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Backyard Ideas Tip #3: Get a Landscape/Hardscape Construction Blueprint

So you’ve finally decided to get around to that home project you’ve been dreaming of. Great!

You research around and find the best reviewed masonry contractor and landscaper in the area. The contractor takes measurements at your home and discusses your project with you. Everything is coming together and sounds amazing.

Just then comes a surprise most homeowners are not aware of…a hardscape/landscape construction blueprint is needed.

2D Hardscape/Landscape Construction Blueprint for Pavers Remodel & Artificial Turf Placement in Lake Forest, CA

The above example illustrates a proper construction blueprint, which is comprised of exact measurements, materials used and where, accurate labeling, proper scaling, installation specifications, and even identifiers such as company name and homeowner contact info (which has been censored here for privacy)

Most homeowners also don’t realize that almost all masonry contractors aren’t able to create this necessary blueprint to guide them through the construction process. They usually refer you to a designer and bill you separately − an unexpected cost to say the least.

Creating a construction blueprint requires a very particular skillset that combines art design with developmental science. Most designers go to trade schools to become proficient in this area.

Even more important, this blueprint ensures there’s no surprises for not only the contractor, but the homeowner as well. Namely, it provides very specific expectations so as to eliminate any possible surprises that may arise during construction. Because as we all know, any surprise during outdoor space renovations means more money out of the homeowner’s pockets.

So make sure your contractor uses a construction blueprint and sticks to it exactly. This will save you from a lot of unnecessary headaches, and save you money and time as well.

Landscape Compliments Hardscape, and Vice Versa

Greenery and slab, leaves and rock, roots and texture. There are many ways to compare landscape and hardscape, and yet each absolutely compliments the other in ways you can only recognize when you see it.

Stone veneer wall in frontyard adjacent to paver driveway remodel in Northern Orange County, CA

 

When landscaping meets hardscape the two instantly upgrade the look and feel of any home. You really can’t have one without the other. At the same time, living in Orange County means finding the most drought-friendly plant life available without sacrificing on landscape aesthetics. Fortunately, our designers are trained to find the best approach when it comes to incorporating greens, stone, and conservation efforts.

 

Landscape/Hardscape Design Frontyard Remodel in Anaheim, CA

 

Your home project ideas have never been more real with 3D hardscape/landscape design. We can take those magazine clippings, pencil sketches on a napkin, or any other creative record and turn your dream into the most accurate representation available. And all before construction even begins. But don’t take our word for it, let us put our design work where our mouth is and show you a presentation in our brand new design center located in beautiful Anaheim, CA

 

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