Entertaining Space

Custom Made in the Shade

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Custom Made In The Shade

 

Taking their rightful place in the top luxury home trends of 2022  are extravagant covered exterior living spaces.

Since "enjoying the great outdoors" here in Texas demands shading your spaces from the relentless sunshine, luxury home designers have outdone themselves with new shade options for 2022.

 

TLK Made In The Shade Covered Porch

 

After two years of staying inside due to COVID-19, people are craving connection with nature more than ever. Gazing out your window in the morning with that first cup of coffee in the morning, you imagine an outdoor oasis. Julius Caesar felt the same way, so he copied his "front porch" from the Greek portico. Precursor of all porches, the portico originated in ancient Greece as a formal framing device that defined an entryway and created an appearance of authority.

We, much like powerful Middle Kingdom Egyptians, have a longing to domesticate the natural world.  Although, gardens were expensive to build and required a high level of maintenance, gardens were very popular in the Pharaonic period and were built within wealthy households and royal palaces.

Typical gardens in ancient Egypt shared these essential components: an enclosure wall, a water pond, ornate water well or canal, trees, flowers, vegetables and large shaded areas.

 

TLK Made in the Shade Outdoor Oasis

 

Aside from the mere beauty of modern porches and covered patio / deck areas, they are designed specifically to provide the shade we need to survive the solar onslaught.

 

TLK Made In The Shade Portico

 

Not only do shaded areas protect you from the sun, they also help insulate you from exorbitant summertime electric bills.  Porches and covered patios block the sun from shining directly through your windows and heating up your home’s interior.

Let's face it, while shading your home and your guests is definitely the smart move, what we're really after is THE WOW FACTOR.

 

TLK Made in the Shade Tinted Glass

 

The luxury, covered outdoor living space designs that TLK has on offer are not your grandmother's back porch or your dad's plastic sheet over a few metal poles, but gorgeous, modern miracles that will fulfill your wildest dreams.

 

TLK Made in the Shade Understated

 

TK and Lisa Kneedler know how to surround your new custom luxury home with all the "wow" you can handle!

 

 

 


 

Lockdown Living Unlocked

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Unlock Lockdown Living

The consequences of self-quarantine and social isolation are causing many people to reexamine their housing choices. The Quarantine forced millions of people to work from home, but was their home really conducive for doing business? Did it work for home schooling their kids?

TLK Luxury Custom Homes can build you a house that sets you free from the shackles of quarantined living with custom offices, home schooling space, kitchens designed to cook ahead and store lots of meals,  larger areas to entertain your friends and space out back for your visitors to park their cars.

TLK Custom Homes - Custom Home Office

Apartment living and town homes may once have been great for busy young professionals who run out to work everyday, then meet their friends at clubs and restaurants. However, when your world suddenly locks down around you, your social life disappears and you find yourself alone in front of your computer all day. Social distancing turns into nightmare.

TLK Custom Homes - House Guests

Even middle-aged Americans who were planning on downsizing or eventually moving to active retirement communities have decided to hold on to their comfortable, roomy houses. The social benefits of these communities fly out the window when your Governor or Mayor suddenly forbids gatherings and management simply cancels everything and locks you down.

TLK Custom Homes - Home Game Room

The recent epidemic has made many people want to build a big house closer to their grown children. TLK Custom Homes can build you that home: the house you never dared dream of for less money than buying a tract home; the home customized to give you everything you'll need to enjoy Lockdown Living together with your loved ones!

If you're interested in looking at the Luxury Multi-Generational Home option, click here.