Every project starts with an idea, design and an end goal. Being clear about the design project and having realistic expectations is vital to having your dream landscape come to life. Let’s break down a few things for you to keep in mind while embarking on this exciting project.
The budget of a project is one of the most important elements to keep in mind. Staying within the boundaries of your budget can be hard because your ideas may not match with what you are able to do within your budget. Remember, we will help you to make decisions that are aligned with your budget and vision. As with any project there may be a few hiccups along the way. Try to add a little extra when planning your expenses so you’re not pinching pennies at the end or cutting corners.
A wonderful quote from Benjamin Franklin about time is “Take time for all things, great haste makes great waste.” This means all good things take time and rushing will be a waste of energy and money. Put simply, don’t rush! Plan ahead for any delays that may occur during the project. Also, creating a practical project timeline will end up saving you money. By being practical and realistic with your landscaping timeline will save you and your landscape designer stress that can be avoided.
A design project can sometimes be overwhelming especially if it’s complex. You may get lost in the details, design, timeframe or even how the finished landscape will look. This is why it’s important to ask questions and get clear answers. We will be there to take away confusion that you may have in any phase of the project. Understanding your project will help in creating a budget as mentioned above and ensure that your vision is achieved. Open dialogue between you, your contractors and designer is key and great communication makes great results.
In conclusion, a landscape design project is one of the best ways to take an outdoor space to the next level. A few things to keep in mind to avoid stress and frustration is to set a realistic budget, create a sensible timeline, and ask questions. These three tips will ensure 100% satisfaction on your part and make the process an enjoyable experience.