Outdoor living spaces are becoming extensions of the home. Especially since COVID struck, most of us have been spending so much more time indoors that we are desperately seeking open air. This pandemic has driven us to bigger and better dreams of outdoor spaces that are just as comfortable and luxurious as our interior spaces.
When you start to seriously move towards revamping your outdoor living area, the question that usually comes up is whether or not you should hire an architect to help you plan and strategize your space. It’s a question that should be asked and there’s no cut-and-dry answer, but the solution can usually be found when you ask yourself how big of a project you are planning to undertake.
If all you are looking for is a deck, you might be best off going with a deck builder. If you are exclusively interested in your landscape, you may want to hire a landscape designer. But if you are dreaming of an all-encompassing redesign of your outdoor area – from a kitchen to a pool, a lounge nook to an indoor gardening building or even a guesthouse, an architect is indispensable.
How many landscape designers have experience with building decks, laying out luxury kitchens or designing outdoor pizza ovens? How many deck builders have experience designing pools, pergolas or in ground hot tubs? If you want one thing, you go with a single service provider. If you want it all, and you want it to flow and function seamlessly, you go with an architect.
Based on the complexities and intricacies of a project, an architect is there to ensure that every aspect of your space is built to branch the divide and enhance the flow from the inside of your home to the outside. Architects have rigorous and well-rounded training, along with years of experience, that allow us to bring a birds-eye perspective of all the fundamentals, as well as the bells and whistles that you are looking for in your outdoor living space.
Architects come to projects with a different set of eyes than a builder, designer or tradesman. Rather than just getting the job done, meeting a budget and building what comes easiest, an architect looks at each home and client holistically. We think of not only what will work for the space you are envisioning, but also for the home as a whole and for your own personal preferences and lifestyle.
We encourage all our clients and families to dream big and not sacrifice their vision. This is your home. This is your haven. It should look and feel exactly like you envisioned. You should love where you live.
So what are you waiting for? If you have ideas, share them with us! We’d love to hear your plans and see how we can shape them into reality. Plus, we offer free consults to determine if we are the right fit. If it’s best for you to simply hire a deck builder or landscape designer, we’ll let you know. We just want you to be happy and satisfied with your outdoor space.
Let us know how we can help!