Planning Your Dream Outdoor Living Space
Planning Your Dream Outdoor Living Space can seem daunting but Anderson's Masonry Hearth and Home is here to help you through the process. Below we have provided some things to consider before you begin.
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Consider the Pros and Cons of Completing a Project in Phases
Like the interior or exterior of your home, if you are planning on selling the home in the near future consider colors and products that will appeal to large group of buyers. Fortunately, Anderson's doesn't sell neon pink and purple, glow in the dark, glitter pavers...well at least anymore:)
Allow for Room
While a smaller patio might seem less expensive, if you decide to expand it in the future or add a large fireplace or outdoor kitchen you don't want to be constrained by a retaining wall or other design element that might need to be moved in the future to make room for expansion. Those little kids playing in your backyard will eventually get big and take up even more room on an outdoor couch so plan accordingly.
Break up the Space
Consider breaking up the outdoor space a little bit. Ponder an intimate seating area that might be quiter or more suitable for smaller gatherings. While an outdoor fireplace provides a much needed focal anchor point to your space, where will guests sit to eat the the amazing food prepared from your outdoor kichen? Your contractor can help you with some incredible design tools from Belgard to help you visualize the area long before a shovel hits the dirt.