Remember the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? She knew the right fit when she found it. "This chair is too soft … this chair is too hard … but this one is JUST RIGHT."
Knowing what you’re comfortable with is key to enjoying a good life. And when it comes to spending money on home improvements, that is no exception. The last thing you want to do is overextend yourself and become house poor.
Based on our more than 40 years of design consultation and building experience, some homeowners at first may hesitate to reveal their outdoor living space budget.
They may be concerned that a contractor will take advantage of their client’s financial resources once a budget is revealed. Another may be concerned that if their budget is revealed it will increase the price without expanding the scope of the project.
MUTUAL TRUST IS THE BEST WAY TO START ANY RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY IN BUSINESS
With Archadeck, the opposite is true. As North America’s #1 outdoor living space designer and builder, our reputation is based on excellent communication and honesty. And it is still that way since our founding in 1980.
Once we know how much you can afford to spend on your outdoor living addition, it gives us a baseline on how to proceed with our conversation about what your needs and wants are in creating a realistic design plan for your new deck and porch.
THE BEST SURPRISE IS NO SURPRISE
Think back to when you bought your home. You made sure that the expenses connected to your purchase were within your means – the monthly mortgage payment, insurance, utilities, etc. The same line of thinking applies to outdoor improvements. And once a budget is determined, there is a silver lining: your return on investment.
YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING IMPROVEMENT IS LIKE MONEY IN THE BANK
CBS News reports “Not only does building a new wooden deck add significant value, but it’s also one of the projects with the highest "joy scores" in a consumer survey conducted by HouseLogic, the National Association of Realtors homeowner resource site. A new wooden deck came in with a joy score of 9.7 out of 10, and 77 percent of consumerssaid they have had a greater desire to be at home since completing the project.” As for the return on investment, the Association estimates that homeowners would recover 106% on the project.
ENSURING WE MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS DELIVERING YOUR MONEY’S WORTH – AND THEN SOME
As your local premier Birmingham porch builder, we understand that every outdoor improvement project is unique to each family. That is why Archadeck custom designs each outdoor living deck and porch based on our client’s needs, preferences and the specifics of their property – keeping their budget in mind at all times.
During your design consultation, we will ask lots of questions and spend the time it takes to understand your needs. We call this conversation “a comprehensive needs analysis,” and it helps us identify exactly what you’re looking for so we can deliver the deck and porch of your dreams.
IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, WE CAN DESIGN AND BUILD IT
Do you imagine a new deck, porch or both in your future? Archadeck of Birmingham is the area deck and porch expert. Contact this Birmingham deck builder today to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.
Derek and Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.