Many residential clients are simply looking for some fresh ideas and a new arrangement of their outdoor space: a professional direction to ponder over and plan out in phases.
I offer an initial design consultation to get your process started. My fee for this service is $100 per hour and typically ranges between 2-3 hours.
Beyond the initial Design Consultation stage, my general rate is $80.00 per hour throughout the design process.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
Most projects involve a more structured design process than a simple consultation. Typically, the process is:
+ Design Consultation:
Site Visit and Client Meeting
+ Information Gathering:
Measure Site, Photos, Develop Base Plan
+ Conceptual Presentation / Discussion:
Conceptual Design Plan, Imagery, Feedback
+ Approved Client Direction:
Schematic / Final Design Plan
+ Drawings to Build the Design:
Construction Drawings (CDs)
. . . typically includes:
Existing Conditions and Demo Plan
Layout and Dimension Plan
Grading and Drainage Plan
Sections / Elevations
Selection of Contractor(s)
+ Construction Administration
Site Meetings with Client and Contractor
Ongoing during Construction, as needed
COST OF LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
There is often a difference between 'landscape budget' and actual added property value of professional landscape design and construction services. A general rule of thumb in the industry which can help homeowners determine an appropriate level of invested cost is:
- 10 to 20% of Value of Property
on Landscape Construction Costs
- 10 to 20% of Cost of Construction
on Landscape Design Fees
Every project is unique. My job is to work within your overall budget to tailor the design process to suit your project, large or small.
Please CONTACT me to discuss your project