In a recent article published by sister publication BUILDER, Carol Thompson, Taylor Morrison's national director of procurement and strategic sourcing for the east area, offers home builders advice on how to they can collaborate with pool and landscape designers. Thompson is leading the product innovation and collaboration behind the BUILDER Taylor Morrison NEXTadventure Home, which will be unveiled at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

Her strategies include these four critical steps:

1. Determine the style of landscaping that complements and enhances your architectural design.
2. Do your research.
3. Provide your trade partner with a design scope and vastly reduce the amount of time needed to explain your vision.
4. Approach the relationship as a collaboration.

As someone who is approaching the topic from outside the pool industry, do you agree with her take? What, if anything, would you add to or change about this advice? Let us know in the comments section below.

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