How it works at the initial complementary site meeting, during which we walk the property, we will discuss the current or future use of the space, your ideas, your priorities, our design and management fees and figure out a project budget and timeline.
Pricing for design packages vary widely. Examples, a simple front foundation planting can cost approximately $300.00 to $500.00 Add walkways, retaining walls, fencing, lighting and the price increases.
Most of our design packages’ pricing falls into the range of $500.00 to $1,200.00
Once contracted to move forward with the design will do a thorough site analysis.
Site analysis involves:
- Photographing the project areas.
- Measuring the project areas.
- Checking grades.
- Evaluating and listing existing trees, shrubs and flowers as well as structures like sheds, fences and swimming pools.
The concept design sets the vision and tone for the project and is the first design phase. We have been busy sketching in the studio, studying site photos and reviewing notes from our first meeting to create the first overall concept plan. The concept plan is usually supported by different types of drawings to convey the design intent and what the space will feel and look like once it is built. (See Example).
Once the ideas(s) are agreed upon we will commence with the full design project. At the completion of the design, typically 7 to 10 days, we will deliver to you two copies of your professional CAD drawing. The drawing will be to scale. Will have an area for construction detailed notes, will be fully labeled and will come with color photographs of the materials and plantings. The entire project will also come with an installation estimate.