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Transforming your home’s landscape is exciting.

On behalf of the entire Hutten team, we want to congratulate you on taking this first big step!

Our goal is to make the design and construction process as smooth as possible for you, your family and your neighbours. Here’s an in-depth look at the steps you can expect to go through with our team as we create a landscape that goes beyond your expectations.


Make your initial enquiry & fill out a questionnaire.

When you’ve first made contact with the Hutten team, whether through our online form, phone or email, we’ll respond to you within one business day.

After collecting some of your information, we’ll move ahead by sending you a questionnaire to find out more about your vision for your landscape project. While you fill it out, our team gets to work researching any relevant information about your property.

This first step sets the stage for a successful design and gets you and our team thinking along the same lines!


Schedule an in-person meeting.

Before moving ahead with design, the design team will set up a phone call or virtual meeting to further understand your project, explain the process, discuss design fees, budget and timing, and finally, schedule an in-person meeting at your home.

At this in-person meeting, a Hutten designer will come to your home at the agreed-upon time. Here’s what you can expect to happen:

  • We’ll walk around the property together while listening to your ideas.
  • We’ll make suggestions when appropriate to encourage new ideas.
  • Our designer will take a video of the site.
  • We'll help you set a high-level budgetary range for your project. Consider it an investment guide, before we move into conceptual design!

Shortly after your meeting, a design proposal will be provided. This is typically between $2,000 and $6,000 but can be a larger sum for large-scale projects. Your designer will then send a detailed proposal to you. Once this proposal is signed and a deposit paid, the design phase begins!


Get inspired at our design centre & offer feedback.

Your first design concept will be reviewed at the Hutten design centre in Owen Sound. You’ll meet with your designer and review sketches, 2D drawings or 3D visualizations. You’ll also have a chance to look through our portfolio further and take a closer look at material samples so that you get even more inspired. At this point we provide a narrowed down budgetary cost so that you know exactly what to expect before moving into detail design development.

Moving forward, the next steps are simple! If you love the concept, and agree to the narrowed down budget, you'll have the opportunity to schedule your project with a 10% holding deposit. This holds your spot in our construction queue while we take the necessary time to finalize the details and nail down exact pricing!


Approve a final design & meet your project manager.

Together, we’ll revise details where needed to make sure we get your vision just right. When we have your final approval, a detailed quote is provided to you. Expect to find details on all architectural plans, plantings, lighting and more! Upon finalization, we'll ask for the remaining construction deposit.

Next, you’ll have a hand-off meeting with your designer, who will introduce you to your project manager. Your project manager will now be your point of contact as we move into the installation of your project.


Construction begins!

When you’ve paid your construction deposit and finalized a date for us to start construction, all you have to do is wait. In the meantime, we’ll look after applying for any relevant permits, order any custom materials and make sure you stay up to date on everything that’s happening!

Once the scheduled construction start date arrives, our crews will set up everything we need on-site. Your project manager will connect with you one to two times a week with updates — and you can reach out to them by phone or email at any time. Every two weeks, a progress invoice will be sent to you, which is due upon receipt.


Walk through your finished landscape... and enjoy for years to come!

When everything is finished, your project manager will walk through your property with you. Your final invoice will be sent at this time.

To fully enjoy your landscape as the years go on, we recommend opting for a Hutten property care package, details of which will be shared with you in an aftercare package. This package also includes an overview of warranties, as well as basic care, if you’d prefer to look after it yourself.

You’re welcome to share feedback with us at any time, whether through a review on Google , Houzz, or Facebook, email or in person!

Ready to relax?

Start your dream project today. Call 519.376.9364, email [email protected] or fill out the form below.