If you’re considering creating a new outdoor living environment at your home, you may be wondering if you can do it yourself. After all, DIY projects are all the rage these days. And for many residential (and even commercial) projects, DIY is just fine. However, when it comes to landscape design and construction, it’s best to hire an outdoor living contractor.
What is an outdoor living contractor?
In short, an outdoor living contractor – like Scott Design and Construction – is a full-service landscape and construction firm that transforms properties into exceptional outdoor living environments. An outdoor living contractor may offer anything from landscaping and lighting – to stonework, outdoor kitchens, entertainment centers, patios, decks, fireplaces, fire pits, ponds, arbors and more.
Benefits of hiring an outdoor living contractor
While hiring an outdoor living contractor as opposed to DIY or even “piecemealing” the work out to various companies may cost you more in the short term, there are many long term benefits that will make you more than happy that you hired an outdoor living contractor. Just some of these benefits include:
· Outdoor living contractors will design a landscape and outdoor living area you will love. A reputable and experienced outdoor living contractor will deliver a finished project that you will love – and you can also rest assured that they will comply with regulations and codes. Your new outdoor environment will be a special place that you and your family and friends will enjoy for years to come.
· Outdoor living contractors offer expertise from start to finish. Outdoor living contractors will remain involved with the construction and follow through. What the homeowner may consider a long weekend project might actually take weeks.
· Outdoor living contractors have a plan. Another big advantage of hiring an outdoor living contractor is that they’re trained to think about landscapes as systems. They will assess your property’s problem areas as well as possibilities and create a solid plan that addresses both the big picture and exact details of how your landscape will look. They will also help you select the perfect materials, styles, textures, and colors for your landscape project. An outdoor living contractor will handle all the details, saving you time and stress!
· An outdoor living contractor will increase the value of your home. Hiring an outdoor living contractor is one of the best investments for your home, adding as much as 15 percent to its value over comparable houses. An outdoor living contractor is well equipped to design an outdoor living space that will not only add value, but also extend your living space while allowing you to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Arbors, installed seating, fountains, fire pits, fireplaces, patios, and outdoor kitchens can create a space that is both inviting and environmentally sustainable. Many studies show that landscapes literally grow in value over time, while traditional home additions or remodels start to lose value the minute the dust settles.
· Outdoor living contractors design low-maintenance gardens and features to help lower your energy bills. For those who are looking for low-maintenance gardens, native plants are the way to go-and an experienced outdoor living contractor will incorporate them into your landscape design. The proper placement of trees and large shrubs can actually lower energy bills by reducing heating and cooling costs, and a knowledgeable outdoor living contractor knows exactly where they should be placed.
Call Scott Design and Construction today!
Founded in 1989, Scott Design and Construction is today one of DFW’s premier full-service landscape and construction firms. At Scott, we strive for excellence and take pleasure in transforming each and every one of our landscape installation properties into a personal paradise for our customers to enjoy with their families and guests!
For a complimentary consultation on your outdoor living needs, please give Scott a call today at 972-562-9467.
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Creating Exceptional Outdoor Environments for almost 30 years!