We created this sitting area by incorporating the space around it into our plan. This could have been installed this way, and if you didn’t know what it looked like beforehand, it would be impossible to notice.
The challenges here are in making sense of the space, and incorporating the elements that were already present to present a finished product that still looks cohesive.
Comparing the before and after shots makes the project look simple, but this is an aspect of our work that we’re always looking to share. We brought in flagstone that included some more of the same colors and even left two of the pillars from the water feature we removed to serve as outdoor seating. Now this is a much more accessible space, and it’s exactly what our client was looking to see.
We do a lot of exciting construction projects involving either completely tearing out existing landscaping or working on fresh dirt. Not every project starts like that, though– and we can get great results working with what’s already there.
Do you have an area of your yard that you love, but you wish you could see all around your property? Do you wish that patio feature, walkway, or garden area was just a little different? Give us a call, and one of our consultants can work with you to make it happen.
Here’s a before and after shot of a recent project we did in one of Portland’s lush old neighborhoods. We brought in hand-cut bluestone blocks to give the space a clean look and a pop of understated color– also they’ll serve to complement future gardening and planting projects.
We even prepared the soil in the surrounding planter space so the homeowner could start on his garden this summer.
We also installed a one-of-a-kind basalt column fire pit to add another unique touch and tie the space together with a functional focal point. As you can see in the detail shot below, each stone is unique– so each pit will have its own personality and distinctive look.
The natural finish on both the basalt and bluestone complement the classic look of the neighborhood but open up a real opportunity for the homeowner to inject some personality into their space.
Here’s a really slick looking landscape we designed and installed for one of our customers in Lacamas Shores. We built our design around some existing established plants to bring some distinction and a truly custom look to this front yard. We think it meshes really well with the upscale look of the neighborhood.
These retaining walls help shape the space. We intentionally selected materials for this custom landscape that would fit in well with the neighborhood and even complement the upscale look of the home itself. We also brought in some fresh plantings and accent lighting so the space would be lit up or in bloom in every season, and at any time of day. There are lots of familiar elements in this Vancouver landscape combined to build a stellar finished product.