Step 1: Address Current Situation and Needs.
The story begins with Ms. Sherertz’s idea to incorporate an outdoor kitchen into her spacious back deck. She called Garret to start the process of interviewing design/build contractors who could understand her needs and provide creative solutions. Garret offered a handful of ideas and explained how he could help with the design process to get her ideas on paper, which could then be estimated for cost. When Ms. Sherertz was ready to move forward with her project, she chose GRO Outdoor Living, because she felt they were best qualified to deliver what she wanted.
After the needs and goals of the project were established, Garret and Ms. Sherertz went to visit projects previously completed by GRO. During this time, they were also able to look at how they could landscape to join nature with hardscapes, such as concrete, decks, and structures.
Ms. Sherertz and Garret opted to create four distinct outdoor rooms instead of a large overbearing structure. This also helped address convenience for both entertaining and usage for the guests. Garret and I use a relentless design process which does not stop until everything is right. If Ms. Sherertz had not liked the arched cover, for example, the process would have produced another balanced, good-looking option.
Required Outdoor Kitchen Features
An oversized cooking and serving bar A gas log starter An easy-access wood box A wide bench for enjoying the fire pit Multiple walkways and access points Refrigerator built into bar
Ms. Sherertz had shared her ideas and thoughts with her friends before things got rolling. Once the final design was closer, she also consulted her personal assistant and her children. While she had the ultimate authority, she was wise to ask for opinions.
Step 5: Take Action!
This sounds easy, but the fear of a bad decision and regret can cause a lot of unnecessary worry. In Ms. Sherertz’s case, Garret and I had clearly communicated the product she would get and earned her trust. So, the decision to act was only impeded by the price tag. A fleeting inconvenience, if you compare it to spending less to get something you never like.