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Planning the Dream: 3 Key Steps to Building an Outdoor Oasis from EP Henry

With summer days on the horizon, homeowners are looking forward to time spent outdoors, and imagining an appropriate environment to do it in. E.P. Henry, the oldest, family-owned concrete unit manufacturer in the States, has sage advice for those homeowners contemplating an outdoor recreational space.

Planning is key and should not be stinted on, as it's not unreasonable to spend a year or longer on just the planning stage. You will want to start with an idea, based on your outdoor space and the end product you want to have. It's a good idea to find pics online in order to be as specific as possible. Once you have viable goal, you will need to devise a workable budget and research contractors. With a good contractor in your pocket, you can figure out materials needed and iron out any budget tweaks.

Key Takeaways:

  • When planning an outdoor recreational area, start with a viable idea, based on your outdoor space and your envisioned goal.
  • Use catalogues and online sites and pics to develop a firm idea of what you want your new space to look like and how you sentient function.
  • Visit a paved distributor to get a bead on what sort of materials you will need to accomplish your dream project.

“Finding a contractor can be a tough process, but a hidden resource is the paver manufacturer’s list of approved contractors. An experienced patio paver manufacturer will have a list of contractors with proven high levels of service and skill.”

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