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Trip’s New Patio

Trip’s Patio Before

Trip knew his old aluminum windows were drafty and not energy efficient. He and his wife had also discussed having a larger rear patio and longed for better access to the patio. He contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC after his father-in-law had highly recommended us. The resulting new patio accomplished everything Trip and his wife desired for their outdoor living space.

Trip’s New Patio Doors

Trip’s house located in the Memphis area was truly a gathering place for friends and family, but the back yard was lacking usable space to entertain. A new patio door was selected to replace the existing picture window which had a single hung window on either side. In order to install the new 60″ French door with side lights on each side, the old windows were removed as well as the lower portion of the wall.

Once the existing patio slab and walkway were removed, a new, larger washed gravel patio slab was poured. The single entry door was also discarded in favor of a new vinyl double hung window. This required the construction of a partial wall to support the window and brick work to make the transition look seamless.

Trip's New Patio Slab

The new door unit was a maintenance free metal clad door. The glass in the door and side lights were dual paned and insulated to add energy savings. Once the interior and exterior trim was installed, the project looked original to the house.

Trip New Window on Patio

We were fortunate enough to be able to match the existing brick and this led Trip to ask for a small brick wall to define the edge of the new concrete patio. A contrasting 24″ x 36″ stone was selected and installed atop the wall and provided additional seating. Once again, Quinta Contractors had a happy customer.

 

 

 

Trip Patio Wall 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it’s the minor changes like this project which provide the biggest benefits. Not only does Trip have a more enjoyable outdoor entertaining area, but he certainly improved on the curb appeal of his home as well. At Quinta we believe that our commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the competition.

Interested in finding a contractor for your home improvements or in need of repairs for your home in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, or North Mississippi? Then give us a call to schedule for your FREE estimate.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Pergolas

Wood Pergola 1 Underside

Pergolas or arbors are a great way to add partial shading over an existing patio or as a garden feature serving as a shaded walkway or sitting area.  The summer sun can be relentless and shade trees are often sacrificed when a lot is cleared for home construction.  You can purchase a small tree and wait years for the limbs to get large enough to provide shade or simply have a pergola designed and constructed.

Wood Pergola 1 Rear View

Quinta Contractors not only performs jobs as large as kitchen and bathroom remodels; we would be glad to  build an arbor for your outdoor living space.  These pergolas are typically constructed from treated lumber and require little maintenance.  The posts are topped with beams and then a number of smaller boards are place perpendicular to create a lattice type pattern.

Wood Pergola 2

The beauty of these structures can be enhanced with stone or brick pillars.  One of our clients whose chose an aluminum framed pergola selected dry stacked stone to surround the bases of the columns supporting the roof structure.  The options are as vast as your imagination and Quinta is your best choice for hiring professionals who are committed to quality customer service.

Bryan Holloway