Site Analysis and the Importance of Good Documentation
If you are following along, you are getting a good idea what to think about before you put a spade in the ground. You also are getting a great understanding how to talk to a contractor to express your vision. And you can intelligently make sure he does not miss something important to further complicate and alter your future plans.
Design professionals many never show you these diagrams, or may only do them for very large projects, but what you are seeing is design thinking. I hope to have you thinking like a designer on your next project.
Your home is here to stay most likely, so when you do your landscaping or garden plan, think about what I have mentioned.
Even if you are revising your garden, go inside and look out. You should see what you want to accomplish and what pretty vignettes you have the ability to create. Just remember, if you make your home and garden a reflection of you and your tastes, you will be a very happy homeowner. And if you work with a professional, make sure they understand your desires and needs.
Tomorrow, we move onto the next step in the process of design. The Needs Diagrams and what they mean to a successful project. How do you incorporate functional need and have it work seamlessly into your design?