Our Process

Learn more about how we design your outdoor living project.

It All Begins With
a Plan

Blackvine Design Build establishes rapport by learning about you, your family, and your project. We will discuss your project’s features, aesthetics, and budget.


Once a collaborative partnership is formed, we get the creative juices flowing. Blackvine guides your project from a dream to installation.

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outdoor living designer in fredericksburg va


Every project begins with an onsite consultation to determine the vision for the project.


Our consultation fee is $100.00 which entails our owner Ben Sorensen to utilize his construction and design expertise to develop ideas that will complement your home.

Conceptual Design

The most critical part of planning a space is the design. The ideas and plans from the consultation are rendered into a series of 2D and 3D images to ensure the vision is shared with the client. All aspects including dimensions, codes, and specifications are considered during the design phase to facilitate a successful build. Design costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, however, the typical fees range from 2-5% of the total project cost (Renderings start at $1,000.00).

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outdoor living designer in fredericksburg va


At this phase the plans are complete and it’s time to bring your project to life. Blackvine’s team of professional masons, landscapers, and carpenters will arrive to execute the plan without management from the client.


We value and respect your property, time, and family. You will find peace of mind knowing that the same group who designed your project is also constructing it.


  • Outdoor Kitchen + Rooms

  • Patio, Driveway, Walkway

  • Retaining Walls + Erosion Control

  • Custom Metal + Iron Work

  • Deck + Pergola

  • Pools + Spas

  • Paver Surfaces

  • Fire + Water Features

  • Unique Annuals + Perennial Design

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  • Furniture Plans

  • Stone + Brick Installation

  • Wall finishes

  • Fencing + Gates

  • Pottery + Pillars

  • Garden + Plantings

  • Electrical Work

  • Sports Courts

  • Drainage + Irrigation

  • Holiday Lighting

Create Your Dream Backyard Design