can line your garden path with lights or place a couple of candles on the table under your tree. Make sure you get a candleholder though because an open flame is likely to get blown out with a gust of wind. A fire pit is also a great way of lighting up your backyard; it creates that carefree feeling you have when you make a bonfire. It can be romantic and fun.

Contact us for more great tips to set up an outdoor living area which will encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

 

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Turning Your Patio into a Perfect Outdoor Living Area

Turning Your Patio into a Perfect Outdoor Living Area

 

When we drive around Texas, whether it’s Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio or Forth Worth, we’re dismayed by the state some patios are in. Too often, when renovating their homes, homeowners focus on the inside. But as anyone who’s lived in Texas for a while knows, being outside can be just as enjoyable as being stuck inside. So why not turn your patio from a simple concrete part of your yard into the perfect outdoor living area?  We’d love to help you do just that.

Start with the Foundation

A good patio, one that you’ll truly enjoy spending time in, begins with a solid foundation. That means creating a surface that is both durable and beautiful, which is more difficult to achieve than you may think. Surfaces that are durable and easy to maintain, such as poured concrete, simply does not look the part, while the more beautiful alternative – sandstone or quartz – take quite a bit of maintenance.

Fortunately for you, we have the perfect solution. Our concrete overlays make your existing patio both beautiful and durable, creating a sandstone-like look that your guests will rave about. It’s the perfect foundation for an outdoor living area.

The Sky is the Limit

Of course, it doesn’t end there. The Texas sun can get pretty hot, and it may even rain a time or two. So why not check out our options for patio covers? Not only will they protect you from the elements as you enjoy your time outside, they also add a design feature to your house that will be sure to get approving comments from your neighbors and passers by. You can decide on the exact amount of sunlight and air you want to let in to your new and improved outdoor living area, and we’ll design and build a patio cover that’s perfect for your needs.

So what are you waiting for?  Contact us today to get your home ready for the Texas summer!

 

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