Outdoor living spaces that include multiple pieces, like the above, can be built in phases.
Building new structure or updating old structures in your outdoor spaces can be expensive and something that many people save for years to build. Spreading the build across a few years may make more sense for you and your family. This is called staged building, and it’s something that we think is an important part of the design process.
When you are looking to change your outdoor living space, designing the dream backyard from the start will save you time, money and frustration later. Although you may not add the second piece to the space until a year or two after the first, you don’t want it to look like an afterthought. Instead, you want every aspect of your backyard to work seamlessly with each other. In the initial design phase, it’s important to see how the pieces work together to make sure everything “fits.”
Depending on what you may be building, developing your backyard design in advance may also save you money in the long run. For example, if your end goal includes a fire pit, fireplace or outdoor kitchen, you will want to run your gas lines early if they run under your other projects. Small things like this will save you from having to tear up parts of your existing structures to include others.
Running the gas line at the beginning of this project allows the outdoor kitchen to be added later.
When talking to your outdoor living contractor, it’s important to mention everything that you eventually want to include in your yard. Ask for “staged” plans showing you how your space will look after each part of the project is built. If you aren’t exactly sure what you need or want, ask yourself questions like “how do I envision myself using the space?” Our design guide will give you further direction on what may fit your needs and lifestyle, giving you the best backyard you can imagine.
For more information on staged planning and building, contact Archadeck of Nova Scotia at 902-444-3325 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArchadeckOfNovaScotia