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Customizing Your Construction Project

At Custom Construction Services our main goal is to make our customers happy. We strive to bring our expertise to every project, to ensure that your patio or driveway is not just any patio or driveway, but the patio or driveway you imagined. One with the color and texture you had always envisioned. After all, we are Custom Construction Services for a reason. We like to guide our home owners through the myriad of materials and styles available for their project, and in that way each project can be truly suited to their needs. When we marry our knowledge with your dreams we build a living space that goes from “everyday” to “extraordinary.”

The construction process really begins with our initial consultation. This is where we meet with a home owner to get a sense of what it is they are looking to achieve. We take into account not only their needs but also their wishes. The goal here is to go further than simply asking what you want done and writing up an estimate. Anyone can do that. We listen to how you are planning to use the space we build for you. We look at the style of your home, the size of your yard, and see if you already have any stone or concrete work around that this new project will need to complement.

Once we have worked out the type of project you are looking into we can move forward with design options. We want you to picture the finished product and the feeling it will inspire. If you are looking for a patio, imagine sitting out on a cool summer evening, toasting marshmallows with your family over a fire pit. If you are looking into a driveway, imagine friends or family driving up a rustic cobblestone path as you welcome them back. What colors do you see? What type of finish? When you have a picture in mind of what your project will look like, we can show you what you will need to make it the perfect fit just for you.

There are several avenues we take when it comes to choosing materials and a design for your project. We bring in all sorts of photos, some of which can be seen here on our website. This will give you an idea of color and texture options to choose from. We will also bring in material boards and drawings, color samples, and even discuss places where you can see these materials first hand in order to get a real feel for them. We do this so that you are aware of all of your options and to maximize the customization of your project.

There are countless ways to make your project  one-of-a-kind. For instance, many of our customers looking into a concrete project do not realize that we can use various colors and sealers to transform a classic looking concrete into one specifically made to match their home. Some customers come to us hoping for a paver like finish but needing to be more practical with cost. In these situations we recommend a stamped concrete. With all of the stamp patterns to choose from we are sure you can find a way to get the look you are after.

Similarly, there are an infinite number of ways to customize your project through the use of different pavers and stones. Not only is there a whole slew of colors to choose from, but there are hundreds of sizes and finishes as well. We can even show you all manner of patterns from a time-honored herringbone to a more unexpected circle pattern. And let’s not forget the innumerable combinations these colors and patterns can be fit together to create your particular project.

Other notable options include water features and ponds, fire pits, and stone work. Just imagine how relaxing it would be to sit in your own back yard, listening to a bubbling fountain or the flow of a waterfall.¬† Maybe you are interested in incorporating some interestingly shaped stones into a modern yet natural looking statue. Or perhaps your family likes to camp out for mini “staycations, ” in which case a fire pit would be perfect for sitting around and roasting hot dogs. Each of these additions would not only make your home beautiful, but more importantly, they would make your home more usable for the way you live.

Just as every person is unique, so is every home. We want your home to represent you and your tastes, and we achieve that by customizing your project into a must-see feature of your home. Your ideas of a backyard oasis or a simple, clean-cut driveway no longer need to be a fantasy. With all of the various colors, textures, and shapes available the only limit to what we can do is your imagination. Let us use our background with your creativity and together we can build a one-of-a-kind space that is yours to enjoy for many years to come.

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