A Backyard Makeover – The Design Build Way

A Backyard Makeover - The Design-Build Way

Fall is here, which may have you panicking if you planned to redo your backyard this summer and suddenly it isn’t summer any more. This could even be a source of contention with your partner, who left this item on your “Honey-do list.” We’ve all been there, but don’t fret. We have a way to kick-start your backyard remodel — and it doesn’t have to wait until next summer.

The process 

Our owner and CEO, Chris Kehoe, believes strongly that each job should be tailored to you, the client. Every outdoor project starts with a consultation, and we ask a lot of questions so we learn what you want and need. Do you want a beautiful raised deck for entertaining, or something to connect your house to your pool? Or are you more into patios and pergolas? If you need some help with backyard landscaping ideas or backyard design, we have 15 years of expertise to help you out. After that, we establish your budget. Then, we start designing your project. We can create a digital rendering, even using 3-D imagery, so you can see exactly what the finished product will look like. Once you Ok the final design, we start work at your pace. You want to do the deck in the fall and then wait until spring to do the landscaping, no problem. Now here is the fun part, you can gift this fully designed 3D rendering to your sweetheart. Telling them you have taken care of the details and over the next year your dream backyard will be built! 

Once you decide when to start, the Orange County Deck team then manages the project, and handles everything from permitting and purchasing to hiring subcontractors, construction, and cleanup. We have your back before, during and after.

Advantages of design build

There are plenty of advantages of using a design build firm rather than separate designers and builders. In projects with separate designers and builders, there may be conflict or poor communication. There may be a design element that your builder can’t create, or materials they can’t get. In a design-build firm like ours, we’re all on the same team. We also know what materials our builders have access to and what restrictions they may have. Another benefit of using our design-build firm is our comprehensive plan. We’ll help you create your long-term, comprehensive backyard design, and then using that plan, we can help you break the project up into chunks. So if you can’t afford to redo your entire backyard in one year, we can help you break it up into sections per season or year.

What does outdoor design-build mean for you?

What does that mean for you?

Basically, we’ll save you a lot of time, money and aggravation. Even other design-build firms might not let you section out how much of your project you can do at once. With our process, you will have a full plan, however, you won’t have to build out everything at once and stress your budget. This will help you to save money in the long-term by not revisiting the design-build process every time you have a new addition to make.  

It will also help your project keep a cohesive, well-thought-out look instead of a pieced-together feel. (Not to mention a beautifully designed outdoor space could make a great Christmas gift, and be just the thing to get you out of that “Honey-do” doghouse.)

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on your new backyard design! Contact us here, or check out the top trends for outdoor living (and then contact us).