know you and your home’s style
Your home’s architectural style is important in designing your outdoor space and be sure to carry the style inside your home to the outdoors. Determine what look and feel you are trying to achieve. Are you sleek and minimal, love traditional curves or enjoy rustic charm?
measure your space
Arriving equipped with your spaces measurements will fine tune your search allowing you to focus in on dining and living options that will work within and compliment your space. Consider if there are entrances & exits to your space as well a windows and or views you do not wish to obstruct.
how will you use your space?
How many people do you wish to accommodate at your dining table or outdoor living space? Is it formal or will you need space for lounging?
consider your finishes
Bring in pictures of your home and exterior finishings. Keep in mind the colour of your brick, your stone patio or stained deck. Do you have existing furniture cushions or umbrellas that you need to tie into your new design? The more pictures and references the better!