At Archadeck of Southwest Houston, we make every aspect of creating your ideal outdoor living space easy and effortless. It all begins with the personalized design consultation and ends with the final walk-through of your completed oasis.
Unfortunately, if you do not choose an outdoor living structure specialist like Archadeck for your project you may learn that not all structures have a solid plan behind their construction, and many homeowners will decide to install a new addition without considering potential issues. They choose instead to rely on their own experience, their understanding of regulations and codes, and home improvement resources found at their local home improvement store, or online. This is a mistake.
What You Should Think About Prior to Getting Started
Your first consideration should be the placement, size, height, and overall design of your intended project. Would you prefer an attached structure or a freestanding one? Do you want distinct areas for different outdoor activities? For many SW Houston homeowners, this is the most enjoyable part of the design process so enjoy it and flex your creative muscle!
Once your design is finalized, we also finalize all of your material choices including the genre of materials you choose to use on your project, including hardscapes, woods, synthetics, amenities, porch ceilings, railings, pillars and beams, etc. Knowing what materials you want in your design enables us to give you an exact quote for your project. At that point, we can sign the contract and schedule your job.
It is also crucial to know early-on if the design you want will work in your space. That is why it is crucial to consult with your local government, whether that’s city, county, or state (in some cases), to make sure that your plans are in compliance with local building codes and zoning restrictions.
One part of this process Archadeck of Southwest Houston makes easy is the HOA approval process. We go as far as securing all the supplemental documentation needed to present to your Southwest Houston-area HOA for review. This includes all setbacks, materials, colors, placement and all descriptions including the scope of the project. In our effort to make your project effortless, all we need from you is the signature for submission.
We also secure any necessary permits and check that your plans are all within their rules. Also, keep in mind that if you want something that’s against the rules or out of bounds, we can help you prepare a variance as part of any appeals process that will still allow you to build your dream outdoor space — we are literally by your side every step of the way.
The most important factor for your new outdoor living project is when you first make the point of contact schedule your design consultation. The sooner you start the process, the sooner your new patio, deck, pergola, outdoor kitchen, covered patio, (or outdoor living combination space) will be completed. That’s why you should go ahead and get started now, while the outdoor living season is young. If you take steps now to begin setting up the project, you’ll be showing off your new backyard oasis in no time at all!
Download your free Design Guide to get started or contact Archadeck of Southwest Houston today to learn more. You can reach us at (713) 597-5285 or email us at [email protected] to set up your free design consultation.
David Herbert, Owner, Archadeck of Southwest Houston