Lexington – Outdoor Living

Achieve a Functional Living Space in the

Natural Beauty of Your Backyard

Your home in Lexington, Kentucky is already a haven away from the stress and toil of the world. Make it even more relaxing by extending your living space into the outdoors. A customized outdoor living area from Inside Out Landscape Design gives everyone in your family a place to enjoy nature fully in a comfortable environment. 

Imagine your backyard transformed into a living room under the stars, a fire pit for telling stories around, and a bar for entertaining friends. Add in the creature comforts of an infrared patio heater, an entertainment system, an evaporative cooling mister, and a pizza oven, and you have the setup your family needs to enjoy home life more. The natural beauty of your landscape combined with unique, customized hardscaping further sets the scene for high-quality living. 

Our outdoor living specialists understand the ways nature and functional spaces work together to improve well-being and overall comfort. We will create an outdoor living area that speaks to your heart and draws you into the outdoor world unlike any other place you've seen. We genuinely care about creating spaces that stand the test of time and are good for the local environment, which means you can feel good about your backyard transformation. Contact us to find out how simple it is to work with our team.

We Aim to Satisfy You With Our Work

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:

Creative Outdoor Living Areas 

Personalized to Fit Your Lifestyle

Different backyard retreats fit different families. That's why each outdoor living area from Inside Out Landscape Design is a unique creation. We listen closely to your needs and desires to find out which elements will benefit you most. Some possibilities include:

  • An outdoor entertainment center
  • A creative seating arrangement for casual get-togethers
  • A dining area to make outdoor meals your new routine
  • A built-in fire pit for cooking hot dogs and roasting marshmallows
  • Functional outdoor lighting to keep the party alive well past dark
  • A private nook surrounded by native plants for your personal time alone
  • An outdoor kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook like a pro

When you extend your living area into the outdoors, you free up valuable space inside your home. You may find new ways to enhance your living spaces indoors, too! Whether you love to entertain or you simply want a private place to hang out with your kids and spouse, we have a solution waiting to happen. Whatever you wish for most in your backyard, let us know, and we'll come up with a plan to make it come alive.

Dream Big in Your Backyard

Your personality is infused into your outdoor living area. We get to know your interests, likes, and dislikes, so we can tailor the results to please and benefit you and your family. See the attractive outdoor living areas we have designed and built for other homeowners, and let the beauty inspire your own backyard dreams.

Transforming Your Outdoor Living Areas is Easy with an Inside Out Process

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, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.


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! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. 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

Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate 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, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.

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 are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'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!

A Full Range of Landscaping Services for Your Lexington 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.

Your Outdoor Living Professionals in Lexington, Kentucky and Neighboring Cities

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

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Find an Amazing New Career with Our Team

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, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, 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.

Right Now is the Perfect Time to Experience a Better Life Outdoors

When you are ready to discuss your outdoor living area ideas with our professional team, please contact us. Your Lexington backyard can be so much more inviting and comfortable with our help. Begin enriching your home life today.