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Do you have all three? You can by making some design moves that gives you a walk-on deck that lowers to a patio that surrounds the pool. And don't forget the outdoor kitchen

View Deck/Pool Landscaping Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the deck/pool landscaping process. It assembles information you need and outlines it a step-by-step review.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any deck/patio/pool landscaping or outbuilding project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to deck/pool landscaping (remodeling) vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in deck/patio/pool landscaping is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • deck/patio/pool pics,
  • deck/patio/pool ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • deck n' patio company information,
  • deck/patio/pool shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each landscaping element such as building materials, electrical, lighting, landscape design, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a landscaping contractor.

Give your landscaping ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home renovation. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing deck/patio/ or pool and any electrical as needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Deck/Patio/Pool Ideas

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The 2nd step in deck/patio/pool landscaping is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing landscaping ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Deck/Patio Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for the decks/patio/pool areas.

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decks n' patios
garden furniture
swimming pools n' spas


View B: House Plans & Images

An excellent resource for gardening trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

some google images

patio pool designs
deck pool designs
swimming pool ideas
deck designs
patio designs
outdoor kitchens


View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for decks/patio and pool.

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gallery: deck - garden - pool furniture
gallery: let's go for a swim


View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: decks and patios
search: garden furniture
search: fountains - pools - ponds


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Stay Tuned for Our Future Deck n' Patio Posts!

A Selection of Deck/Patio/Pool Topics For Your Landscaping Needs

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Having a beautiful deck patio

Your landscaping plan should include a functional deck and/or patio. A place for enjoying and entertaining outdoors. And if means allow, put in a outside kitchen and/or swimming pool.

Let's begin with this step-by-step guide after you review the deck-patio-pool ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your landscaping needs.