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Plan Your 2023 Deck or Porch Construction Now

Perhaps outdoor living is not a top priority, here in November, with the holiday season on the horizon.

However, it should be if you anticipate building a new custom composite deck, covered deck, or screened indoor porch in 2023. While it might seem a daunting task to add one more to-do to your pre-holiday checklist. The great news is that Archadeck of Kansas City will help ease the heavy load of planning your new outdoor living space. It’s our job to undertake the more time-consuming aspects of your project, such as applying for building permits, scheduling surveys, ordering all materials, and scheduling inspections once your project us underway. But you have the power to get your project started before those things can even begin!

screened porchNovember is the ideal time to dream of springtime outdoor living in Prairie Village KS

It's time you thought about next year's project.

So, what’s your role in planning your new outdoor space? If you are considering a new custom deck or porch for your Kansas City area home, you have probably at least begun your research. This could entail looking online for inspirational design ideas and determining whether you want an enclosed or open space – or if you long for the best of both worlds with a multi-use outdoor living design. If you have not yet begun your search, find inspiration here, in our website project galleries!

new deck constructionOlathe KS composite deck by Archadeck of Kansas City

How long will it take to build my new outdoor living space?

According to Archadeck of Kansas City owner, Dan Hall, this is one of the most common questions he receives during his complimentary design consultations. In his own experience, it takes Archadeck less time to build than it takes most clients to make their final design and materials decisions after the consultation. If you schedule your complimentary design consultation in November, but do not arrive at your final decisions and sign your contract, your project will be delayed well into 2023. In a perfect planning scenario, where you schedule your consultation this month, and finalize your contract in November, your construction project will begin in March of next year. Time is of the essence because other clients are already on our 2023 building schedule.

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Here is a breakdown of a typical timeline before building begins:

  1. Scheduling your initial design consultation – one to two weeks
  2. Your decision period – however much time it takes you to decide
  3. Apply for blueprints and permits – can be 6 to 8 weeks
  4. Survey (if applicable) – can take up to two months

Let’s say you have your design consultation in mid-November. Then, you take two months to finalize your design and sign your contract. That takes you to mid-January. Then, up to another two months for blueprints and permitting can take you to mid-March. If a survey is required, that puts your project starting approximately mid-May. Depending on the project type you are having built, the build time could be another month or two, which has your first opportunity to enjoy your new space in mid-summer. The quicker you act, the better!

Also read: How much does it cost to build a deck or porch?

Are you ready to discuss your new 2023 outdoor living design in the Kansas City area? Get in touch with our award-winning designers for a complimentary consultation at (913) 704-6240.