What services does Kismet Design offer?
Master planning, phased plans, overall landscape design, deck design, pool design, bidding and installation oversight.
When should I start the design process?
When you are ready…. It is important to know your goals for the space to provide your designer with a clear direction. Your designer can help you determine the details and how to achieve those goals. That being said the design process takes time so if you have a deadline for a completed installation make sure to get started early. The time from initial consultation to completion for an average project can range from 6-12 months or even longer for larger projects or projects requiring permitting.
How long does the design process take?
Average is 8-10 weeks. Kismet Design will schedule your initial consultation based on availability to start your design. That way when we meet, if you are ready to move forward, the design process starts right away!
What type of work does Kismet Design do?
Kismet Design caters its services and scope of design to the needs of each individual client. Projects range from large estate planning, structural layouts for deck permits, to simple planting updates and everything in-between.
Do you offer free consultations?
A free 30-minute phone consultation starts the design process and is a great opportunity to get to know more about the services offered and how the design process might fit what you are looking for. Once you have decided you would like to proceed with getting a quote for the scope of design services needed we will schedule an on-site consultation which is $200.
What does the on-site consultation include?
Prior to meeting you on-site Kismet Design will conduct some preliminary property research which includes valuable information about your property regarding local zoning codes, property features (septic as-builts, easements, etc). This information will inform the conversation we have about what you are looking to achieve in your space. Once we have discussed your property in detail and the scope of the design a proposal will be presented. The fee for this meeting is $200 and the meeting usually lasts 1 – 1.5 hrs.
What does a landscape architect design?
Landscape architecture is a very broad field including residential, public parks, commercial landscapes, parking lots, public spaces, campus planning, development planning, playgrounds…. and the list goes on. Regardless of the size and context of the space the layout and flow need to be determined first. In a residential setting this typically includes patios, paths, lawn/bed layout, and elements like fire pits, pools, hot tubs, and outdoor kitchens. Once the layout of the space (hardscape) is determined the focus shifts to the plantings (softscape).