Wintery weather is here, and many residents are cozying up in their homes, dreaming of going someplace tropical to escape. While those plans are fun to imagine, and those trips fun to experience, you could be planning to turn your home into a dream escape for year-round enjoyment. Now is the best time to set those landscaping design plans into motion so that you can ensure that your staycation location is ready in time.
Some may think that February and March are too early to begin planning landscape projects, but they may be unaware of all the steps that have to be taken before they can even break ground. Burkholder has been designing and building Main Line landscapes for over 20 years, so we can offer experienced advice about the planning process.
Many communities have architectural committees who have to approve any major changes to homes and landscapes. Planning ahead gives you time to submit your designs and get the approval and proper building permits issued. Having these things in place will save a lot of frustration for you.
In our experience, by the time spring arrives, our construction teams are booked 6-8 weeks ahead. If you have your heart set on a Memorial Day celebration in your new pool area and using your new outdoor kitchen, you have to plan to begin early.
Designers will have a more flexible schedule in the cold months before spring This will allow them to spend more time on your individual landscaping design project, gathering ideas and helping you work through the planning process.
When you have time to wait for special orders, your choices are more numerous. For example, some of our unique outdoor furniture manufacturers wait for orders before they cast the frames of the pieces. If you wait too long, you could have to settle for what is already on the showroom floor. While we have some great pieces in the showroom, being able to personalize your furniture for your individual space and tastes is very rewarding. You may also find that you can find specials on products and services during this time of year.
Now is the time to get your plans mapped out for your spring projects. Burkholder’s experienced designers will spend time with you to learn exactly what you hope to accomplish, then help you plan the outdoor living space of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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