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Are You Ready to Start Your Next Outdoor Project?

  Embarking on an outdoor patio build project with the help of an outdoor living company can be an exciting journey towards creating your dream outdoor space. A new outdoor patio build project is an exhilarating endeavor that promises to transform your outdoor living experience. Whether you’re envisioning a cozy retreat for intimate gatherings or a spacious entertainment hub for hosting friends and family, careful preparation is key to ensuring a successful and satisfying outcome. 

1. DEFINE YOUR VISION

  Begin by clarifying your vision for the outdoor space. Consider how you intend to use the patio—will it be primarily for dining, lounging, entertaining, or a combination of activities? Visualize the layout, features, and ambiance you desire, taking inspiration from outdoor living magazines, websites, and social media platforms. Browsing our online gallery is a great place to start when looking for ideas. 

Electric automatic shades that cover the patio engulfing a kitchen and a outdoor living room

 

2. SET YOUR BUDGET

  Establishing a realistic budget is crucial before engaging with an outdoor living company. Consider factors such as the size of the patio, and any additional features or amenities you wish to include. A clear budget will guide your discussions and help the outdoor living company propose suitable designs and options.

3. RESEARCH OUTDOOR LIVING COMPANIES

  Take the time to research and vet outdoor living companies in your area. Look for experienced professionals with a strong portfolio of outdoor projects that align with your vision and style preferences. Read client reviews, check references, and ensure the company is licensed, insured, and compliant with local building codes.

Custom kitchen, patio, and fireplace for an outdoor living room

4. SCHEDULE CONSULTATIONS

  Reach out to selected outdoor living companies to schedule initial consultations. During these meetings, discuss your vision, budget, timeline, and any specific requirements or challenges related to your outdoor space. Be open to their expertise and suggestions, and ask questions to clarify expectations and ensure a mutual understanding of the project scope.

5. REVIEW DESIGN PROPOSALS

  After the consultations, review the design proposals and cost estimates provided by each outdoor living company. Evaluate the proposed designs in terms of functionality, aesthetics, quality of materials, and alignment with your budget. Consider factors such as maintenance requirements, durability, and long-term value when comparing options.

Outdoor living space with custom patio, fireplace, privacy wall, and electric shades to cover the patio, which are amazing backyard features

6. FINALIZE CONTRACTS & PERMITS

  Once you’ve selected an outdoor living company and finalized the design, review and sign the contract detailing project timelines, deliverables, payment schedules, warranties, and other terms and conditions. Work with the company to obtain any necessary permits or approvals from local authorities before construction begins.

7. STAY COMMUNICATIVE

  Maintain open and clear communication with the outdoor living company throughout the project. Regularly discuss progress updates, address any concerns or changes, and approve key milestones before proceeding to the next phase. Collaboration and transparency will help ensure a smooth and successful patio build process.

Outdoor living space with custom patio, fireplace, privacy wall, and electric shades to cover the patio, which are amazing backyard features

8. ENJOY THE TRANSFORMATION

  Once construction is complete and the outdoor patio is ready for use, take the time to appreciate the transformation and enjoy your new outdoor living space. Personalize the area with furniture, decor, lighting, and landscaping elements to enhance comfort, style, and functionality.

9. MAINTAIN & PRESERVE

  Maintain your outdoor patio regularly by cleaning, inspecting, and repairing as needed to preserve its beauty and functionality. Follow manufacturer guidelines for caring for materials such as wood, stone, metal, and textiles to prolong their lifespan and keep your outdoor space looking pristine.

By following these steps and working collaboratively with our team, our experts at Tradition Outdoor Living are ready to turn your vision of the perfect outdoor patio into a reality.