You’ve been thinking about it for a while now, and now you’re ready to begin your landscape design project. We begin every project with an initial design meeting which is free of charge. This is the very first stage of your new construction project. Once we select a time and date to meet, we determine the best way to get together. Given the circumstances of today’s world we offer the option of conducting this initial meeting remotely via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. But as with most new introductions, this meeting is most beneficial to both the client and the designer(s) if it is conducted in person, and, at the project site.

We truly enjoy this part of the process. It’s where we get to learn more about YOU. Getting your project started on the right foot is of the utmost importance to us, and we can help you understand why at this meeting. We love meeting our new clients and we love taking on all sorts of projects, big or small. This first meeting is how we get to know you, your project, your goals for the project, and your space. And you also get to know us— who we are, what we do, and why we would be the best fit for your needs. We take in your thoughts and understand what your initial intentions are; whether it is a sizeable entertaining space for larger gatherings or something on the more intimate side to just be enjoyed by you and your family. Our thoughts are then conveyed to you, some of which you may have not considered before, and all of our creative engines begin to fire on all cylinders.

Full disclosure and complete honesty are two things that are brightly broadcasted from our designers here at Redbud. As we are walking the space and chatting about your upcoming project you will hear our honest opinion about certain design aspects and whether or not we will be able to reach your goals. If we think there is a potential hurdle, or two, or six, we will let you know then and there and whether or not we will be able to reach your goal. If we can’t make something happen we will also let you know, and we can propose potential alternative solutions to achieve a similar outcome. We will not promise you something that we don’t think is feasible, as that certainly doesn’t look good on our end and leads to a plethora of headaches down the road. Nobody ever wants a headache.

In today’s world, the client-contractor relationship is regarded with some skepticism. We love eliminating this skepticism from the equation right from the get-go, and ensuring you that we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are exhilarated with the finished product. We love to make our clients happy and create unique, beautiful, practical, and functional landscapes in the process. This initial meeting is where the happiness and excitement begins on both sides, and where we immediately look forward to producing the design and then managing the installation of your project.

Stay tuned for our next post explaining the design rounds…