BACKYARD RENOVATION IN RICHMOND
Outdoor Dreams specializes in complete backyard renovations and outdoor home improvement projects. Whether you need a new outdoor living room or a completely new backyard, Outdoor Dreams can help. We take a holistic approach to your yard and are able to create a master plan that can be constructed right away or in phases. Our service areas include the city of Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester, Moseley, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Goochland, Hanover, Montpelier, Henrico, Mechanicsville, the West End, Bon Air, Church Hill, and Ashland.
We have the ability to design and build all your outdoor structures including patios, pools, fireplaces, fire pits, outdoor kitchens or grilling islands, sitting and retaining walls, landscaping, water features, ponds, privacy screens, outdoor lighting, pergolas, decks, pavilions, fences, irrigation systems, and driveways.
Our Backyard Renovation Process
We developed the Outdoor Dreams Journey to guide our clients through their outdoor home improvement projects while providing them with a truly enjoyable experience. This unique process allows you to engage in the creative process and feel confident in the quality of the craftsmanship, all while enjoying a high level of communication and customer service.
Your Outdoor Dreams Journey begins with a complimentary one hour consultation. At this meeting you’ll be able to meet with your designer and discuss your initial ideas for the project.
Following your initial consultation, a Feasibility Study, which provides an initial scope and rough cost estimates for all elements of your project, will be created and a follow up meeting scheduled. During this follow up meeting your designer will walk you through the each component of the project scope and discuss your options for each. At the end of this meeting you’ll be able to establish your initial project scope and budget.
The next step in your Outdoor Dreams Journey is to enter the design process. Once your design contract is executed, your designer will reach out to explain the process and set expectations so your design is created in an efficient and enjoyable manner. At Outdoor Dreams, you receive not just a custom design but a design customized to you.
Your designer will take the time to get to know and understand your taste, style, and preferences, while educating you on all your available design options. During the design process, you’ll receive several options for each element of the project and be able to provide feedback until each element is exactly how you want it. Each design culminates in a 2D CAD drawing of the overall design, landscaping plan, lighting plan and a 3D full-color rendering of the new space. This will allow you to see and experience what your new space will be like before it is built and confidently move forward with construction.
Once your build contract is executed, you’ll receive a letter outlining your estimated project start date, what is required from you in preparation, and what to expect during construction. You’ll also be introduced to your Project Manager. Once construction commences, you’ll receive a weekly Progress Report from your project manager that outlines your estimated completion date, a summary of the work completed during the week, and a description of the work that is planned for the coming week. This report allows you to stay informed and in control throughout the duration of your project. Once your project has been constructed, you will have a final walkthrough with your Project Manager where you will be able to ask any questions and address any final close-out items. Additionally, you will receive a maintenance guide tailored to your project that will provide instructions for the care and maintenance of your new outdoor living space.