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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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Outdoor Living Areas for the Coming New Year: The Aesthetic Difference with a Pergola

Outdoor Living Areas for the Coming New Year: The Aesthetic Difference with a Pergola

An outdoor living area needs a design for year-round use, and a pergola provides the promise of this through the winter, spring, or summer. If you don’t know what a pergola is, it’s somewhat like a patio cover, except it’s more open on top and focuses on a unique aesthetic for personal stylization. While they do provide some shade from the sun during the summer, the open spaces accommodate more elaborate architectural design. But they leave room for customization for use during other seasons.

With winter now here, a pergola can still be used as a great place to entertain your guests. And in the spring, when blooms are out in your garden, consolidation with your pergola is easily done in one unique way.

Using a Pergola Through the Seasons

Through the winter, customization is always possible with your pergola thanks to its open space on the top and the sides. Many people now connect curtains to their pergola to provide protection from the weather, plus privacy. By using a UV-protected canopy on the top of the pergola, you’re also protected from the rain and snow when you want to use it for a space to do holiday entertaining.

While you’ll love your pergola in the winter, spring will bring even more enjoyment since you can grow vines and other plants around the support beams. This adds a whole other layer of customization that makes entertaining outdoors a unique experience. Imagine being able to enjoy the blooms of plants around the sides of your pergola as a curtain provided by nature.

Then, in the summer, it turns into a great place to relax and add unique style to your backyard area. For many confused on what designates a patio cover from a pergola, the latter is strictly about open design for a classy look. Designs are easily made differently depending on personal style, which makes the pergola such a popular choice for so many backyards.

contact us here at Allied Outdoor Solutions in the new year so we can help build a pergola for you to enjoy through 2015. Made with durable materials, you’ll be able to use your pergola for a long time as the new popular alternative to how people use their patio spaces.

Pergola installation in Houston, Dallas, Austin, TX

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