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Get ready to live life outside! Entertaining in the open air, dining with the sky as your ceiling, relaxing in your own backyard oasis—we are devoted to the experience and sensation of living outdoors and want to help you create the space that will bring you joy. We’d love to hear about your design project.
Here’s How it Works
All BOXHILL design projects begin with our Design Questionnaire. It’s an invaluable tool that allows us to better serve you, as the client. We want to know about your likes and dislikes, your personality, and your style. This is the beginning of our journey together, and our destination is a beautiful, new space for you!
Let’s get to know each other.
Once we receive your design questionnaire we will schedule a 30-minute discovery call about your project. We’ll get to know you a little better and talk about your project to understand your wants and needs and ensure we’re a good fit for you.
Let’s get the lay of the land.
The initial on-site consultation helps us gain a more thorough understanding of the space and typically takes about 40 minutes. As we walk the grounds we will discuss your distinctive wants, needs, and priorities, and make a plan for how we can best incorporate these into your design, with consideration for your budget and future goals.
Let’s make it official!
You will get a proposal from us describing the work to be done. We require a 50% deposit and a signed contract and we’re on our way!
Measurements, Survey, Site Plan
Let’s review the specs.
It’s time for another site visit to perform a detailed analysis including measurements, an inventory of existing elements and site features, and distinguish any specific challenges and/or opportunities. We’ll take photos and compile all this info using state-of-the-art computer software to create a scale base map as the foundation for everything to come.
Let’s get to the fun part!
This full-color, bird’s eye view design concept incorporates all your needs, wants, and personal style in a plan for functional and distinctive outdoor spaces. We’ll include creative solutions to any existing site issues or problem areas and may also provide additional sketches, section drawings, mood boards and/or perspective drawings to give you a complete picture of your design. We’ll wrap up with any modifications you want to see and begin discussions about construction and installation.
Let’s map it out.
With a finalized and approved design in hand, we can create a detailed set of scale working/construction drawings that will be used to bid and build the project. These “paint-by-number” set of plans will tell you everything you need to know to build your project and can include site layout, dimension, grading, planting, lighting plans, irrigation, and (in some cases) three-dimensional and custom details of specific design elements. From here, you can either bid the project out yourself or have our experienced team of professionals step in and take care of all of the details.
Course of Construction
Let’s make it a reality.
This stage of the process is designed for those who want a worry-free experience during the construction of their project. We call this our “Peace of Mind” package. Let us take care of all of the details from the very beginning until the project is fully completed! During the construction phase you can expect:
- Three-dimensional computer model of your design to help you envision your completed project
- Carefully selected and priced materials and finishes to give you the look you want at the budget you desire
- Bid out your project to trusted contractors to ensure you receive competitive and fair pricing
- Oversee and manage the entire project so that it meets your needs and expectations down to the smallest detail