Kim Thibodeau

30
Mar

Designing Landscapes

While the World is on Pause, We’re Not Skipping A Beat We hope everyone is healthy and safe as we brace together – 6 ft apart – to withstand the Corona Virus. While many things are at a standstill, We Are Still Designing Landscapes. Paradise Restored CEO, Micah Dennis and strategist Design Manager, Debra Berger have a plan of action

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26
Mar

Modern Backyard Designs

A Shift to Simplistic Designs Boomers, gen-xers and millennial’s want simple outdoor spaces. Extending their home’s functional space by improving their yards to bring entertaining outside. They want Modern Backyard Designs focused on minimalism, neutral colors, clean design lines and environmentally-friendly materials.  The key to this trend: More enjoyable outdoor time – less maintenance time. Inner-city or Suburban It’s not

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20
Mar

Backyard Living Rooms

HOW YA LIKE ME NOW? Hi Guys, just watched the latest Outdoor Living Guy Video from our YouTube Channel . . . AGAIN! It’s only 6 days old and yet, has mega views. Easy to see why – 12 Properties, 12 Designs – Backyard Living Rooms individual to each Homeowner. 12 virtually unused spaces that become ‘How do You Like

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19
Mar

Double Sided Outdoor Fireplaces

Are Fireplaces Still Popular? We are forever mesmerized by the dance of flames yet with TV screens on 24/7 and cell phones glued to our palms, is anyone staring into the fire? Or have fireplaces become background ambiance? Well, we can’t solve media obsession in a landscape blog – but if we’re talking about fireplaces, yes, they are still very

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16
Mar

Backyard Renovations

Onesie-Twosie How to Create a Doozy Just getting started on creating a Backyard Renovation? Let’s investigate the step-by-step process of what it takes to design and build the backyard of your dreams. “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” Of course, Dale Carnegie’s quote is a no-brainer in everyday life, but when considering a backyard renovation,

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12
Mar

French Drain

Whatcha’ Gonna Do with a Soggy Lawn? An unsightly, poorly drained lawn affects the entire look of your property. Solution? A little French Drain action, baby. French drains are designed to move trapped water in the ground and redistribute it. They are called by many names: trench drain, filter drain, blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain, land drain, French ditch, sub-surface

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9
Mar

100 Backyard Kitchens

What’s Cooking? Ever thought that designing your backyard living space is similar to putting together a good recipe? One filled with ingredients your family enjoys most . . . ingredients that totally appease and satisfy their taste buds? Comparably, outdoor living spaces start with the same kind of recipe. A design plan with ingredients that totally appease and satisfy your

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5
Mar

Backyard Golf Greens

Hole in One Designing your backyard? Think putting green for a hole in one. 2020 outdoor spaces are filled with living components that enhance our daily lives. Backyard golf greens are two-fold; for entertaining purposes or to improve the family’s golf game. Where and what size is entirely dictated by the homeowners and the property layout. For those of us

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3
Mar

Cool Backyard Ideas

The Hip & Stylish Hi Guys! Outdoor Living in backyards is trendsetting. Makes sense to make full use of our properties by ‘Getting Outside’ eh? Outside to enjoy indoor-creature-comforts. We all want to be hip & stylish, right? Cool Backyard Ideas . . . take it Away! Not the Basic Pergolas Of the many kinds of structures in landscape design,

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26
Feb

Backyard Privacy Screens

Observing Eyes Sure we all love our neighbors, but jeepers-peepers, not as an audience to our everyday-outdoor-lives. To mimic the seclusion we feel indoors – in our outdoor spaces . . . we create Backyard Privacy Screens. Being familiar with custom wood screens that look sharp in landscape design we may not realize there are other incognito Backyard Privacy Screens

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