Your front yard might be at a stage when it can be considered a blank canvas that’s ready for some serious improvements. But as with any major project, remodeling your front yard requires careful planning and research.
Here are the steps to follow when considering a front yard remodel:
1. Decide what you want to do
The first step in your front yard remodeling project is to decide what you want to do. Think about the following questions:
What is your budget?
What kind of look am I going for? (e.g., modern, traditional, etc.)
Do I need more space for entertaining or parking my car(s)? If so, where will this additional space be located and how big should it be?
If these questions have been answered and/or if you’re satisfied with the answers given by yourself so far, then great! You’re ready for the next step.
2. Consult your landscape architect
Landscape architects are good at making your front yard look good, and they will help you choose the right plants and materials for your space.
3. Find the right contractor
When hiring a contractor, it’s important to find one with a good reputation. Look online and also ask for references and check them. You should also make sure that your contractor is licensed and insured. If you’re not sure whether or not the contractor you want to hire is licensed, check with your city or county office of building permits or inspections department.
Another thing to keep in mind when hiring a landscaper or contractor is how long they’ve been in business and how many projects they’ve completed successfully over time, and whether those jobs were similar to yours.
4. Ensure that you have the permits you need
You need to be sure that you have the permits you need. Check with your local municipality and building department, as well as any other relevant agencies, such as the fire department or health department. You may also want to consult your landscape architect or contractor regarding this if this is your first time doing this type of project. And if there are structural issues involved (for example, if your front yard is sloped), then it would be wise to hire an engineer as well.
5. Be patient, and enjoy your front yard
It takes time to get the job done. Make sure you have the right permits in place before starting any major work on your property. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it, if someone offers their services or advice, take them up on it. You’ll get less frustrated if you don’t have to figure out everything by yourself, and other people may have ideas that could improve upon what was originally planned for the space (or even save money).
Remodeling your front yard can be a great way to improve your home. The front yard is often the first thing people see when they drive up to your house, so it’s important that it looks good. Remodeling can add value and curb appeal to your property. We hope that you’re excited to get started on your front yard remodeling project!