Did you know that imagining and planning your dream outdoor living space can be a ton of fun? From browsing through remodeling sites, looking at various social media platforms, and working with a professional design team, there certainly is enough inspiration to help you design your dream outdoor living space. However, before you actually get started there are a few important things that you need to consider. For example, it’s necessary to know what you want and why you want it.  When the time comes to sit down and actually start planning your dream outdoor living space, you should have a crystal clear idea of what you want from it.

What do you want to  do in your outdoor space? You certainly should design a space that suits your purposes. Here are some more questions that need answers during the pre-design phase. Will you be hosting  parties for adults and or children? Would you like to  watch sporting events or other things on television such as movies and shows? If so, you need  a controlled space to keep the TV safe. You also need to find the perfect spot that won’t cause glare during the day when the sun is shining bright.

Perhaps you’d like to spend your time outdoors relaxing with a good book? Maybe you need a dedicated kitchen area for grilling and cooking outside? Would you enjoy a shady area with a hammock? Do you need a firepit with plenty of seating for guests? It’s important to spend time in your yard imagining the possibilities.  Don’t be afraid to get creative. Think about what would give you the most joy and use, and keep those ideas at the forefront of your mind. Having a long-term vision for the space that you want is the first step in ensuring that you get your dream outdoor living space.

It’s also important to design your dream outdoor living space to match your home. A typical mistake that some homeowners make in the early phases of design is not determining a unified theme or style for the outdoor space. People also make the mistake of  bringing a dream from a former home to a new home. Outdoor living spaces do not have a universal fit that suits each and every house. Instead, they should mirror the style and design of your existing home. This is particularly important for your home exterior and any areas where indoor and outdoor spaces interact with each other.

A top-notch professional designer will assist you early on in selecting and defining the particular elements of your design. They will help you pick out matching colors, find accents to make your yard pop, or choose subtle hues for a relaxing space. Communicating with your designer will allow for the creation of a unified, beautiful, and useful dream outdoor living space that your family will enjoy for many years.

For more information about designing and building your dream outdoor living space, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.