Navigating Your Budget: Key Factors for Keeping Your Outdoor Living Space Project on Track

Posted February 8, 2024 in 3D Design, Blog, Covered Patio, Decks, Design/Build, General, outdoor design, Outdoor Living Room, Patio and Walkway, Pool, Videos

Determining your budget for a new outdoor living space in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania can be quite challenging if you have no idea about the costs involved. There is a wide range of investment levels to choose from when it comes to investing in your backyard and while hiring the cheapest contractor may seem appealing for your wallet, it is essential to consider their qualifications, resources, design acumen and skill of construction before you commit. If they are not equipped to handle the project, your costs could quickly get out of control. That is why it is crucial to have a clear understanding of how your partner prices the project and how your choices will impact the overall costs. To ensure your project stays on budget, it’s important to have a clear understanding of pricing structures and how your choices impact overall costs. Here are three key factors to keep in mind:

  • Define your vision 

A reputable patio or deck contractor should understand the importance of transparent pricing and detailed estimates. So, before you start building your new outdoor living space, ensure that your partners clearly outline the costs associated with your comprehensive project that will come up when building a custom outdoor living space. A detailed estimate helps you understand the breakdown of your budget, and ideally it should be combined with a custom design so you can make informed decisions before you start building your new custom outdoor living space in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.

Overlooking the design phase before construction starts is common, but it’s an important step for ensuring your space’s dimensions, material compatibility, and furniture comfort align with your vision. To remove any uncertainty and eliminate the guesswork, we work closely with you to understand your needs so we can develop a custom 3D design video, enabling you to preview and feel exactly how your new space will connect with your home. This proven process alleviates concerns and aligns expectations for everyone involved before any shovels hit the dirt!

Why your outdoor living space should start with a 3D design→

  • Communicate Clearly and Properly Manage your Build 

Clear and consistent communication is the most important part of keeping any project on budget. So make sure your deck, patio, or pool contractor prioritizes communication and has a project management process in place. Regular updates, progress reports, and open lines of communication will help identify potential issues early on, allowing for proactive solutions to minimize additional costs. Ask about the contractor’s project management approach. Do they have a dedicated project manager overseeing your project? How do they handle unexpected challenges or changes in scope? What is the process for change orders? Who is your main point of contact?

After you approve the MasterPLAN design and construction proposal, we simplify the transformation of your backyard by taking care of every single detail—liaising with local authorities, securing plans and permits, and overseeing engineering & inspections. Your personal MasterPLAN designer works closely with your construction team and serves as a single point of contact for everyone involved, so your vision is brought to life seamlessly while keeping you informed throughout the process.

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  • Consider expansion plans 

Hiring a contractor for your new patio, deck, or pool should fit your budget without sacrificing your vision or the long-term value of your home. But sadly, many contractors may overlook the personal moments, like your future family gatherings or your children’s milestones, that make these spaces special. With our design-first strategy, we consider both your current and future needs and lifestyle when it comes to designing and building your custom outdoor living space.

Your custom, 3D full-color design video will help you visualize every detail, ensuring clarity and confidence in every decision about your outdoor investment. Our proven design/build process defines the full scope of work from the very beginning and takes present and future site access needs into consideration. This helps you strategically plan ahead for future phases which ultimately saves time and money throughout every phase of your project. As your design/build partner we are committed to building a long-term relationship that ensures that your investment adds the most value to your home.

How to phase your backyard build over time→

If you’re interested in creating a new outdoor kitchen in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to enjoy meals outdoors this summer, renovating your existing inground swimming pool in Allentown, Pennsylvania for your grandkids’ enjoyment, or building a custom outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania that will make lasting memories, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because we understand the value of your investment and want to make the entire process as hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’re proud to partner with homeowners in the Lehigh Valley area to simplify the transformation of their backyard into a personalized outdoor living space that adds value to their home.

With our award-winning design/build process, our team of experienced professionals takes care of everything from engineering and project management to contractor scheduling, permit applications, and inspections for your custom outdoor living space so you won’t ever need to worry about communicating with your HOA or township either.

Getting started is easy. Click here to schedule your discovery call with your own Project Concierge!

For a limited time, download your very own copy of “2024 Design Secrets“. This valuable resource will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and ensure that your investment is well-placed. So why wait? Begin turning your dream into a reality today with this helpful guide!

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