Outdoor Living

Blending Nature with

Modern Comforts & Functional Living Spaces

Time and again, science has shown how good it is for people to spend time outside. If you're looking at your outdoor space and thinking, "But what would I do out there?" it's time for an upgrade.

Outdoor living spaces combine the beauty of the outdoors with a functionality that makes it easy to spend time out there. Create a cozy living room (complete with an entertainment system), a full kitchen for feeding your family, or a bar for entertaining. Bring people together around the fire pit or the pizza oven. Add an evaporative cooling mister or an infrared patio heater for added comfort as the seasons change, and decorate it with the plants, artwork, and creative hardscapes that make it feel like a natural extension of your home.

At Inside Out Landscape Design, our work isn't just about plants. It's about improving the quality of your life with landscaping solutions that encourage togetherness and a deep appreciation of the natural world. Contact us, and let's get started.

We Love Delighting Our Clients

With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:

The Benefits of

Outdoor Living

Your new outdoor patio, fireplace, or creative seating arrangement gives your home more functional space, freeing up space inside your home. You might move the entertainment center outside and turn your den into a gym, office, or guest bedroom. Do your baking outside so it doesn't heat up your house in the middle of the summer.

More importantly, turning your backyard into an outdoor living area creates a unique setting for everyday gatherings, special events, and personal moments alike. Entertain friends and enjoy conversations late into the night. Set your kids (or yourself) and their buddies up with an outdoor movie. Sip your morning coffee in your patio living room while the sun rises, enjoying the peace and quiet of the morning as you prepare for your day.

Whether you want a complete kitchen and living area or simply a fire pit where you can make s'mores with your family at the end of a long day, outdoor living spaces are an invitation for connection, and that's at the heart of what we do. Tell us about your ideas for an outdoor living space—we can make them happen.

Imagine the Possibilities

We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:

A Simple Approach to Your New Outdoor Living Area

Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:

Complete the inside out questionnaire

In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.

Schedule an Inside Out Consultation Over Zoom or FaceTime

It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! We can do this virtually or in person. The virtual sessions are free; the in-person consultations range from $100-150, and that amount is fully rebated on your design or install cost.

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, Kristin will send you the agreement with the price of the design plan. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $600, full site plans for large properties ranging $3-8,000, and an average design rate of about $1,500-3,000. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.

If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.

Enter the Design Phase

Becky will need to measure and evaluate the site, and she will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. She passes that information on to Andrea, who gets to work on your design. For especially large projects, Andrea may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before Kristin estimates the cost of the project.

Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting

It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, Construction Agreement, and more. This Construction Agreement is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate (no surprises at the end!).

Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment

After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects may be divided into 10% upon signing, 40% when we begin the work, 40% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 10% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from Kristin to schedule an approximate start date, and she'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.

We'll Get Started!

We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!

Final Walk-Through

Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!

Complete Landscaping Solutions for Your Home or Business

Large or small, your project receives the full attention and commitment of our highly-skilled design, installation, and maintenance teams. We believe in building relationships, so we're always here for you as you get to know your new landscaping. Here's what we have to offer:

  • Design: We take your ideas and put them on paper, giving our installation crew a detailed plan to follow.
  • Installation: Our crew takes those designs and brings them to life—on time and on budget.
  • Maintenance: For spring cleaning or monthly maintenance, we can get you on a schedule that keeps your space looking its best.
  • Pools: We can design and install your pool to create a resort-like vibe in your own backyard.

Happily Creating Outdoor Living Spaces Throughout Central Kentucky

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Ready for a Change? Build Your Career With Us!

If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment (rare for landscaping companies!), 100% health insurance, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.

Your Outdoor Living Space is Waiting —Contact Us Today

That beautiful yard is waiting to be transformed into something you can use and enjoy every day. Let's work together to create a space that's life-enriching for you and your family. Contact us to get started.