Homeowners - How to Make the Most Out of Hirescapes

If you’ve ever planned a hardscape project, you’re familiar with the challenges that come with it. It starts with trying to find the best contractor for your project, then there’s the struggle of coordinating estimates and trying to find prices within your budget, and that’s only the beginning. A hardscape is more than just a basic home repair or simple lawn service, it requires more thought, time and effort. Your hardscape project is a long term investment, a new lifestyle and a chance for you to have the ultimate outdoor living space of your dreams.

That’s why Hirescapes takes the time to help you plan your project from start to finish. Hirescapes is not a traditional lead generator that sends your information out to random contractors, instead, you’ll receive bids from only the best local contractors. At Hirescapes, we take a vested interest in helping you plan your project from beginning to end while providing support all the way to the completion of your project.

So how can you make the most of Hirescapes?

Start by taking advantage of Hirescapes’ inspiration board. Whether you’ve just started planning your hardscape project or if you're ready to pick out materials, our inspiration board is here to inspire you and give you ideas for your project. The inspiration board is a collection of projects from local contractors.These projects are the best resource to get ideas from since they show locally available materials and provide more practical applications that you can relate to. Everytime you “like” a photo, it’s automatically saved in your “project portfolio”. When you are ready to move forward with receiving estimates, Hirescapes will also be able to recommend design suggestions and materials based on the projects you like.

Once you have a good idea of what you want for your new outdoor living space, it’s time to submit your project to Hirescapes. The more project details you can provide, the better. It’s not a requirement, but we recommend that you take pictures of the project area, along with basic measurements, and have a budget in mind. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure, Hirescapes’ project consultants can help you with this. Submit your project details and contact information, and schedule a date/time for a consultation call. Your project consultant will contact you at the scheduled time, and will assist you with any questions or concerns you might have. Read this to learn how working with a project consultant can save you time and money.

After you’ve submitted your project details and scheduled your consultation call, Hirescapes will send you a confirmation email. Once your project is approved, it will be seen by local qualified contractors who will submit their estimates. You will be able to view their profiles, past projects, company information and easily compare estimates. There’s a lot of important factors to consider when choosing a contractor to work with, one thing that’s important to remember is that the lowest estimate might not always be the best one, the same concept goes for the highest quoted estimate. Read this to learn what factors into the cost of your project.

Now it’s time to hire your favorite contractor! We recommend that you hire your contractor and finalize details as soon as possible to ensure your project is completed within your ideal timeframe. It’s not uncommon for contractors to be booked out months in advance, so once you find a contractor you are comfortable with, it’s recommended that you accept the final proposal within 7 days to secure your spot in their busy schedule. Thanks to Hirescapes, we’ve made this part simple. After you review the proposal, you’ll be able to hire your contractor with just one click! Read this to learn more about how Hirescapes can streamline your entire project.

Submit your dream project today and let Hirescapes help you from beginning to end!

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