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Hire an Expert to Design Your Outdoor Space

It can be overwhelming to design space while shopping for products, stay within a budget, and daydreaming all the while. While designing your outdoor dream space, it’s important to utilize the space in the best way possible, express your personality and ideas, stay ahead of the latest trends and styles, and spend your money wisely. Hire an expert to design your outdoor space, and they can help you with all of this and more!

Hire an Expert to Design Your Outdoor Space - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms1. Determine the Theme or Use of Your Space

Why do you need an outdoor space? Do you frequently invite guests over for a barbecue on the patio? Do you want a space to entertain while enjoying the pool? Or do you just need a great place to relax by a garden or overlooking your property? Determine the use of your space is the first big step in designing it. Here are some great ideas for outdoor spaces including an outdoor living room, poolside paradise, gameday bar and grill, and more. If you’re unsure exactly what the use of your space should be, ask an expert!

2. Express Your Ideas and Personality in Space and Design

Your outdoor space should complement your landscape and your home, but it should also reflect your own style and personality. This space should be as intimate as your own bedroom. Envisioning your own ideas and style will help make sure you have the right layout for the furniture and amenities that will bring your space together to live in and use. While thinking over your ideas and expectations, consider furniture, flooring, textures, and more.

3. Utilize the Latest Trends and Design Styles

It’s not enough that you’re adding a space to your home. In order to add value to your home through this addition, you must pay attention to the latest trends and design styles. While you may not be looking to sell or even refinance, every change made to your home should be an improvement. Involving a professional from start to finish will help you to bring in elements that are trending in the industry. Check out these Top 10 Outdoor Design Trends and discuss them with your IBD Outdoor Rooms expert.

4. Source Quality Materials and Products

Do not become swept up in trends that are outside of your budget and then purchase sub-par products to achieve the aesthetic you want. Only trust your home improvements with products manufactured of quality materials, with safety and durability in mind. IBD Outdoor Rooms makes all of our design components of quality materials only, shipped and ready to build by your hired contractor.

Expert Care for a Stress-Free Job

When you involve a professional for your home improvement job, the many tasks and decisions can be fun and exciting instead of stressful and aggravating. Why is it stressful? Many homeowners don’t realize how much work goes into a major installation like an outdoor space. While a lot of the work is in installation, a great deal of the work is decision-making, budget-following, and people-pleasing. Don’t worry, though. When you have the help of an expert, you can accommodate the function your family needs as well as the design and style your family wants.

Don’t get stressed. Get help. At IBD Outdoor Rooms, our experts can assist you in choosing from a variety of outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor fireplaces, extras like grill cradles and lighting posts, and custom structures to give your space walls and waterproof ceilings.

Check out our gallery to find the outdoor space of your dreams and talk with a professional to get started on your design.

Professional Installation for Quality Improvements

While IBD Outdoor Rooms sells and ships ready-to-build and ready-to-finish products, it is imperative that homeowners hire a local professional to complete the installation. Not only does your homeowner’s insurance require licensed and certified contractors to complete work on your property, but most municipal code authorities also require a qualified contractor as well as building permits. This keeps your home and family safe but also keeps the community safe. Accidental fires do not only affect your home, but also neighboring homes.

We recommend homeowners hire a certified contractor to do all installations, structural, hearth, and otherwise. Make certain to hire an NFI certified chimney and fireplace technician to install any fire appliance. When you involve an expert from the beginning you have the benefit of an entire network of contractors and other experts that work together to complete the job. Many contractors may have dual certifications so they can properly install fire appliances while also putting together the structure, kitchen islands, electricity, and more.

Don’t leave your new purchase up to chance. Don’t let your quality products become ruined or dangerous due to improper installation and maintenance. Make sure your home improvements are truly improvements by hiring an expert from the beginning.

Call IBD Outdoor Rooms at 704-960-4530 or contact us online.

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Why You Should Consider a Garden Fireplace

Winter will be over before you know it and then you’ll be shutting down your furnace or fire appliance indoors and more than likely heading outside. You don’t have to wait until warm weather to enjoy your outdoor patio, garden, or poolside, though. In fact, you can take advantage of excellent sunny days during these last few weeks of winter and install a garden fireplace. When you plan today and install before spring, you can start using your outdoor fireplace as soon as it’s warm enough to head outdoors. Even if it’s still a little chilly, head outside with fuzzy socks and a blanket, and you’ll have all you need to enjoy yourself or even host a party outside.

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When you spend most of your time inside, it can be hard to get your head around investing in your outdoor space. Adding an outdoor fireplace can bring value to your landscape while also being functional! You don’t have to have an elaborate patio or outdoor room in order to enjoy an outdoor fireplace. Adding a garden fireplace to any flat area of your yard can create the space you’ve been longing for.

By choosing a garden fireplace from IBD Outdoor Rooms, you’ll be investing in your property. A new garden fireplace will add value to the number attached to your home but will also add quality to the time you spend there! When it’s so easy to choose and install a garden fireplace, there’s no reason NOT to!

When you have an outdoor space to enjoy:

  • You can host more people for gatherings, holidays, and parties
  • You can enjoy the outdoors without committing to a barbecue
  • You can stargaze the best sky of the year (late winter, early spring) without freezing
  • You can complement your home’s exterior and your landscaping
  • Enjoy the ambiance of a crackling fire without affecting the home’s temperature
  • Create a focal point for your outdoor space

We Sell Garden Fireplaces

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we pride ourselves on creating quality products for our customers across the country. We know that any changes made to your home or property should be to add both safety and value. Our garden fireplaces do just that. What’s more, you have the freedom to choose your style, your size, and even your fuel type. Homeowners can choose a garden fireplace fueled with gas, biofuel, or gel fuel. Each option has its own benefits and risks, but they are all highly efficient, produce little to no smoke, and make it easy to maintain a steady temperature for your enjoyment. Many homeowners even continue using their garden fireplace well into summer because of the ability to burn a smaller fire and produce less heat while still enjoying a beautiful flame.

Garden fireplaces are safer and more efficient than other outdoor fires such as an open firepit which can allow winds to affect the fire and stray sparks to escape and result in a fire. A garden fireplace should not be used during a fire ban, but they are generally safer to use than other outdoor fire appliances, especially during dry seasons.

Garden Fireplaces, Design and Accessories

When you choose to design your outdoor space with IBD Outdoor Rooms, you can choose every aspect of your garden fireplace, from the cabinet to the finish. We have small, medium, and large units to accommodate any space. You can choose your own finish, or we can leave the product unfinished so that you can customize it with your contractor during installation. Customers also have the option for the fireplace to be completely finished with a granitech finish so that all you have to do is schedule an install with a licensed contractor.

Our garden accessories come in options including a small or medium cabinet with front hearth, without a front hearth, and small cabinet with front and side hearth. If you have a large space in mind for your garden fireplace, call and speak with a representative today to start customizing yours today. Depending on the fuel type which you choose, your fire may be vented or unvented. For those that require ventilation, you can choose from a few different chase covers and shrouds to make your fireplace as beautiful as the fire it will hold.

In addition to the standard garden fireplace, we also have a Veranda Garden Fireplace with its own selection of chases that are designed specifically for small spaces. Like the standard fireplaces, the Veranda is completely customizable.

Garden Fireplace Installation

When your shipment arrives at your home, it will be ready to install with detailed instructions. These instructions are for your licensed contractor, however. All fire appliances should be installed by a professional who knows the ins and outs of fire science, municipal and fire safety codes, and can complete the finish according to instructions. IBD Outdoor Rooms manufacturers every product out of quality materials, and the only way to maintain the value of the products and of your property is to hire a proper professional for the installation. An NFI-certified professional is just a phone call away.

Before scheduling a consultation with your installer, give IBD Outdoor Rooms a call at 704-960-4250. One of our experts will give you all the details you need to talk with a contractor and plan your new outdoor space.

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