Outdoor Living Designs – Why Important?


design quoteHey guys, for 10 years like a broken record we’ve been saying Outdoor Living Designs are Important. Here’s why: a great design conveys your values in a matter of seconds. It creates a personal lifestyle venue while considering function & aesthetics. Planning results in less mistakes down the line by problem solving and focusing on a series of executable actions.

There is no bigger advocate for a design plan than Micah Dennis, CEO of Premier Backyard Living Landscaping & Exterior Design. With the assistance of Design Manager, Debra Berger, they’ve formed an amazing team of landscape designers who love what they do. It shows in the designs they create for our homeowners. Just think . . . collaborating with your designer – the first walk through of your property – sharing must-haves and ideas while they measure dimensions and offer suggestions. The Design Plan arrives. It’s your new backyard. It’s as if you could walk in and relax in front of the fire.

Let’s Go to the Mattresses

2020 looms on the horizon and Landscape Design Plans are Essential. Covered Structures with Electrical and Plumbing, Water and Fire Features take decisive planning to construct and build. To finally squelch this no-brainer question once and for all, Outdoor Living Designs – Why Important? . . . . Let the Battle Begin!

We’ll SAY IT AGAIN video-style. No more yakity-yak. Each YouTube Video shows many properties – before & after scenes. Put yourselves in these homeowners shoes and ask, “Was a design plan necessary?”

Custom Covered Structures

Attached or Detached covered structures, how could these be achieved without a design plan?

Water Features are Backyard Beautifully Designed

Design plans play an important part in creating water features as you’ll see in this video.

Fireplaces Are Fascinating

These Fireplaces are exquisite. Outdoor living focal points. Would you say a design plan enhanced them?

Sport Court – Anyone?

We Love these outdoor living getaways! Cell phones down, eye on the ball!

Putting Greens Are Getting Rave Reviews in Landscape Design

Home Owner Viewpoints

Thank you to our Homeowners . . . they know first hand why Design Plans are important in Landscape Design. Click the image to see the entire project including before & during construction images.

Cimral Design –

My husband and I worked with Premier Backyard Living Landscaping to create a large project for our home along the Tualatin River rapids in West Linn, OR. The new backyard area consisted of an integrated outdoor room with outdoor kitchen, a large koi pond, two patios, two decks, paver paths, new plantings, irrigation and lighting. It was a joy to work with this company. The quality of their craftsmanship was excellent and they were responsive to our needs throughout the construction process. We have received countless positive comments from friends and neighbors and look forward to enjoying this new outdoor space for many years to come. I recommend Premier Backyard Living Landscaping with the highest praise!

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Auerbach Design

Premier Backyard Living was such a delight to work with! They gave us the backyard oasis that we so wanted. The plans came back with exactly what we wanted, and were explained in great detail. The crew that came were very respectful of our property, they came ready to work and stayed completely on schedule! It was really nice to see. Our project point person answered any questions we had during all stages of the process.

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Outdoor Living Room

Schmidt Design –

Full service landscape design and construction (hardscape and softscape both) These guys know what they are doing and have a great process from beginning to end. Great designer with thoughtful idea’s put a beautiful plan together and the skilled crew made it come to life.

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Doak Design –

My wife and I recently posted several photos of our “restored” backyard on Facebook and received glowing comments from our friends, one of whom – without knowing your company’s involvement – responded with a single word: “Paradise!” I want to thank the entire team at Premier Backyard Living including owner, designer and construction coordinator, who had to leap a number of unexpected hurdles in order to implement what we have today, and did so with much patience and grace. Now… time to relax and enjoy the splendid fruits of their labors!

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Noonberg Design –

We worked with Micah and Premier Backyard Living on the design and execution of a full-scale transformation of our large sloped backyard in Multnomah Village in SW Portland. They did an amazing job! We’ve worked with several landscapers and contractors over the years and Premier Backyard Living definitely rose to the top. Every member of the team was top-notch. The designer, project manager, and crew were all awesome to work with and we felt like they took our project’s success very personally and did everything they could to help our project succeed. 

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Over 140 Outdoor Living Designs

We hope these videos and Before & After stories have Won the Battle of the question at hand. Take a gander at more Designs in our Portfolio.


That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for Dropping In

Until next time . . . Get Outside Portland!

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services


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