Getting Started

There are so many things to consider in creating your dream space. When all of those decisions pile on top of each other, it can seem overwhelming. So where to begin?

Make the large conceptual choices and determine your “must haves.”

The best place to start is with a simple question: How do you want to feel when you’re in your space? Energized? Creative? Contemplative? Calm? Pampered? Making the large conceptual choices first will make all of the smaller ones more manageable, because you’re narrowing your scope.

Next, decide on your “must haves” to create that feeling. Whether you want a large pool to fit your family of five; the calming sound of a water feature; a top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen for your inner gourmand; or a large, open lawn to host neighborhood BBQs, start there. Get that first big decision out of the way, because all of the smaller decisions base off of that.

There is an endless number of options for your space: full outdoor kitchens, multi-level patios, fireplaces and fire pits, pools, water features, and so much more.

DIY or Expert Help      

Once you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, you need to decide how to do it. Do you want to be the general contractor of your project, or do you want to hand off that responsibility (and the stress that can accompany it) to someone else?

There are plenty of experts out there to make the process a whole lot simpler. Each comes with their own set of tips and recommendations to help you through the project. At Watkins we’re here to help inspire you to create the projects of your dreams.

On this site, you’ll find information about how to select a contractor, frequently asked questions, project inspiration and a catalog of our products, so you can dive into all the possibilities.

Stop by our showroom anytime. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to help you get started.