As you begin planning, it’s important to remember that today's outdoor living spaces involve so much more than just a patio or deck. These spaces are often the outdoor equivalent of multiple rooms of your home and include many (if not all) of the same features and utilities.
Your first step in planning an outdoor remodeling project should be to create a complete scope. Along with deciding on what features to include, you must also identify all of the additional construction items required to have those features built and functioning properly.
To organize the many components and trades required for your project, we find it helpful to divide the project scope into the following categories:
At first glance, this elegant space may not seem too involved, but its detailed scope reveals a complex project with 16 components.
Natural Stone Patio
Fire Pit Structure
Fire Pit Gas Burner, Vents and Logs
Grill and Cabinetry
Gas Line (Grill & Fire Pit)
Electrical (Kitchen & Additional)
Landscaping & Boulders
Stepping Stone Walkway
Low Voltage Lighting
Grading & Drainage
Whether it's for a game day party, a chili cook off, or just a run of the mill Tuesday, we recommend kicking your chili up a notch by making it outdoors. In this article we provide all of the tips you need to prepare chili on your grill or smoker.
In this article, we suggest a wide variety of landscape plants that can be used to make wonderful and unique flower arrangements. We hope that this comprehensive list inspires you to start clipping the garden and bringing it inside!