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Practical Steps to Planning your Dream Outdoor Living Space

Practical Steps to Planning your Dream Outdoor Living Space

Jan 22 2013

Remember walking through your home for the first time, thinking how you would make it your own? Deciding who would get what room, or what color the walls would be? Planning for the perfect outdoor living space can be just as exciting as it was planning for the inside of your home. Maybe you're considering a new look for your outdoors, but you don't know where to start. Begin by viewing your outdoor space as just another room to personalize.

Ask yourself these questions as a step towards your design plan.

  • What is the primary way you use (or wish to use) your outdoor space? Dining, entertaining, or relaxing in the shade?
  • How many people do you typically accommodate at a time?
  • What would you like to do more of outside? Roast marshmallows with kids or grandkids, practice your golf put, entertain friends, or create more family moments and memories in a relaxed private setting.
  • Are there areas of your yard that need an aesthetic boost or functional repair? Cracked or stained pool decks or patios, loose broken patio steps, a lawn full of muddy spots and dry patches, or a sitting area in need of a better source of shade.

Jot down your thoughts. Understanding your wants and needs will help you to visualize your plan. Consider meeting with one of our knowledgeable Design Consultants for a free digital rendering that fits your unique space. You can compare colors, elements, and patterns to see what best complements your home. Once your plan is finalized, enjoy the journey ahead as your dream outdoor living space becomes a reality.


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