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Outdoor Living

Designing & Building Exceptional Outdoor Living Spaces

At Envisioning Green, we believe the client experience should as extraordinary as the results. The journey to an exceptional outdoor living experience starts here.

Outdoor Kitchens

Picture this: It is 75 degrees outside. You are standing at the grill flipping the perfectly cooked, juicy steak with your right hand and an ice-cold beverage in your left hand. Your spouse is relaxing in a lounge chair with a cocktail in her hand. Your kids are splashing in the pool with their friends. Everyone is happy.

This could be you, this could be your outdoor living space.

 

Pavilions

The sound of children playing, the smell of food on the grill, the joy of a family gathering, and laughter shared between close friends are all part of a life well-lived. These are the common sights and sounds of a backyard pavilion. Always a hub of activity, the pavilion is at the center of outdoor entertaining. Whether dodging the sun, waiting out a summer shower, or sitting down for a meal, people will gather together in your new pavilion.

This could be you, this could be your outdoor living space.

 

Pools

What more could you ask for than a beautiful pool on a warm summer day? Perfect for relaxing, family time, or party time, a pool is an excellent addition to your home. Special elements such as waterfalls, waterslides, and spas are no strangers to Envisioning Green. We have the ability to make your dreams a reality. We want to make sure that your pool, just like any other element in your yard, matches your wants and needs.

This could be you, this could be your outdoor living space.

 

Fireplaces

Fireplaces add warmth and ambiance to your outdoor living space. They can be the perfect place for entertaining while creating an exciting focal point to your yard. Fireplaces can enhance your outdoor setting, be very functional, and add value to your property. They also make a wonderful feature for those who enjoy spending their leisure time with friends and family.

This could be you, this could be your outdoor living space.

 

Landscape Lighting

The sun has gone down, the family is all home – just in time for the light show to begin. Your home & outdoor living space is a source of pride, a refuge for relaxation. A place to enjoy good times with family and friends. The warm lighting brings these spaces to life after the sun goes down, providing an unmatched aesthetic effect while adding safety and usability.

This could be you, this could be your outdoor living space.


 

 

Testimonials

We appreciate all the ideas, energy and work you put into our project. From design through construction you were very professional, easy to work with, and committed to giving us what we wanted. We are very pleased with the result and in knowing we chose the right company to create our backyard experience.
– Rick & Brandi – Edwardsville, IL

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We purchased or new Ranch style home nearly four years ago after living in a two-story for 20 plus years. This was the type of home and style of home my wife and I were searching for once we decided to move. We found our dream home sitting on 2 difficult acres. Once in the backyard, it sloped heavily down to a 1 Acre retention pond that was really in awful condition. We did see potential for something very special if we could find the right company to partner with. We met the entire staff at Envisioning green through an invitation to one of their Wine Open Houses. While there, we were able to see their many outdoor exhibits and view their picture portfolios and well as speak with some of their current and past customers.

Late last summer and we had their owner and designer over to discuss the entire project; both pond remediation and backyard creation. We wanted a pool, gas fire pit and an outdoor bar and as usually happens....once we got going, we added a little more!

The process was quite impressive as we gave them a list of must haves and a budget for the project. We did have change orders for things we elected to add but once we signed, it couldn't have gone smoother. The project turned out amazingly like the electronic design plan they initially presented us with no unwanted surprises. They worked through the winter, around the early spring rains and we are now enjoying our backyard immensely.

With our property, there was so much more complexity than what I'm able to describe here and we knew we couldn't turn this over to just any company based solely on price or promise. For the reasonable budget we gave them we received an "HGTV"" backyard in return. Great job Envisioning Green!
Larry & Kris – Maryville, IL

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We now have our backyard oasis!!! Absolutely love how everything turned out. Brian and his crew were wonderful and paid very close attention to detail!! Any unexpected issues that came up, they were able to quickly fix and when we wanted to add on to the project we were able to get the supplies needed quickly. Overall job well done and can’t wait for future projects with Envisioning Green!! :) big thanks to Charles for the vision, Justin and Steven for keeping it all together and Brian and his crew for making it happen! Time to enjoy some backyard parties!
Mary Beth – Maryville, IL

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Don’t Want To Write This Review … Seriously

Having read the title, it would be understandable if your mind jumped to the assumption that I am preparing to present a plethora of faults with the company, the crew, the work … whatever. But nothing could be further from my thoughts. The reason for my not wanting to write this review is because reviews mark the end of something and I find it hard to meet this particular end; the people involved here, the ones leaving because their work is finished, are people I’ve come to so admire and care about.

I’m 63 years old. I’ve hired contractors throughout my life for big jobs, small jobs and all of those in between. Too often I’ve been profoundly amazed at the level of incompetence displayed by self-proclaimed professionals; their work so shoddy that one simply had to accept the entirety of their training must have come from watching YouTube videos or that some had perhaps once made a wooden letter holder for their mother and, having completed that arduous task, then decided they were skilled enough to build houses. After experiencing so many contractor related disappointments through the years, I finally came to often expect the worst as the new normal.

At 62, I bought my retirement home and soon decided it needed some updates that were far beyond my own ability to complete. I began with a clear vision of what I wanted and began seeking out a company, a partner, that could bring my ideas to life. I called or visited companies large and not-so-large and even approached recommended individuals. Most all of these I asked said they couldn’t do what I wanted and those few that said they could really didn’t have the quality materials, proper experience or share vision that I was looking for. In that I would be spending my retirement money on one-time projects, I could no longer afford to have contractors that were only going to provide me with “good-enough” or less. In driving around through southern Illinois and Missouri, I’d seen some beautiful places with completed projects similar to what I wanted but couldn’t bring myself to go up and ask any of the home owners who it was had done the work for them. My bad.

Then I began searching the internet with key terms like outdoor fireplace, stone staircase, outdoor kitchen, etc.; began searching images of such projects that closely matched what I had imagined. Clicking on an image would sometimes provide a link to the company that had built the project. And that’s how it was I came to find an image, clicked on it and discovered a link to Envisioning Green. I thought it an odd name but, hey, the image was all that and so I was willing to reach out this one more time.

Lindsey Bigham answered the phone when I rang Envisioning Green. I was in a mood and immediately launched into a rather loud and semi-accusatory rant the second she finished saying hello...

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