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Old 11-23-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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Default Covered Patio - Select or not or build - new home

Hey guys,
I am hunting for new home. One of the options I really liked is Covered patio.
10X10 usually around $2350 and 24X10 is around $6500 with fan and lights.

Best I liked in my selected home plan is 24X10 - $6500. Is it really worth that much money to build the patio with electrical outlets.

I really like to build patio with ceramic tiles 16 X 16 with lights and fans. Do i need to get permit from the County office to build Patio. Do you think i can build one for $3000 with all these. Concrete pad, tiles ( I can buy used or defect tiles, patio legs, patio cover , electrical conduit, fan, rain flow to yard)
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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For a covered patio that comes off the back of the house it can be a lot easier to have the builder do it at construction time than to do it later. Yes, you will need a permit and also approval from the HoA to add it later.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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For a covered patio that comes off the back of the house it can be a lot easier to have the builder do it at construction time than to do it later. Yes, you will need a permit and also approval from the HoA to add it later.
It doesnt seem pricey $6,500 for my requirement?

Concrete pad : 23X10= 230Sq.ft X 5 per sq.ft = $1150
Tiles : 16x16 tiles for 230 Sq.ft = $1000 ( may be I can find defect tiles for $600 or local brand..
Fan: $100
Lights : $100
Electrical conduit : $100
Wood legs - $......
Roof material - $....
Gutters $....

Labor Cost.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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No, not pricey. That's just what things cost. Its going to incorporate the patio into the roof line, basically, and that's expensive. I kind of find it odd that a covered patio is an "option". Isn't a covered patio usually just part of the house, especially since most covered patios I see are actually covered by part of the second story or the natural roof line, so its just part of the design of the house.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:54 AM
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A covered patio was not included by the builder on my floorplan, even though there was a cut-out on one rear corner of the floorplan I selected (which is where the optional patio was installed at a cost of $3335.00 for 9'x15'). I assume that most of the cost was for the additional roof that was extended over that corner of the house.

I think that a patio is well worth the money. I spend a lot of time on my patio and eventually plan on adding to it and including an outdoor kitchen.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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how about a covered patio + a pergola

http://joshuaco.net/yahoo_site_admin...133713_std.jpg
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Pergolas are the new thing to having a covered back patio.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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how about a covered patio + a pergola

http://joshuaco.net/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Pergola.123133713_std.jpg (broken link)

NICE! How much would that one cost. I'd imagine it's not cheap
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Pergolas are the new thing to having a covered back patio.
This is nice. I would also like to see climbing plants around it. Nice job whoever did this.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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NICE! How much would that one cost. I'd imagine it's not cheap
it depends mostly on the material, squarefootage and details. you can visit homedepot's website altho i doubt they have the full catalog.
I think it would be a lot more affordable if you make a pergola using widely available materials, pine instead of cedar, then paint or stain it.

here's what i promised my wife ( once i'm done with the interior of the house)



well something like that LOL
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