If there’s one way to add a touch of luxury to your home, it’s an outdoor living space. With the pandemic leaving a lot of people stuck at home and unable to travel, it’s only natural to want to recreate that holiday feeling in your own home.
Creating a dream outdoor living space will bring you and your family much joy. It’s the perfect place for enjoying the sunshine and getting some vitamin D. You’ll further have a wonderful space in which to relax or entertain with family and friends.
But make no mistake, these garden renovations are a lot of work and can be very expensive too. Get the help you need to plan your outdoor living space with the help of the following tips.
Find your ideal outdoor living space design
The best part of planning your outdoor living space is creating the perfect design. You’ll need to think about what you want to get from your outdoor space, and you can find plenty of outdoor room ideas to help you out with inspiration. You’ll need to be realistic about your expectations and work with the space you have to decide on the perfect design. There are a lot of landscaping companies that’ll provide a design service to help you with ideas if you’re struggling to plot it out.
Work out your budget
Garden renovations can cost a lot of money, so you need to be prepared for a large budget. This will include the cost of materials, labour, and the cost of buying any furniture you require too. The cost of landscaping a garden varies according to the size of your garden and the work involved, but you could be expected to pay anything from $55 to $70 an hour.
You’ll want to add a little cushion to your budget in case things end up costing more than expected. Landscaping work can be unpredictable at times, and you may encounter some unexpected costs along the way.
Decide what to DIY and when to bring in the professionals
A lot of people will undertake a garden renovation themselves. This can be a great way to save on labour costs, but you will need to factor in equipment hire, and the fact that it might take longer to complete the work.
While you can do a lot of the work yourself if you wish, there are some things that are best left to the professionals. S&B Tree Services can remove any trees that need clearing, as well as trees that need treading or tidying up. For electrical works, plumbing, and other similar jobs, you need to bring in people who are qualified and experienced to ensure the work is carried out correctly and safely. Don’t take on anything that’s over your head!
Renovating your garden is a great way to update your home, and it can add a lot of value too. With your dream outdoor living space in place, you’ll have somewhere you can enjoy throughout the year, without having to leave your home.