Before getting started, it’s important to prepare for the journey you are about to embark on. We hope these resources will help you as begin to plan your project.
due Diligence Items
Gather These Before You Start
Inspiration photos. Spend some time gathering photos of outdoor projects you like (or dislike). These will help you visually communicate ideas to your designer. Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz are great places to browse, along with our project gallery.
Property plat. Your plat is the legal drawing of your property that shows your property lines, easements, setbacks, and other property constraints. This information may affect the design of your project and will likely be required for most HOA and building permit applications.
Home Owner Association (HOA) documents. If you have an HOA, review its design guidelines to see how they will impact your project. Make sure you understand how to apply for approval and how long it may take to complete the process.
Architectural drawings. Gather any architectural drawings for your house. This information will help your designer match or complement your home's existing materials and architectural details.