Louisville, KY – Outdoor Living

Bright Ideas and Fine Craftsmanship for

Eco-Friendly Spaces

A fine landscape is more than a pretty picture. It's an interactive experience, where you connect with friends and family, relax after a long day, pursue your favorite hobbies, and entertain guests. If you want to improve your home and increase your property value, you could spruce up your outdoor space a bit—or you could install a well-designed outdoor living area that gives you the inside-and-out home experience you've been missing. 

Inside Out Landscape Design specializes in these thoughtful spaces, the ones that not only transform your home, they change how you feel when you're there. From plants and trees to built-in seating, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, walkways, water features, and more, Kentucky's only APLD-certified landscape designer and our experienced installation crew create outdoor living areas of all sizes and complexities in Louisville, Kentucky.

With more usable space in your home, you can do more of what you love. You'll want to spend more time outside, breathing fresh air under the warm sun, because it's so comfortable and easily accessible. Because we work closely with you to design an outdoor space that matches your existing architecture, utilizes your natural landscaping features, and works in harmony with nature, you'll enjoy an easy-to-maintain landscape that highlights all your favorite colors, textures, and materials. 

Get started on the outdoor living area you've been dreaming of. It's a collaborative project, where we welcome your feedback, offer regular progress updates, and complete the work according to the timeline. Our friendly team is available to answer all your questions—contact us today to get started.

Delighted Clients Throughout Central Kentucky

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:

Why a Backyard Isn't Enough

People say it all the time: "I want a house with a yard." It's great to have that outdoor space at your fingertips, but what are you going to do with it?

Putting a table on a patio isn't the same as creating a true outdoor living space, where you feel every bit as comfortable as you do in your living room. "Backyard" is an afterthought. The beauty of a professionally designed and installed outdoor living area is right there in the name: it's where you live your life outdoors. 

Let your friends and family gather around the fire pit, while you prepare dinner in your outdoor kitchen. Serve them under the pergola; as the sky grows dark, your landscape lighting allows for safe interaction while it beautifully highlights your favorite landscaping features. The Inside Out Landscape Design team creates this setting for you in harmony with nature to preserve the soil, conserve resources, and build an artful landscape that stands the test of time. 

Over the years, we've used our extensive local horticulture knowledge and design expertise to create one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces for Louisville, Kentucky homeowners. Find your inspiration in our portfolio, then contact us to get started on your own outdoor transformation.

What Louisville Looks Like When We're Done With It

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:

How We Create Sustainable Outdoor Living Spaces

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 IN-PERSON INSIDE OUT CONSULTATION

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 $100-250+ (depending on your location), 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, we 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 $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $4-8,000+. 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

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!

Our Comprehensive Services 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.

Enriching Lives With Elegant Outdoor Spaces in Louisville, Kentucky and the Surrounding Area

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

Join a Dedicated Team of Local Landscaping Professionals

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.

Making Outdoor Dreams a Reality —Contact Us Today

No matter your primary reason for transforming your outdoor space— improving curb appeal, increasing property value, or creating a unique area that suits your lifestyle—you'll get so much more from it than you ever imagined. It's an investment that keeps offering returns with every quiet sunrise, every barbecue with your neighbors, and every game played with your kids or ball tossed for your dog.  Contact us to learn more about how we create sustainable landscapes with friendly, attentive service, and get started on your own outdoor transformation in Louisville, Kentucky.