Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Like a few Backyard Landscaping Ideas from Paradise Restored? We have tons of ideas for your Backyard. Get ready for sensory overload as you visit our favorite landscapes in 2018! We’ve got large, small and in-between landscape designs to wet your whistle. Check us out on Houzz or Pinterest for even more ideas you’ll want to save ‘n come back to when creating your Backyard Makeover. As we head into 2019, we fondly look back at a few special properties from last year.

If you like a property, click into the link to see additional ideas. See the Before and Construction Photos. It’s always fun to see a landscape transform and take shape.

Hauskins Outdoor Patio Design

The Hauskins property was one of our first in 2018. The homeowners worked with our designers to turn a narrow space into a just-the-right fit outdoor living area. The double-sided fireplace made the room seem even larger. The cozy living area on one side was great for TV and socializing with kitchen and bar area close by. The other side makes a private spot to settle in for chit-chat. With warm firelight on both sides, it’s a win-win design option.  The hardscaping, plus deck combination is also a thumbs up detail. Add the spa and putting green, this little backyard is a keeper. Don’t you agree?

Inground Pool Backyard Design


Ever wonder what other peoples’ backyards looks like? We all drive through many neighborhoods and see the impressive curb appeal – but we are not privy to a backyard view. Well hold onto your car seats everyone, we are about to show you a jaw-dropping backyard you can’t imagine is hiding behind the backyard fence! Let’s not waste any more time reading my jibber-jabber – on to the McFee Property.  A Tropical Paradise in good old Gresham, Oregon.

So many elements to see after you stop swooning from the gorgeous pool with slide and waterfall. The firepit has a circular seat wall to cozy up to. The dining patio and lounge area is perfect for viewing the entire landscape. The tropical bar with all the coolest gadgets seats six! Whoops, 2 more seats in the pool to swim up to. Want extra fun? Watch this drone video to get a birds-eye-view!

Minimalist Garden meets Modern Outdoor Lifestyle

A minimalist garden doesn’t mean minimum effort. When our homeowners extended their indoor lifestyle out the backdoor into an Outdoor Living Space they collaborated with the Paradise Restored design team to create a garden they would love looking out at. This contemporary garden is more than rigid simplicity, it’s artful minimalism. Enough to draw oohs and aahs from yard guests as they drink in the serenity. It’s a close-your-eyes and breathe-deep garden atmosphere. Take a visual walk through.

Minimalist spaces require some up-front thought. Take the time to think through your space to come up with an overall look and feel. Paradise Restored can help with a well thought out Design … a Minimalist Garden of your dreams.

Torres Patio Privacy

You’ll like the Patio Privacy in this ‘just the right size’ Shangri-la. We’ve all heard the expression, ‘a little slice of heaven’ – right? Welcome to the Torres Property. A little Landscape-Eden where peace & relaxation hang in the air you breathe. Like the hanging plants on the privacy wall . . . cushioning you with their untroubled vibrations.

It’s easy to feel the powerful effect this little landscape-dynamo delivers when scrolling through the images. Gathering spots are seen throughout its square dimensions.  It’s hard to decide where you want to take a seat. All who do are sure to enjoy this outdoor living patio.

The Hildago Property Backyard Design

This Backyard Design was created for a beautiful home with a tired landscape. Prime living space going unused. These smart and savvy homeowners couldn’t take it another year. Their property needed a facelift.  It was time for a change.

No Worries, right? Our happy homeowners collaborated with the Paradise Restored Design Team. They left their landscape worries behind to find outdoor living contentment. The Hidalgo Property is an ooh-ahh transformation.


The Hirselj Property sketches an ideal model for outdoor living. With clean lines and open flow of movement throughout, its welcoming profile ‘bans clutter’ while encouraging ‘relax and unwind’ vibes.

Let’s start at the top step of the Hirselj backdoor. Look out into the backyard. It vibrates cozy. Each element its own focal point.

In the mood to putt a few rounds? Take a turn on the putting green. Water lover? Soak life’s worries away in the spa. It’s central location in the outdoor space has you front seat to all around you. Destined for a night of interaction with guests? Choose your vantage point in the mesmerizing firepit living room. Custom seatwalls and outdoor furnishings allow for many a guest. Great ideas here, don’t you think?

Patterson Property Outside Living

People fall in love with this family from the first hello. Warm, hospitable and fun to talk to. Easy to see why they set out to design an outdoor living space – they have loads of friends and family. A cozy outdoor room for everyone to enjoy every season. Thumbs up to the Patterson Outside Living!

Let me introduce ‘the man of the house’ who made no bones about it… this room is his ‘sports cave’ – come rain or come shine! Thumbs up Mike, Game On! Don’t worry ladies, this room has plenty of space for all. If the guys grab the seats in front of the TV to watch the game, the ladies can gather around the kitchen bar to chit-chat while still being part of the festivities.

Outside Living explains this landscape perfectly.



We hope you found some ‘personal likes’ in this quick journey back to 2018. If you like these samples and would like more inspiration – head into our Portfolio @

Looking for a design team to turn your ideas into reality? Contact us for a complimentary consultation @

We will help you create a “One-of-a-Kind” Backyard Landscape just right for you!


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Until Next time – Get Outside Portland

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, Idea Seeker


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