Water & Fire Features
Functional & Enoyable Focal Points
The ideal landscape design is highly subjective and ultimately dependent on each home owner's unique desires. Often times outdoor areas are made more functional and useful with the addition of features such as fountains, waterfalls or firepits. Not only do they become essential elements of an outdoor living space's overall look and feel, they tend to increase the motivation to spend time outdoors.
Firepits are almost a religion in Portland, and for good reason. Enjoying friends and family, outdoors, surrounded by the glowing embers of fire. Outdoor entertaining has never been easier or more elegant custom built fireplaces and fire pits can be stand alone or built into the surrounding landscape, offering style, diversity and ease of use.
We can build your firepit as part of your patio design with built-in seating, or create a separate space just for the firepit. There are a variety of types of firepits we can design and build around: natural gas, propane and wood burning. Whatever your vision, we’ll work with you to make it a reality.
Fountains & Bubbling Rocks
Bubbling rocks are architectural water features, that while using natural material are not attempting to mimic natural behavior (such as waterfalls, ponds or streams). They're popular for providing the sound of trickling water at a fraction of the expense of a waterfall or a full-sized pond. While fountains are more traditional they offer the same benefits.
Ponds & Waterfalls
Ornamental ponds and waterfalls are renowned as relaxing places to sit beside and relax to the sound of water. Depending on the landscape design, they may function as focal points, serve as backdrops for patio gatherings, or look completely natural in a yard designed to mimic natural settings. We can design and install basic ponds with no plants or fish, or complex systems that utilize modern pool technology with filtering systems that will be biologically stable to support aquatic life.
Not only do outdoor pizza ovens add style and presence to any outdoor kitchen but they also incorporate a great deal of functionality. A pizza oven is wood-fired, making it a very authentic style of cooking. Don't be fooled by the name, as you can prepare all sorts of food, from fish to dessert in a pizza oven. They also excel at roasting meats and vegetables.
An outdoor fireplace makes a big statement and automatically creates a focal point in any landscape design. Outdoor fireplaces can be built into your patio or retaining wall (making use of the same materials), or they can be standalone centers of attention. Outside fireplaces tend to be safer because they are enclosed within a structure so you don’t have to worry about smoldering ashes, wind gusts, and flying sparks.