Guidelines to Help You Budget For Your Outdoor Upgrades
No two landscaping projects are alike, which is why landscape pricing varies greatly. When budgeting for your project, you'll have to consider the size of and site conditions on your property, site preparation and removals, what plants and features you'd like to add or upgrade, which materials you'd like to use, and more.
We're committed to providing accurate quotes for your project after your consultation. However, we understand that you'd like to get a better idea of what your project might cost, so our landscape pricing page is designed to help you understand what to expect.
How far should you go with your new landscape? It all depends on how you use your space, but 10 percent of your home value is a great place to start when budgeting for outdoor enhancements. This is what that budget can do for you:
- Drainage/downspout extensions
- Boulders and flagstone/paver drylaid paths
- Curb appeal
- Back and/or front yard
No Two Landscaping Projects Are Alike for Projects Large and Small, Residential or Commercial
We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:
Basic Landscapes: $10,000-20,000+
Dream Landscapes: $20,000-50,000+
A Place to Relax: $10,000-100,000+
Your outdoor oasis is personal, and the overall cost will be determined by the size of your space, the features you'd like to add, and the materials you decide to use. Here are the general price ranges for some popular features and services:
- Site preparation, removals, grading: $2,000-25,000+
- Drainage: $3,000-15,000+
- Patios and/or sidewalks (pavers or stone): $12,000-100,000+
- Lighting: $3,000-12,000+
- Walls: $10,000-80,000+
- Portable firepits: $1,500+
- Built-in firepits: up to $8,000+
- Fireplaces: $10,000-30,000+
- Pergolas: $10,000-20,000+
- Pavilions: $40,000-80,000+
- Water features: $5,000-30,000+
- Outdoor kitchens: $10,000-30,000+
- Pools: $100,000-$150,000+
Basic Outdoor Space: $20,000-45,000+
Dream Outdoor Space: $45,000-250,000+
Our Happy Clients Tell All
With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:
Joe & Melissa Logan
We offer maintenance services for commercial clients and our current residential clients. These services are customized on a monthly, quarterly, or spring-and-fall schedule and may include:
- Weed removal or spraying
- Plant inspection/quality control
- General bed cleanup
- Removing unhealthy growth
- Defining bed edges
A Simple Process with a Focus on Sustainability
Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:
Complete the inside out questionnaire
In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.
SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON INSIDE OUT CONSULTATION
It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).
Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit
Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.
If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.
Enter the Design Phase
Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate the cost of the project.
Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting
It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.
Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment
After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.
You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.
We'll Get Started!
We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!
Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!
Join Our Team and Help Us Enrich Lives Through Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.
Contact Us for a Consultation and an Accurate Quote for Your Project
Our landscape pricing list will give you a better idea of what your project might cost, but if you'd like an accurate quote based on your unique property and design wishes, contact us today! We'll visit your property for a thorough consultation to learn more about your budget and the scope of your project. We can't wait to speak with you.