Home Outside® Design Service is offered by Home Outside, Inc., a Vermont corporation with offices at 17 Rockingham St, Unit E, Bellows Falls, VT 05101 (“Home Outside”). Home Outside is an online landscape design service, using digital technology to provide good home landscape design for everyone.

Home Outside Scope of Work

The Property Design service is available for full and partial properties. (A partial property design comprises up to 60% of the total property size.) The client uses the Home Outside online process to submit his/her property information, images, goals, and preferences to the designers, who provide the following deliverables:

  • An aesthetically pleasing and functional conceptual design layout that incorporates the client’s desired features into the existing landscape;
  • Design notes that call out the functions of various areas and elements, general materials, and practical and aesthetic recommendations;
  • Plant suggestions such as “small flowering tree,” “evergreen groundcover,” “mixed border,” etc. (not specific plant varieties or quantities).
  • An image board with 15-20 images illustrating design ideas.

The Property Design is delivered to the client as a printable, full-color 11×17” PDF of the digitally rendered layout complete with the design notes.

3D Views are an add-on service available for clients who have purchased a Full or Partial Property Design or Garden Bed Design service. 3D Views are illustrative images that show an area of the property from four angles in order to help the customer envision what the built/planted landscape will look like on their property; the 3D images are not guarantees of final results. For Full Property Design clients, the client may select either front or backyard views for the 3D images. 3D Views are delivered to the client as printable, full-color images in an 11×17″ PDF to accompany the Property Design deliverables.

Garden Bed Design is a flat-fee service for planting design for a single garden bed sized up to 300 square feet. The customer will receive a full-color, high-resolution, printable 11×17” PDF of the final custom garden bed design complete with designer’s notes, planting plan, and a specific plant list chosen to suit the customer’s site and preferences. Customer may also choose to purchase a set of four 3D Views illustrating the garden bed design from different angles.

Home Outside will develop a Garden Bed planting plan and plant list that are as accurate as the base information provided for the existing conditions plan. If the existing conditions information provided by the client is missing detail or inaccurate, the corresponding plan and plant list may indicate approximate quantities, or a margin of error in quantities. There is no guarantee of survivability of plant material, and all plans are recommended to be reviewed by a local landscape contractor or nursery before purchase and installation.

Custom Planting Design is a custom service that shows clients which plants to use and where to place them for a designated area of the property. The client receives a PDF of a digitally rendered detailed layout of each garden area, with varieties and quantities of plants, as well as a private Pinterest board featuring an image and information for each suggested plant, and a 30-minute phone call with the designer. Pricing depends on the size and complexity of the design area(s). Home Outside will provide a quote for this service on request.

Home Outside will develop a Custom Planting plan and plant list that are as accurate as the base information provided for the existing conditions plan. If the existing conditions information provided by the client is missing detail or inaccurate, the corresponding plan and plant list may indicate approximate quantities or a margin of error in quantities. While Home Outside makes every effort to recommend plants that are available to the client, there is no guarantee of survivability or availability of plant material, and all plans are recommended to be reviewed by a local landscape contractor or nursery before purchase and installation. 

Garden Design Coaching is a 20-minute call with a landscape design expert to answer design- or planting-related questions while reviewing customer’s property photos. After the screenshare meeting, the customer receives a summary of the designer’s recommendations, including links to plants, materials, and/or design ideas.

Use of Images

Home Outside may use client’s images and deliverables on our website and marketing materials. We respect our clients’ privacy and will identify projects only by general location such as metropolitan area, region, or state, and never by the customer’s name. If the customer does not wish his/her project to be used in this manner, written notification must be provided via email to [email protected]

Screenshare Recordings

The Property Design service includes two telephone or screensharing discussions between designer and client. These calls may be recorded by Home Outside for quality assurance and training purposes only.

Electronic Media Files

Home Outside has no obligation to provide the client with electronic media files (e.g., AutoCAD .dwg files, SketchUp .skp files, Home Outside .pdesign files, etc.). If the client requests any of these files, delivery is at the sole discretion of the designer and is not guaranteed, and an additional charge may be required for the files to be prepared to be sent. All such data provided by Home Outside is accepted “as is” with no warranty or representations as to accuracy or completeness. Electronic data is provided for the convenience of the recipient only. The customer agrees not to use these drawings and data for any purpose or project other than the project originally intended and agrees to waive all claims against Home Outside resulting in any way from any unauthorized changes or reuse of the drawings and data.

Term

Any purchase of a Home Outside product or service is valid for one year from the date of purchase. If the client does not complete the Home Outside workbook or respond to messages from Home Outside during that time but would like to continue the purchased service, Home Outside reserves the right to charge additional fees if the price of that product or service has increased. If the client does not wish to proceed with Home Outside after one year from purchase, the purchase price is forfeited.

Disclaimer

Home Outside design services and drawings are conceptual, not finalized construction documents. All measurements are approximate and should be field verified. For a complete installation-level landscape design, the Home Outside online design service should be augmented by an onsite visit and consultation by a qualified landscape professional in the customer’s area. Customer is responsible for observing local, state and federal zoning and environmental laws and permitting for all landscape installations. Home Outside design work does not include drainage, grading, or engineering work that your property may require.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Home Outside will provide landscape design services in accordance with the limitations inherent in remote design without personal on-site inspection. Therefore, Home Outside does not warrant that the plan will result in a landscape and/or garden satisfactory to Client, or that plantings will be successful. Client’s sole remedy and Home Outside’s sole obligation is to provide a substitute Plan in the event it does not provide the initial Plan in accordance with this Agreement.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Home Outside be liable for consequential, special, punitive or other indirect damages even if it has been informed of the likelihood of such damages. The maximum liability of Home Outside under this Agreement will be the amount paid by Client for the Design Services that the claim is based upon. Client acknowledges that Home Outside can offer the prices and fees under this Agreement only on the condition of these Limitations of Liability.

Governing Law

This Agreement and the work undertaken pursuant to this Agreement is subject to the laws of the State of Vermont. Any action undertaken by the parties to this Agreement must be brought before the state or federal courts located in Windham County, Vermont.

Sole Agreement

This Agreement represents the entire and sole agreement between the parties for the design services contemplated by this Agreement.

Acceptance of Terms

Client’s payment of the fee(s) associated with the desired service(s) indicates client’s acceptance of the terms of this Agreement.