Category: Outdoor Features

Light Up Your Landscape

Make Your Outdoor Living Space Inviting with Control Lighting Portland homeowners can add hardscaping, and a patio cover with a fire pit to expand outdoor living space and increase enjoyment during inclement weather. What they may overlook is the importance of landscape lighting. Portland’s  winter months bring dark days—many residents feel disheartened at the prospect of leaving for work in darkness and arriving back home in darkness. Landscape lighting can make an outdoor space feel cozy and inviting, even during Portland’s soggy winter season. (more…)

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Area All Year Long – Add the Perfect Covered Structure

outdoor-covered-structure-roof-design-300x199Covered outdoor living areas offer a year-round oasis for relaxing and entertaining. Landscape East & West will work with you to create a unique patio cover, pergola, or other covered structure that’s perfect for your landscape. Because covered patios and decks have become a sought-after element among homebuyers, homes with covered structures tend to earn a higher resale price. A wood pergola or other covered structure adds functional square footage to the home, extending your usable living space. After adding a covered outdoor structure, many homeowners find they enjoy the outdoors more frequently throughout the year. And in our drizzly Pacific Northwest climate, being able to enjoy the outdoors for more of the year is a huge plus. (more…)

Planning Your Spring Hardscaping Project

Hillsboro Patio & Water FeatureAs Portland’s winter rains settle in, it’s the perfect time to think about improvements for next year. This is especially true for those dreaming of outdoor living area renovations. Every year, we receive springtime calls for patio updates and other hardscaping projects. Unfortunately, by then we are already booked solid for the season! That’s why we’re encouraging you to plan ahead. Fall and winter are ideal seasons for getting your next big outdoor project started with careful planning. In this post we walk you through planning steps for outdoor hardscaping projects. (more…)

Hillsboro Landscapers Create Custom Outdoor Kitchen & More

Custom Fireplace Design in HillsboroToday we’re featuring one of our recent Hillsboro landscaping efforts. Our clients required elegance as well as functionality for their new landscaping, as they were preparing to host their grandchild´s wedding. Their goal was to convert their own space into a graceful, serviceable location for the big event. Fortunately, our clients had the foresight to contact our team early in order to complete their project early. In fact, we finished it a full year before the wedding. (more…)

Project Spotlight: Portland Landscaping Company Creates Covered Patio Solution

Portland Patio Design Landscape East & WestThe rainy days in the Pacific Northwest are negligible when you take into account the beautiful spring, summer and fall weather that our area enjoys. As much as our clients in southwest Portland loved being outside, their old patio made it difficult to enjoy their outdoor living space during inclement weather. In summer 2014, Our Portland landscaping company transformed our clients’ patio and deck into a seamless all-weather outdoor living space. (more…)

7 Outdoor Hearths Perfect for Portland Landscaping

Considering an outdoor fireplace or fire pit in your Portland landscaping design? Our experts are here to help! There is so much to consider with both elements, like the space you have, the budget, material choices and the type of entertaining you’ll want to do. You might want to read our blog post about how to determine which outdoor element would work best for you, written by Nic Nelson, our Senior Landscape Design Sales Consultant. (more…)

Pet-friendly Portland Landscaping Designs

Portland residents love their pets and, with urban farming on the rise, it’s not unusual to see chickens, ducks, rabbits and goats in a neighbor’s yard. We wanted to share some pet-friendly Portland landscaping designs, so that you can see how pets and homeowners can live in harmony. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Design: Tips for Portland Landscaping [Infographic]

Portland Landscaping Outdoor KitchenAre you a Portland-area resident considering an outdoor kitchen for your next remodeling project? This Infographic offers tips from our expert Portland landscapers on what to consider for an ideal design. The indoor/outdoor living trend continues to grow, as does the demand for outdoor kitchens. We invite you to learn more about renovation trends, remodeling and outdoor kitchen costs. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Designs for Portland, Oregon Landscaping

When it comes to Portland outdoor kitchen designs, Landscape East & West excels at making sure your custom kitchen exceeds your expectations and meets your budget. Our designers are experts when it comes to helping our clients determine the features they need in an outdoor kitchen, such as cooking surfaces and appliances.  When it comes to architectural details and building materials, we work with our clients to choose those that are in harmony with their home and landscape. (more…)

Outdoor Kitchen Design Advice from Portland Landscaping Contractors, by Lee Glasscock

Paver Patio with Attached RoofThere’s no doubt that outdoor kitchens are increasingly in demand. Study after study shows that realtors and homebuilders see outdoor kitchens as one of the most requested features in a new home. No wonder—the recession left many homeowners looking for ways to expand their living spaces without upgrading to a new house (and a new mortgage). (more…)
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