Remodeling your outdoor space is a fun and exciting step to take as a homeowner. Whether you’re looking to improve the value of your home, update your existing space, or just want to boost the overall functionality and look of your outdoor land, any type of remodel can make a huge difference in the way your home looks and feels. While it is an exciting time, it can also be a stressful situation if you haven’t properly budgeted. Instead of being stressed out, make sure that you can enjoy the process by following these easy tips to help make budgeting a breeze. We believe in completing all our projects according to your budget parameters and design requirements. Our years of experience have allowed us to complete each project quickly without compromising the quality of the results. With quality control practices and a strong focus on enhanced client communication, we are certain you will fall in love with your outdoor space. Keep reading to learn more!
Set A Realistic Budget
Before you start on any outdoor home renovation project, it's important to make sure that you’ve fully budgeted for it. Many times, materials, labor costs, and other unexpected expenses come up. When you don’t properly understand how much all those expenses will cost, it can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Find out the cost of materials, landscaping, and anything else that you may be replacing upfront. This will require you to do some research. You will also probably want to add a bit of stretch within your budget. Various unexpected costs can arise and you want to make sure that you’re not putting yourself in a bad situation financially. It’s always better to be safe than sorry! Plus, worst case scenario, you over budget and can now either save that money or treat yourself to a nice dinner and enjoy your new outdoor space!
Set Your Splurge Items
Everyone has that one aspect that they consider a must in their outdoor landscaping remodel. Perhaps it's a new walkway from your door to a nice patio or firepit, a new garden area, or a full remake of your old yard. No matter what you’re looking to get out of your home outdoor remodel, set a list of items that you are willing to splurge on versus those that you could settle for a less expensive option. If you’re unsure of what you should splurge on, think about what you use most in your daily life. For example, if you’re someone who hosts lots of outdoor dinner parties, you might want to splurge a little more on the aesthetic material you choose. If you’re thinking of creating a grilling area, think about the materials and if they’ll be able to handle that type of activity. Think of your daily life and what type of activities you and your family partake in. That can help you decide what you will end up using most, getting you the most of your money.
Understand Your Space
Before you start, understand your current space. Unless you’re planning on expanding your yard, understanding your space initially can help you determine how and what you should do with your remodel. You may be surprised to know what you do and do not need. Sometimes people think of the appliances and other functionalities they want to put into their outdoor space without properly thinking about the space that it would take. Many times you might not need to expand or change as much as you would think. We can help figure out how you can utilize your yard and outdoor space to be the most effective. This can even save you some labor and time costs by utilizing the space that you have now.
Do Your Research Before Hiring
Like any major project, do your research, especially before hiring professionals. Labor costs can add up, which means that saving your money by doing small DIY projects here and there may be the difference between getting your dream backyard and settling on a cheaper alternative. Ask friends and family members, read customer reviews, and speak with companies before you fully commit. You want to make sure that you’re giving yourself the best options for your home
Keep All Your Receipts
Make sure to keep all your receipts and contracts after your remodel has been completed. If for some reason you are unhappy or realizing that there are issues in your current home, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your remodel. Of course, Border Magic wants to make sure that every little detail is perfect and exceeds your expectations. We make sure that everything gets done right the first time because we know how frustrating it can be to have your new space set up and then it doesn’t function properly or look the way that you want. When we say keep your receipts, we’re mainly referring to appliances and other materials you may have had to purchase outside of us. You also want to make sure that these materials have some type of warranty so you’re not paying for more than you should. After all, you’ve spent so much time and money, you should make sure that your space is exactly what you wanted! Make sure that you’re also keeping receipts and budgeting for weather delays too!
We hope that you’ve found these tips and tricks helpful. While some of these may seem like no-brainers, they can truly make a world of a difference. If you’re looking to remodel any part of your yard or outdoor space, Border Magic is here to help! Visit us online to view our portfolio to review some of our recent projects. Our entire team has ample experience and wants to bring your visions to life. For more information about our outdoor remodeling services, connect with us today! We can’t wait to help you get the space of your dreams.