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The most important part of any outdoor living space or outdoor project is selecting a team that can understand your vision, and bring it to life! We pride ourselves on working with our clients to be creative and use the existing landscape to create solutions that fit what want for your yard.
A lot folks when starting a new landscape project don't know where to start. It's no problem, that's what we're here for! Well before we break ground on your new patio, kitchen or whatever it is you're thinking of there's planning that needs to take place to ensure the project goes smoothly. This includes everything from material selection, designing the space, planning of drainage, and even applying for and pulling permits when needed. Our team has the experience and knowledge to help guide you through the planning and designing phase to bring your vision to life so you can rest assured that we're building exactly what you want.
You don't have to have these questions 100% figured out, but its very helpful for our designer when beginning to create your new space. After this, a site analysis & client appointment are scheduled to take measurements, and understand what your wants & needs are so we can best utilize the existing space to fit the vision you imagine!
After your initial meeting with our designer on site the work begins! Existing site conditions are noted & measurements are taken to begin translating into the design. From here you will meet with our designer discuss details on an initial 2D design to make sure we're moving in the right direction. This also includes starting to communicate costs for the project & features so we can figure out if we're meeting a budget. Once everyone is on the same page we will create a 3D computer rendered model to let you visualize what we'll build. If after the 3D model is completed and we need to make changes or tweaks before approval then we'll go ahead and do so now. Each client is allowed up to 2 changes after the final design is complete. Along with the final design we provide a detailed proposal for the project. If all is approved, we create a 2D schematic drawn up for crews to follow and build from, and you're on the schedule! Sit back, relax, and watch the magic happen!
Yes, most projects require a design in order to convey the vision for the clients and allow our staff to accurately price your project. Typically, projects over $10,000.00 will require a design.
The design & approval process can take anywhere from a few weeks, to months depending upon existing site conditions, local, state, & federal regulations, client wants & needs, etc. We do our best to deliver a thorough plan & design to our clients in a timely manner. When our designer meets with you they will be able to give you a more in depth idea of the time frame this may take.
Yes, there is a charge in order for us to produce a complete design for your project. This covers a site analysis, a computer-rendered design, the entirety of the design process, and any time spent outside meeting with government officials or other contractors. Design & planning fees start at $500.00 and are dependent on the scope of work and project.
There's never a better time than now to get started on your next project! Our designer will work with you throughout the year, even in winter, to begin planning & designing. That said, please keep in mind that Spring & Early Summer can get quite busy, so we encourage you to begin the design process as early in the year as possible!
Valley Outdoor Design does not separate design & installation services in our service range.