Outdoor Living Spaces in Phoenix, AZ
Professional Backyard Landscape Design
Investing in an outdoor living space is a great way to improve your home’s value and can be a great entertainment area. It’s important to hire professional landscape contractors for your outdoor living space because they can create incredible backyard landscape design projects for you.
Unless you are living in a very upscale community where you are trying to keep up with the latest backyard landscape design projects, people will drive by most homes in Phoenix, AZ without even turning their head. There are of course exceptions and those homes for sale have a tendency to sell faster because of their great curb appeal. Usually those people who care so much about their own curb appeal have done an equally impressive job with their outdoor living space. They have not only added nice equity by doing so, but have substantially increased their living space.
Get An Experienced Landscape Contractor
Thinking about getting backyard landscaping services? First place to start is hiring a quality landscape contractor with design experience that can create a master plan for your outdoor living space. Even if you are doing things in phases, one should always have a master plan! With that plan, your landscape contractor should give you an itemized list of the costs, which will help identify and “reel in” the budget. Most people looking for professional backyard landscaping services have a wish list greater than their budget. The majority of those people are not familiar with how much things cost and often are “sticker shocked” when they see how much their backyard landscape design really costs.
Make sure you discuss your budget with your landscape contractor! You are going to spend the money anyway, so to get the biggest bang for your buck, discuss how much you would like to invest in your outdoor living space. Ask the landscape contractor what is the best way to spend those dollars on your outdoor living space. It doesn’t matter whether you have a $5,000 or $50,000 budget, just make sure the money you have to invest in your outdoor living space is spent as wisely as possible.
Let’s say you are getting three bids and you have a $20,000 budget. If all three bids are within 10 percent of one another, then the ONLY thing that should make the decision for you at that point is who you trust the most to do a good job for you! Throw the numbers out of the decision equation. Who was on time for every appointment? Who gave you the best ideas? Who had the best follow up? Who had good references or a solid contracting record with the Registrar of Contractors (ROC)? These are the questions you need to ask yourself when bids are fairly close. In landscape construction, like most other forms of construction, you get what you pay for. Once in a great while, the low bidder can do a good job for you. but buyer beware, often times low bidders cut corners, which has a direct effect on the overall quality and finished product. Also, don’t forget about warranties. Many low bidders have what we call a “tail light” warranty. In other words, once they’re off the job and they drive away, .good luck ever seeing them again if something goes wrong.
After you have nailed down the budget for your backyard landscaping project, the next step is to do a design based on that budget. The full master plan can and should still be drawn even though you may not be able to afford your entire wish list. Simply execute that portion of the plan with the money you have now, and you can always do other things later in phase two. A good landscape contractor thinks fast on his feet and can roll with customer changes with little difficulty. They also have an eye for detail and project management. Most installs require several crews all of whom have their own area of expertise. This needs to be scheduled one after the other like a well choreographed dance for maximum results.
Contact Us Today
Interested in adding an outdoor living space to your home? Contact our landscape contractors in Phoenix, AZ at Outside Living Concepts today!
Why Choose Us
- Our Landscape Design Experts are Extremely Knowledgeable and Creative
- Provide an Unprecedented Level of Customer Service
- Free Consultation & Free Design On Approved Budget
- We Create Spectacular Custom Outside Living Environments
- Make the Construction Process Fun
- Add Equity to Your Home
- Custom Outdoor Environments
- We Build Designs and Design to Build
- We Do Not Sell Supplies
- We Do Not Do Yard Clean Ups or Yard Maintenance.