It’s 2020 – Outdoor Living is Explosive! And this decade will cement our indoor-outdoor lifestyles. The full-use of our property is undeniably brilliant. Gone are the days where front, side and back yards stood empty or became unsightly catch-all’s. Outdoor Rooms fill-up unutilized space turning it down-home comfy. Spaces where we can hang-out, let-it-all-go, and soak-up quality time w/our brood & besties.

Let’s not waste time talking about not having time

Instead, let’s take the time to showoff Before-and-After photos. Click on the After images to see the entire homeowner story. Our portfolio has over 140 backyard makeovers. The properties are about People-Just-Like-You who were looking for outdoor ideas, then collaborated with our expert design team. Each landscape shows how they extended their indoors – outside.

That was then, This is now – Photo Images

Satchwell Property

Attached Outdoor Living room, Bar & Grill Island, Hardscape



Backyard Living Space

Stice Property 

Vertical Garden, Water Spout Urn Design, Grill Kitchen


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landscape lightingbefore Landscape

Wheeler Property 

Firepit w/seatwall, Pizza Oven, Outdoor Kitchen & Living Room, Dining Deck





Fire Pit Designs

Outdoor Kitchen in Gazebo

before photo

Smith Property

Attached Covered Structure, Custom Ceiling w/Skylights, Fireplace Wall, Man cave


Landscape Design

 Before- Outdoor Living Spaces

Reser Property 

Luxury Living – Up & Down Stair Rooms – Two Kitchens, 2 Living Rooms 3 Water features, Two Fire Features


Portland Landscape Design

Gazebo In Landscape Design

Before Photo

Roscoe Property

Backyard Lifestyle, Covered Structure w/Pergola, Bar Seating, Firepit w/seat wall, putting green




Outdoor Kitchen Bar

Double Sided Fireplace

Ruesch Property 

Double-Sided Fireplace, Pizza Oven, Covered Outdoor Kitchen & Bar


Detached covered structure

bars in landscapes

before landscape

Bingham Property

Spa-Deck w/Shower, Outdoor Fireplace Room, Waterfall Water Feature




built in Hot Tub

Gas Burning Fireplace in Landscape design

Outdoor Pool

Bissel Property

Outdoor Fireplace Room, Full Outdoor Kitchen & Long Bar, Fireplace Pit with Seatwalls




Gas Burning Fireplace in Landscape design

Outdoor Patio Design

Hauskins’ Property

Covered Living Room, 2-Sided Fireplace, Kitchen & Bar, Hot tub & Putting Green





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Hold your breath and count to Ten

Did you like the ten property photos shown? They’re extra popular and have been popping up on social media sites everywhere. The draw is the cozy living style that makes you want to take a seat and unwind; designs filled with fire features and water features to lure you out of the house to relax in nature. Again, extended living rooms give family members other places to go in/out of the home.

Blog Photo on outdoor Living

See Stice Property in this blog

We Love our Photographer

Great shots of landscape design are very important to us. We look to Bill Burk of Be Burk Photography to “Get R Done.” Many times Exterior Design magazines request our photographs for articles. We are happy to acquiesce by sharing photos, always with Bill Burk’s acknowledgement (See Great Backyards magazine featuring the Stice Property on its cover). In 2018 & 2019 we were honored to have many of our landscape designs selected as HGTV Award Nominees. Again, we happily sent our best photos of the property features, giving photo credit where it belonged.

Is Content theft a violation of rights?

We believe unauthorized use of our photographs fail to give credit to the creators of the design, the workmanship and the photographs themselves. Because it is easy to ‘right click/save’ and load to a strangers’ website, blog or other social media platform – our work is being viewed in landscape articles around the country without giving Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design as well as Be Burk Photography even a respectful nod.    CEO, Micah Dennis shares his 2 Cents Worth:

We Have 100’s of Photos & Useful Ideas

Our Portfolio Photographs are 100% Legit and Here To Help You. Over a decade ago, we began sharing landscape renovations so others could see the journey from start to finish. All sizes, shapes, styles. Going through our portfolio, you will see the progression throughout the years. Trends in fire and water features. Outdoor kitchens, bars, & grill islands. Attached or Detached Covered Structures. Hot tubs, spa’s, sauna’s, and pools. Sports courts are popular now with putting greens and dog runs.

Got a healthy minute or two? Check out the designs that appeal to your aesthetic. Micah Dennis loves to help you make knowledgeable decisions with his informative videos. Visit our YouTube Channel

Need a one-on-one in your backyard? (Complimentary Consultation) You got it!

It’s a Wrap!

Thanks for Dropping In

Until next time . . . Get Outside Portland!

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, Out the backdoor – living the sweet life . . .

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