What helped us the most was to think carefully about how we plan to use this space while we’re still just sketching the design. I really appreciate your time explaining about how to design outdoor living spaces around our needs and uses and the great possibilities and advantages of incorporating hardscapes.
As it turns out, we’ll need to add the hardscapes in Phase 2 in a year or so. Making the deck out of composite materials really ate through our budget faster than we expected. I’ll be sure to call you again when we’re ready to add the hardscapes.