Kim Thibodeau

6
Dec

Landscape Design Portland

Landscape Design Portland Want the best Landscape Design Portland has to offer? You’re in the right blog. We are Landscape Design. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah . . . that’s what they all say, right? Every city’s going to have three or four top companies saying they’re the foremost, second to none, landscape company in the area. But here’s the naked truth, “WE

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4
Dec

35 Hot Tubs in Landscapes

35 Hot Tubs in Landscapes If you opened this blog you must be a hot tub kind-of-person. Welcome to 35 Hot Tubs in Landscapes. Got kids? The lure of an outdoor spa is powerfully irresistible and kids come in all ages when it comes to hot tubs and spas. Soaking away a long day under the stars is backyard therapy. Some

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29
Nov

Under Deck Living Space

Under Deck Living Space Under Deck Living Space is something we all know about but rarely discuss. Probably because of it’s unappealing aesthetic. Upper decks are built for views and entertainment while under decks remain unused and unsightly. Years of rain seeping through upper deck boards make the under space wet, muddy and undesirable to gather in. We’ve all been there,

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27
Nov

Designing Outdoor Living Spaces – Videos

Designing Outdoor Living Spaces – Videos Videos gets our two thumbs up! Why?  Videos are essential for adding the ‘human’ essence modern consumers crave. Videos and Vlogging offer the best visual source for outdoor living know-how. And they show that we’re a bunch of normal guys around here at Paradise Restored.  On the run, coffee break, or chatting with friends…

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15
Nov

Raised Garden Beds

Raised Garden Beds are ‘Not Yo Mamas’ kind of garden No offense to anyone’s mama, it’s all in good fun and raised garden beds make gardening fun and functional. They maximise efficient use of space to harvest veggies and flowers. In an age where homeowners are using their property as extended outdoor living rooms, “Where do we put the garden?”

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8
Nov

Living Walls

Living Walls in Landscape Design Living walls or green walls are self-sufficient vertical gardens. They attach to exterior walls using hydroponics, planting the roots in a structural support fastened to the wall. The beauty of vertical living walls is drawing interest in all sizes of properties. They shield outdoor spaces from neighbors’ view, reduce traffic noise, and offer a more

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6
Nov

Retractable Awnings

Retractable Awnings are getting fancy in everyday outdoor living. Sophisticated in design they provide near-instant protection from sun or rain when you need it. Gone are typical striped canvas awnings as a first choice. Retractable awnings enhance your outdoor living experience and are surprisingly cost effective. Like a good appliance in the kitchen, retractable awnings offer long-term value; even worth more

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1
Nov

Plant Pots in Outdoor Spaces

Plant Pots in Outdoor Spaces Plant pots in landscape design make perfect decor pieces in your outdoor living spaces. They add visual interest to a plain hardscape as they soften the edges. The container itself can be colorful with subdued plantings, or vice versa. Boring entryway? Add plant pots. Top of the stairway, choose a matching set for symmetry. Let’s

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25
Oct

Water Fountains

Water Fountains in Outdoor Spaces With 2019 right around the corner, ‘Times They Are A-Changin.’  Changes in landscape design are Outdoor Living rooms homeowners are adding to their properties.  Yes, another room of the house, outside, turning unused backyards into functional living space. These outdoor rooms are copycats to indoor living with one exception. How many indoor rooms have Water Fountains?

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23
Oct

Outdoor Bars

Are you drawn to Outdoor Bars? Grab a barstool – we’re in Outdoor Bar Paradise – let’s take a visual tour of some outdoor bars in landscapes. Barstools give us a bird’s eye view of what’s going on around us. And, you can seat more people around a bar. If you only have a small space in your landscape and want

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