A master plan for your property is similar to the architectural plan for your home in that it illustrates outdoor rooms and spaces for your property. There are several steps that must be taken to develop a master plan that will meet all of your needs now and in the future.
The first step is a site analysis listing all of the assets and liabilities of your property along with researching your town’s zoning ordnances, and how they will effect your design options. A list will be compiled of all the things you want to do on your property, the amenities you are considering, and general budget numbers for these items so you can asses your value to them. It is also important to consider how you want things to feel and the style and/or styles you are contemplating.
Once you know what you want there are many layouts that can accommodate your needs. It is important to understand how spaces relate to each other and this can be accomplished by relationship diagrams.
Now that a general layout of spaces has been developed and chosen you are ready to review several general design concepts and move on to two detailed designs with sketches. This will give you choices for your final design solution which can be presented as a life-size 3D presentation in which you can literally walk through your design before it is built. This gives you the ability to see your property from every angle imaginable and make any changes necessary in the design stage, where they are the most cost effective.
With a well conceived master plan you will have the ability to install your project all at once or in stages and have the assurance that when it is complete it will look as though it has always been a part of your property and everything will fit together cohesively.