Architectural Design Services

Architectural Design Services

Our Architectural Design Services have landed us in magazines, on TV and in Newspapers across North America. 

Images of our outdoor work are likely the most stolen… I mean borrowed on the web. Allow us to be your solution to creating your dream yard, or to help you craft your whole home renovation. Our designers are renown for creating inspired and timeless details

Between Architects and Landscape Architects there lies a gap in ability. For interior detailing and renovations or any type of outdoor structures like decks and cabanas, we are your rock stars. 

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Who are our Architectural Design Services Clients?

Our design clients are Homeowners, Homebuilders, Landscape Contractors and even Deck Builders. 

Why would another deck builder come to us? Because we deliver beautiful designs that make them look good. Good design takes time and experience to hone your craft. The investment in design something fabulous up front is always worth it. Helping people understand that when they are calling contractors to build something they really haven’t defined yet is difficult. 

Where you see the benefit is the reaction from friends and family when they visit– as well as when you sell the home. If people fall in love with the space, they don’t want to leave. Buyers may fall in love with the space and be willing to pay more for your home if you ever sell. Most of our customers however, wouldn’t consider selling.

Here’s a story of a client in Aurora Ontario. He bought a new build for $2.5 million. He was reticent to invest the 3-400k in the yard, but he went ahead anyway. When it was done, the builder of the subdivision dropped by to see how it turned out. Shaking his head he said, “This is beautiful– You have done it right!  I’ll give you 4.5 million right now.” 

The homeowner, Chris’ response– “Not a Chance!  Go get your own!!”

We hear this alot.

When you are ready for your “Dream Yard”, get in touch for our full service design packages.

A cabana design that added substantially to the value of this home in Aurora Ontario

 

Our Design Process

It always starts with a consultation. 

Depending on the scope; deck design, cabana design, gate design or a pergola or garden structure, the process may vary. Conceptualizing certain features with every client being different can involve more or less trips dependent on their objective and how close they are to knowing precisely what they want in a design.

During the initial consultation, we will attend your home, do a walk through while chatting about what you are thinking. During the walk through we will be photographing any interesting details the home has. If you have assembled a wish list, that is really helpful. Print out or share photos of similar things with us– that goes a long way towards speeding the process.

While we meet your designer will often do thumbnail sketches to try to pin down the look you are after. 

Towards the end of the meeting, the designer will suggest a path forward. That path might be doing 2 or 3 different layouts for you to look at and comment on– or , if they are confident that they have a handle on what you want they may suggest going right to a 3D modelling. 

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Once you like the layout… Let pull it into 3D and see how it looks!

Sample 3D Rendering of a deck design

Deck design in 3D

3D Renderings are the modern way to plan projects. We build it in 3D before every cutting a board. This way, if you see something you don’t like, you don’t have expensive change orders to deal with to get what you want. We can place your furniture in the design, and a grill, and in this case, yoga mats.

Once you have your dream yard designed in 3D,  We will have our local builders provide quotes and if you have a favorite builder ….  They can as well.

We can also provide Building Permit Plans if required. (If engineering is required that may have to be sourced locally)

Wherever you live– We can design your project!

Call 416 951 9998 To Arrange a Consultation

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Email your wish list and description to GardenStructure@gmail.com