Our goal is to give you the best return on your outdoor investment. We make sure your new patio, fireplace or other outdoor area is designed to match your home, budget and lifestyle. But most of all, we want your new space to increase the value of your property.
Three of the most important elements that will determine our design are shape of your yard, practicality, and lifestyle. The size and shape of the space can have a big impact on the overall cost of the project – from materials used to style. We also factor in the practicality of the design for your home and family. For example, if you have young children, we want to build a space that’s usable for whole family now as well as in 10 years when your children are teenagers. Finally, we always take the shape and style of the home itself into account. We won’t design anything that doesn’t flow with the look and feel of the home.
We understand that people’s budgets can vary greatly from project to project. That is why we always present at 2-3 options to our clients in terms of price. For example, if a client wants a retaining wall as part of their backyard design, we’ll give them different options based on size, materials (such as concrete versus. natural stone) and complexity of the wall itself. We can even do certain projects in phases if clients need to spread the cost of the renovation over several months or a year. For example, if a client wants a large patio with a fire pit, we can install the patio now, and then install the fire pit several months later before the weather turns cold. The bottom line is we want to design and build backyard spaces that meet your needs!
However, there are certain design elements we will never incorporate into our projects. For instance, we will not use wooden railroad ties or plastic borders in our landscapes or hardscapes. These materials tend to degrade faster than concrete or stone, which can cause aesthetic and structural problems for our clients. Our goal is to deliver a beautiful space that will last for many years to come.
If you would like to learn more about our services and our design process, give Etowah Group a call at 678-365-0757.