We hired Sue to prepare a master plan for our newly renovated home. During the initial meeting we met with Sue as a couple and walked the property to discuss our "dream". She was very receptive to our ideas. The plan was to include multiple living areas including a front walk/patio, secret garden, sunken fire pit and an outdoor kitchen. During plan development she encouraged us to share photos from online sources to help guide the process. Our meetings with Sue were very collaborative and fun. She listened, asked guiding questions and helped us realize everything we were hoping for. We told her that we wanted something special, different than the norm, and that is exactly what we got. We implemented phase one of the master plan, the front walk/patio and planting, this fall, and it has exceeded our expectations. It is perfect, it complements our home’s architecture and style and incorporates our favorite landscape plants and materials. All our neighbors have commented that the hardscape and softscape are beautiful. My only problem is that I don’t have more projects to work with Sue on! My husband and I highly recommend Sue. She is talented, professional and creative.Read More
We knew we wanted to make some changes to our landscaping and hardscaping, and after several years of brainstorming on our own, looking at Pinterest and home/garden websites we finally realized the project was simply out of our scope and we needed to call in an expert. Sue of Jacobs Grant Design was incredible to work with! She has a brilliant mind and was able to balance the look/feel we want with how much time/investment we have to spend on upkeep and maintenance. Her knowledge, vision and aesthetic are outstanding and she helped us reconfigure our hardscaping to make the space much more functional, but keep the overall look and feel that we wanted. She was very upfront about the cost of the project, delivered plans on time and within the budget she initially set with us. When it came time to interview contractors to do the work, they all talked about how much they like working with her as well. We have already recommended her work to several of our friends and look forward to future projects with Sue!Read More
Sue with Jacobs Grant Design did a fantastic job helping us to re-design our front yard, front porch, and side yard spaces. She met with my wife and I, listened to what we did not like about the space as designed today, and came up with a very thoughtful design that incorporated all aspects that were important to us (and then some). She was accommodating in that we were not fully committed to doing all of the work at once in helping us to design a plan that could be implemented in phases that prevented re-work.
After working through the design we ended up implementing the entire plan. Sue was also very helpful in selecting a contractor to do the work. She provided contractors at several different price points and provided guidance to us on what she felt the price trade-offs would be.
I would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for help in designing an exterior space. Great creative mind with a strong eye toward designing projects that will work for people while staying within budget.Read More