Think you’ve run out of time to get your outdoor living space done this year? It’s not too late – in fact, it’s actually a great time to turn your attention to your deck or patio in preparation for next spring. So while you add on the layers and begin your winter hibernation process- here are five great reasons to start your new outdoor space now.
WEATHER The weather could be your friend- almost all contractors are working at full capacity and, often times, longer lead times in the summer. This means as summer winds down quality contractors may be more readily available. As it starts to cool off lead times may decrease and you will also have less days that are interrupted by rain, wind, or severe weather.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME You are more likely to utilize your deck in the spring & summer. Don’t wait until spring to start the process. Any type of construction project has stages: planning, pricing, and production. If you wait until the weather warms to start planning you may miss out on some prime time to enjoy your new deck or outdoor entertaining space. By getting your outdoor space completed in the fall and winter, you are ready and waiting for spring when the temps start to rise!
PROTECTING YOUR LANDSCAPE There are always things to think about when planning a construction project. Access to the site is a key consideration. If material deliveries require access through your yard, summer weather can contribute to dry grass or overly wet areas if there has been significant rain fall which could mean potential damage to your yard. In the fall or winter there is much less likelihood of damaging grass or plants and blooming flowers which have passed their peak.
EXTENSION OF LIVING SPACE If you’re like most of us you decorate for Spring, add some color for summer, break out the autumn leaf toned décor in fall and overload on Christmas deco in December. If we’re honest though, including entertaining space outdoors just enhances our ability to spend time with friends and family while enjoying the beauty of the seasons. Rundown decks with splinters, bugs and maintenance shouldn’t deter you from loving your outdoor space. Incorporate a screen room, composite deck design, or even a sunroom to ‘wow’ your friends!
UNENDING OPTIONS With more time indoors to browse the internet and read a magazine it’s the perfect time to really determine what your dream deck or patio would look like. You can keep it open with a gorgeous pergola, add screens for pest protection, upgrade to a composite low maintenance product that will make your neighbors oh-so-jealous…or keep it simple with a new custom wood deck. Take advantage of this time to get it just right.
So while you’re cruising through November with your thoughts toward thankfulness and breezing through December celebrating Christmas with those you love – do some advance planning to leap into spring with a fabulous new outdoor living space.