Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs
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Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs

Hello! My name is C.J., and as you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a huge dog lover. My dog has specialised things in my home like a built-in shelf for his food and water bowls and a dedicated grooming area with a bath. Outside, he has his own shady area, a dog house with a heated floor and a sturdy fence. I worked with contractors through all of those projects, and I hope to do even more. This blog is going to talk about contracting... I hope to start with some posts about the process involved in some of the things the contractor made for my pup but I also plan to include some posts with a more general contracting focus. Take a look and enjoy!

Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs

Neighbourhood Essentials You Need in Your Subdivision

Irene Little

If you have a large piece of land that you want to develop into a subdivision, you may need to hire a subdivision contractor. These professionals know how to design neighbourhoods that attract a variety of residents, but to ensure the best outcome for your project you should talk with your contractor about your objectives for the subdivision. To make your neighbourhood as compelling as possible, consider the following essentials:

Recreational Spaces

To appeal to people of all age groups, your subdivision shouldn't just include plots for homes. Instead, you should work with your subdivision contractor to turn some of the areas in your subdivision into recreational spaces. 

Parks with playgrounds or splash pads are ideal for families with children, but additionally you may want to include sport fields, small man-made fishing ponds, shared gardening plots or other spaces where residents can enjoy outdoor recreation.


As part of your recreation plan, think about including walking paths through your neighbourhood. As people become increasingly concerned about their carbon footprint and their health, they want to be able to walk places. Talk with your subdivision contractor about putting in wide sidewalks with ample space for walkers, baby carriages, bicycles, joggers and others.

Multi-Use Zones

To give people something to walk to and to improve the appeal of your new subdivision, you may want some of the areas in your subdivisions to be zoned for multiple uses. In most cases, you have to consult with the government officials in your municipality, county, parish or other area about zoning. 

Your contractor may be able to submit the required paperwork on your behalf. If you have both commercial and residential zoning in your subdivision, you can open up opportunities for people in your community to do all kinds of things and to enjoy a wider variety of amenities and businesses close to home. 

Connections to Other Areas

You can't have everything in your subdivision, and because of that you also want to think about creating connections to other areas. Can your subdivision contractor put in bicycle paths that connect to other paths? Can they situate the subdivision so that residents can easily reach busy roadways? Think about questions like that as you talk with your contractor about ways to make connections. 


Your subdivision needs to be unique. Think about the features that you can offer that provide identity in your subdivision. Adding character should help you to sell lots to residents in the future.