One of the great things about living in Minnesota is that we are (generally) willing embrace the outdoors BECAUSE of the weather, not in spite of it. A recent radio ad by Gander Mountain said there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate outdoor clothing. This hardy spirit and enthusiasm to take whatever Mother Nature dishes out is not only a necessity in this climate, but it also gives us a greater appreciation for our beautiful summer weather. And if you are like the vast majority of Minnesotans, you don’t want to sacrifice a single moment outdoors during our warmest months.
There is no better time while it is still frigid outside to get a jump start (pun intended) on your plans for creating a new Outdoor Living space for your home this spring. After the belt-tightening we’ve had to do during the current recession, many homeowners have put home improvement projects temporarily on hold. As the economy slowly but surely continues toward recovery in 2010, pent-up demand for many of these projects will likely open up over the next few weeks and months. If you are among those homeowners who is considering an outdoor construction project–a deck, screened porch, 3-season room or a gazebo–there is no time like the present to get started! The top design/build firms for Outdoor Living projects tend to fill their early-season schedules sooner than you might think, so it’s not too soon to begin the process of choosing a contractor for your job.
Archadeck and many other Outdoor Living design/build firms will be exhibiting their products and services at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show from February 24 through February 28th at the Minneapolis Convention Center downtown. Stop by the Archadeck booth #325 in the Outdoor Living area so we can meet you and learn more about what you would like to do to transform your backyard into your own personal “Great Escape”. We’d love to share information, ideas and project photos so you can get a good sense for what our custom deck building capabilities are. And make sure you stop by and meet with the other top-notch Minneapolis, St. Paul deck/porch builders at the show– what is most important is that YOU feel comfortable with the firm you decide to hire.