We already met with two PBs and would like to meet with at least one more. Do you have any PB recommendations for us to call or PBs to steer clear of?
For the two PBs, they were recommended by friends and so we just showed them the yard and told them what we would like. Not sure what else we should have asked them besides how long will it take, will you be onsite during the build, since they came recommended. What else should we ask?
We have a few preliminary designs and one PB wants us to come to their office to discuss design changes. What should we expect at their office?
We are a bit disappointed that some of the cooler features of pools are pretty pricey. We would like a pool we can swim and relax in and as well as one we can gaze at and is aethetically pleasing. I don't want to offend the PBs, but are all costs negotiable? Which items are more negotiable than others? What is the best way to approach this?
I will post images of our yard and the designs soon. We would also like to cover our existing patio, add a small pergola near the pool, and have space near the pool for a portable fire pit. We are also meeting with a couple outdoor structure companies and a landscaper.
We would like to maximize pool and deck space, but have easements to consider. May need to use pavers in this area to maximize space. Or has anyone added a portion of their deck in an easement using a joint at the boundary, so that portion could be removed if necessary?