What should we have ready for the designer's visit?
Have a copy of your survey plat or plot plan. Although we will measure your yard anyway, it helps us spot existing easements, etc., on your survey which may affect the design.
If possible have your electric, water, sewer, gas, and phone lines flagged to see if they may require rerouting. If they need to be rerouted, this expense can be added to your estimate up front instead of turning up as a "surprise" later on.
Discuss the project with the entire family and be prepared to discuss your ideas with the designer. The more input, the better the project will meet your needs.
If you’re planning a Home Improvement or Home Equity loan, tell your designer. Your designer can be a valuable source of information.