Not too many years ago, most patios were made of simple concrete or brick pavers. Today’s patios encompass a wide variety of natural stone, stain & stamp concrete, pavers and synthetic stone. These elements are often assembled with unique footprints complementing the architectural elements present on your home, and the surrounding landscape. Our patios include vertical hardscapes with outdoor kitchens, outdoor fire features, retaining walls, decorative pillars, and even hardscape stairs and steps. Archadeck of SW Houston has tremendous experience and expertise in designing and building Houston’s best patios and hardscapes.
Many SW Houston homeowners are choosing a Houston custom patio or hardscape for their home and landscape because of their unique versatility. A custom hardscape outdoor living space serves as the perfect spot to enjoy a myriad of outdoor living activities. These include outdoor dining and entertaining or just relaxation. In fact, a single custom hardscape design can provide a space for all of these functions and more!
Our custom patio and hardscape designs also work well as part of an outdoor living space combination, with a deck or porch, around a pool of to highlight your landscaped beds. Patios serve as the perfect space to complete your backyard retreat.
There are so many materials available for your patio that it can be overwhelming to nail down your selection. Not only are today’s pavers beyond basis brick colors and rectangular shapes, the stone options are seemingly endless. But if you’re not sure if you’d like pavers or stone, you might want to consider whether you’re looking for a consistent and organized pattern that’s very pleasing to the organized mind and logical eye, or something more random and creative that’s more pleasing to the rustic or artistic eye. Pavers are now made in just about any earth-toned, neutral hue you can imagine. They also come in many sizes and with a multitude of textures. Lean on Archadeck of SW Houston to help you decide. We can guide you through the color family and to the shape/size and finally the layout decision for your particular project.
Stain & stamp patios (also sometimes referred to as stain & score patios), became popular in the 1970s as a budget-friendly option for homeowners to expand their outdoor living spaces. Since then, the options for colors and finishes have expanded exponentially while still remaining a cost-effective patio finish for many homeowners.
Paver and stone patios, although beautiful, can be expensive. For homeowners that want the beauty without the price, concrete is a viable alternative. Concrete, to many, is known as the chameleon of patio design, as it can take on the look of other materials including flagstone, slate, tile, brick and even wood. Patio builders achieve these looks by coloring (staining) and/or stamping (scoring) the concrete.