The Hardest Part of Any Outdoor Project Is Getting Started

Hot summer weather is just around the corner here in Nashville and that means it’s time to get your outdoor space prepared for days filled with grilling and nights packed with entertaining friends and family.

Before you break ground though, our Nashville home improvement experts at Stratton Exteriors point out there are a few different variables you should take into consideration while planning your project. Thinking each of these aspects of your project through thoroughly will help ensure you don’t overspend and the job is done right.

Know Your Budget

Possibly the most important point for you to give thought to is how much money you’re willing to spend to complete your project. That means you need to take both the amount of time that will go into the job and the costs of different materials into consideration before starting any work. Lumber, for example, can fluctuate in price drastically depending on the type of wood you are looking to use and the season in which you plan to do your project.

Get Your Timeline In Order

Another aspect of a project that can inflate your costs is the amount of time it will take. This is why it’s vital that your contractor provides you with a detailed plan of the work the job will entail and a thorough analysis of how many hours that work will take to complete.

Be sure to plan ahead and schedule the time for your contractor to do the work early so you don’t find yourself in a situation where your contractor is booked up for the next six months.

Measure Your Space Twice

Nothing will blow your budget or eat time faster than making an error in your measurements. Be sure to double check the amount of space you have allocated for your project so you don’t purchase more materials than you need or end up spending extra time having to find solutions to problems or a Plan B for your project because it wasn’t thoroughly thought through.

Watch The Weather

When planning your project, it would be wise to consider the normal weather patterns for your area. The completion of many outdoor projects, including those that include masonry, painting, or staining, are dependent on clear weather. That’s because the work cannot be completed in the cold or when moisture is present. The Farmer’s Almanac can be a good resource for trying to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature.

We Are Your Nashville Outdoor Remodel Resource

 At Stratton Exteriors, we have years of experience planning and executing the construction or remodeling of outdoor spaces and we can guide you in the right direction if you’ve been considering such a project.

You can learn more about some of the outdoor spaces we’ve created, such as porches, outdoor kitchens, and even patios, by visiting our website.

If you would like to speak with us about your needs for your next project, you can reach us by calling (615) 750-2148 today. We look forward to working with you soon!