I am tossing around the idea of having a landscape designer develop a plan for my new home.
My reservation is the cost of having a plan prepared. I met with a designer the other day who not only charged for the initial consultation but was not prepared to provide a fixed quote.
The designer suggested that for our 650m2 block in which the house covers 55% would cost an estimated $5,000 for drawings. This would cover front and back yard design (including front fence), irrigation and lighting.
Can anyone advise if this designer's method of billing is the norm? Does the $5,000 estimate sound reasonable??
I reckon that I could come up with a decent design and use the $5k elsewhere.............
I have no experience in landscape design - could this be a mistake??