Modern Patio and Built-In Grill Station with Gardens and LED Lighting

Here is a fantastic new modern patio and built-in grill station surrounded by simple, low maintenance gardens. To show this off in the evening, the patio hardscapes are lighted with under coping LED’s and the garden beds are lighted with heavy brass Area LED’s and LED Moonlighting in the main patio Tree. At the beginning […]



Built-In Grill Designed With Your Patio In Mind

Outdoor living at its best always seems to revolve around food. Those of us who spend our recreation time outdoors with family and friends enjoy preparing meals on the patio.  Built-In Grill areas are the “Wow” factor of your patio design.  Built-In grill areas can provide ample counter top space for food prep and buffet […]



10 Patio Ideas For High Quality Outdoor Living

We have some great patio ideas for you to consider as you plan out your new outdoor living space.  Some patio features can solve problems, like a Privacy Screen.  Other features, like Fireplaces and BBQ Centers are just because you’ve earned it. Include one or all of these patio ideas into your patio design. Enjoy […]



Outdoor Kitchen

Recently, we completed this outdoor kitchen in Libertyville. The structure is Oakfield limestone and the counter top is 2″ flamed Bluestone with rock faced edges. The pergola is cedar and wired for lighting. It was built for a 48″ grill, a double side burner and a under counter refrigerator. The peninsula will easily accommodate seating […]



Decorative Boulders In The Garden

Around here we practically need to include decorative boulders in the garden designs.  I’d go as far as to say that boulders are an absolutely essential element of the garden.  Choosing the right boulder is important.  I tend to appreciate a more weathered boulder like the Sandstone boulder pictured here versus a river washed boulder […]



Fire Pit Patio

I just completed this fire pit patio for my Facebook friend Mary Slight. Notice the ‘one of a kind’ pavers. These were salvaged from a Lake Bluff street demolition and probably date back to the 1930′s!



Grill Surround

I just finished this grill surround for the Kolb Family! It turned out great! The pergola above has lights to brighten up the grill and blue stone counter top while you’re cooking. The burners and grill also connect to a gas line from the house.



Patio Renovation

Here are before and after pictures of a recently completed patio in Libertyville. The original patio (top) was undersized and the surrounding plants overcrowded the area. By moving the plants we opened up a lot of space for the new patio (bottom).