Meeting with you on your site is a critical component of a good design. Understanding the "lay of the land", the sites pluses and minuses (if you will), gives us a better idea of how and where the design needs to be laid out. This is also a great opportunity for you to tell us what you love about your property, what needs to be the focus, or what needs to be changed. Being able to walk the land and visualize how your home will fit and function correctly while capturing the best features of the site. Sketching out the layout and footprint is the first step of putting your dreams into a design on paper.