Americans, especially southerners, love to get outdoors during the beautiful spring weather. Spring seems to be trying to break through early this year and summer is around the bend. Now is the perfect time to plan on enjoying that weather in your new outdoor space. 

Surf the Web for Outdoor Space Ideas

Where do I start, you ask? You may have a vision in your mind or you may be starting from scratch. Take some time to think through and jot down what your outdoor space would ideally include. Are you looking for a place to gather around the fire? Are you hoping to be able to incorporate a cooking/grilling area? Do you want to be able to entertain groups of friends and family? These wants should be listed in order of importance so you can adjust when managing your budget.

Next, it’s time to go surfing. Well, on the web! Search the web for ideas, designs and colors/materials you like. Pinterest is a great place to start. You can scroll through beautiful pictures of many options. When you find a look you like you can pin it to a board to save it. You can also search similar looks with a simple click. In addition, you can zoom in on a specific element and search for more of that particular item or design.

Finding the Right Contractor

Looking for the right contractor to trust with your outdoor space construction would be the next and most important step in the process. Text or call your neighbors or post on Facebook to ask for recommendations. Once you have a few options, do some research into those companies. Do they have an online presence? How long have they been in business? Check out their reviews. Peruse their galleries of work images. Selecting the right company is critical.  

ContractorMen is a general contractor, turn-key builder that can create the outdoor space you want with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. They have been in the construction business for over 35 years. They have just earned the 2021 Best of Houzz Service Award (which they also won in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 & 2014). Take some time to view their online gallery of past work, their projects on Houzz and their many reviews. Connect with ContractorMen Online or through Houzz. You can even start an idea board to collaborate ideas with them. Ditch your cabin fever with plans for your beautiful outdoor living space by calling ContractorMen at (404) 801-5656.

This blog was originally posted in March 2020 and was recently updated.