If you're tired of looking out your windows and seeing wasted potential, let's talk! Whether you're envisioning a wrap-around front porch, an enclosed sunroom off of your living area or if you want to create an outdoor oasis complete with a grilling station, Denny +Gardner is here for you. Our team takes pride in treating each client with respect, and each project with integrity, and we are always ready to take on any outdoor living space ideas you have – from simple to grand.
We are licensed for remodeling and new construction in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Washington DC, the City of Alexandria and Loudoun County, and always operate while holding true to our values of "Quality, Pride, and Innovation." Our experienced team is here to help you enjoy your home inside and out.
The Design-Build method simplifies the process for both the homeowner and the remodeler. A design-build contractor handles all steps of the process from initial consultation and estimating to final walk-throughs, and everything in between. With a design-build team, you are hiring a designer and builder as one.
At the end of the day, this means that there is one single point of communication for homeowners to share their ideas, expectations, and budget. This simplified and pinpointed process of communication diminishes or altogether eliminates the potential for miscommunication between the homeowner and the contracting team, saving you time and money on your project.
When choosing a contractor to create an outdoor living space for your Northern Virginia or Washington D.C. home, a great place to start is within your personal network – ask friends, neighbors and co-workers who have recently worked with an outdoor living contractor for referrals. You can also utilize websites like Houzz.com and Angie's List to view contractors in your area, see examples of their past projects, and learn about their team. Once you've made a decision, request a meeting with the contractor(s) to ask any and all questions you may have. Below, we have some suggestions for questions to ask a Design-Build contractor during your consultation.
Is creating or remodeling an outdoor living space worth it?
Yes! If your home already has a patio, sunroom or pool area, remodeling these areas can potentially increase the value of your home. Most importantly, it will increase the usability and enjoyment of these spaces by you and your family. It is worth noting that if you are interested in creating an outdoor living space solely to increase the value of your home, don't overbuild it. Use your existing features or current available landscape as a guide to create a space that seamlessly flows with the rest of your home.
How long does it take to create or remodel an outdoor living space?
The answer to this question is entirely dependent on the scope of the outdoor living space you are wishing to create. A porch remodel, sunroom addition, or the creation of a pool area with outdoor kitchen vary greatly when it comes to expected time for project completion. An experienced design-build contracting team will be able to provide you a detailed timeline once you move forward from your initial consultation.
What questions should I ask a contractor before hiring them to work on my outdoor living space?
Protecting yourself and the investment you are putting into your property is the most important part of any build or remodeling project. Here are examples of questions to ask regardless of which area of your home you are hiring a contractor to remodel:
Denny + Gardner builds and remodels in the following areas:
• Fairfax, Fairfax Station
• Northern Arlington
• Northwest D.C.
• Potomac Falls
• Wolf Trap
Is your city not on this list? Contact our team, as you may be within our service area!