Some of the earliest settlers of Missouri City, TX, were lured here in 1894 by the promise of mild weather. In short order, the new settlement was hit with a blizzard in 1895, a deep freeze in 1899 and the Galveston Hurricane in 1900. Luckily, we usually do experience the milder weather initially advertised as the “land of genial sunshine and eternal summer.” Isn’t advertising great?!
The city’s name comes from an ad campaign designed to attract settlers from the state of Missouri. Missouri City, calling itself the “Show Me City,” no longer needs to advertise to attract residents. Incorporated in 1956, Missouri City has grown continually. The population doubled from 1980 to 2000 and hasn’t slowed down.
The Missouri City area is home to beautiful residential neighborhoods including the upscale, master-planned developments of Lake Olympia, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. One thing all Missouri City residents have in common is a love for their outdoor living spaces. We enjoy the outdoors year-round (Sorry, 1895, you can keep your blizzard!) so why not get the maximum enjoyment out of every inch of your home’s outdoor space?
Whether you have a patio or a deck, you are going to need some shade. Let’s start with the patio. Notice we’re going to talk about covered patios, and for decks we’ll talk about adding a pergola for shade. Switch it up! We can build a pergola for your patio and we can cover a portion of your deck with a roof if you want. Don’t let anyone box you in to a design that doesn’t fit your needs!
The Missouri City covered patio is a hands-down favorite. First, you have the patio surface, which can be a work of art by itself. To provide some all-important shade, we recommend covering part of your patio with a shade cover, which is basically a roof. If you want to cover your entire patio, that’s what we’ll do, because it’s your home and you get to decide. However, if you leave a portion of the patio uncovered, you allow family members and guests to soak up a little sun during those cooler months when it’s most appreciated.
Our favorite covered patio is one that’s right beside a pool. If you have a pool without a covered patio, take a look around our website because you are going to love the covered patios we’ve pictured here. A patio roof not only provides shade, it protects you from the occasional rain shower, too. Why not tuck your outdoor kitchen under the patio cover to keep the grillmaster from getting too much sun? Follow that with a big flat-screen TV and your home will become the one everyone flocks to. Will your outdoor kitchen include a bar? Bar seating near the food prep area is popular because everyone enjoys watching the cook work his or her magic.
Every outdoor living structure Archadeck of Southwest Houston designs and builds is unique. We design your patio specifically for you. Designing your outdoor living space is a collaborative process, because we don’t just hand it to you. You decide! There are many decisions that go into making the final design.
• Stain and stamp concrete?
• Paver patio?
• Natural stone?
From that initial decision, we branch out into more specifics. What color stain? What design for the stamp? What color and style of pavers? (You can choose more than one paver color to include a border or a patterned area.) Which natural stone would you prefer?
We’ll help you navigate the many choices and make recommendations when you want them. You can benefit from our experience with prior customers as we tell you what we have designed in the past that seemed to work well. Don’t think you’ll get a carbon copy of someone else’s patio, though! When we say your patio is unique, we mean it. No two Missouri City homes are alike, so no two Missouri City patios will be exactly alike, either.