Large covered patios have become one of the most requested items that homeowners would like designed into their new homes (and as add ons for existing homes as well) – we have done many of them over the years and see the trend expanding. They are so practical in our climate and really enhance flexibility for entertaining & relaxing options.
We find that the covered patios are getting larger and more elaborate, with full outdoor living in mind. Fireplaces, barbecue/cooking areas, heaters, hot tubs, flooring type (concrete, stone, pavers, stamped concrete), water features, lighting and furniture needs all are included in the ongoing design discussions.
This photo is of one of the covered patio areas that is currently under construction, the timber frame work and roofing are now complete. Again yesterday we were discussing options and ideas for the barbecue area that will be on the right side of the patio between the wall of the house and the post.