For any project in scope above a simple planting the Plan Package is a must. As designers we want as much information as we can get about your goals, likes, dislikes, and budget. Start with our Design Questionnaire and we’ll set up a visit to your home or business to review your project with you.
If you decide not to pursue a design with us there will be a $85.00 consult fee for the hour visit to reimburse us for our time and travel. If we are moving ahead with a design we’ll then measure and photograph the site and review your survey and other materials. Feel free to compile photos and ideas for us; many of our clients do this on Houzz and Pinterest social sites. Laura and I do not believe in forcing our own design ideas on you; we do not have a certain “style”. If you have a goal or preference that is not realistic for your budget or site we’ll help you find an alternative.
What does a Plan package consist of? Let’s take a look at the parts that make up your Plan of Action:
The CAD Plan
From our site measurements and your survey we create a Digital CAD plan which can be emailed and revised easily.
The Plant List
From our database started in 2003, we use this customized software to provide you with a plant list selected specifically for your site.
This is the same software used in our 2 Hour Landscape Consultations.
After the CAD plan is created, we can “build” a scaled model of the plan to show how it will appear when installed. We find it helps when dealing with more complicated hardscape / outdoor kitchen / outdoor room layouts since it can show sight lines and other details before construction. Revising plans during construction is an expensive undertaking so this plan option is well worth the additional expense on the planning end of things!
Pricing for design packages varies widely; plans can range from a 20 x 20 deck design
to an entire 2 acre property with a pool, poolhouse, outdoor kitchen, etc.
Most of our design packages’ pricing falls into the range between $825 and $1800.00. Smaller, simple plans will be under this range.
For large or long term projects we can provide design and consulting services by the hour, with an estimated number of hours given. This allows the design work to be done in stages when appropriate, without expending unnecessary expense.
Having an accurate survey of your property with your home and driveway placed on it will help us and reduce the time and fee for the design.
For pool / hardscape/outdoor kitchen packages we recommend doing an ABC package; this is where we do 3 different concepts that all fit your needs but with different spatial layouts and elements. This approach allows you to see a variety of ideas and possibilities. The final concept is often a combination of elements from the initial 3 concepts.