OUR NAME “OUTDOOR LIVING” GREW OUT OF MY PASSION FOR CREATING LANDSCAPE AND OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES. OUR CLIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INTERACT WITH THE DESIGN PROCESS OF THEIR NEW LANDSCAPE TO ENSURE IT IS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR HOME. BY LISTENING TO THE CLIENT WE PRODUCE SUPERIOR RESULTS,WITH AN EYE ON THE INDIGENOUS, NATURAL AND AESTHETIC IDENTITY OF MICHIGAN,WE DESIGN AND BUILD LOCALLY APPROPRIAE LANDSCAPES RICH IN COLOR, TEXTURE AND AROMA. A NATURAL SYMBIOSIS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES THE CLIENT WITH HARMONY AND BEAUTY ADDED TO THEIR LIFE.
EACH SITE REPRESENTS A UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND CHALLENGE. OUR EXPERTISE LIES IN THE CHALLENGE, AND BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHALLENGE DESERVES A NEW AND UNIQUE SOLUTION. FROM THE INITIAL CONCEPT TO COMPLETION OF WORK, EVERY CLIENT IS GUARANTEED SUPERIOR ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND QUALITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION. OUTDOOR LIVING IS OUR PASSION.
As a builder of luxurious high end custom homes they are never complete until the landscaping is designed and completed. In many cases these homes are built where the homeowner chose a site because of the rolling, hilly, and wooded setting. They also want the home to aesthetically be incorporated into the landscape without destroying the natural beauty and integrity of the site. As a result many of these jobs are a challenge.
There is only one landscape architect that I will recommend to my clients for all of their landscaping needs and that is RyanPayment of Outdoor Living. He listens to the client and will create landscapes, living spaces, kitchens, fireplaces, pools, and much more. Most often Ryan's creations exceed the client's expectations. . The client is always amazed by Ryan's passion, vision, and quality of work. The client is happy and ultimately his level of professional work completes and compliments my build.
Outdoor Living is a superior landscaping company and Ryan is a pleasure to work with.
I wanted an outdoor fireplace and sitting area and my wife wanted a flower garden with a water feature. We didn't have tons of cash to spend and struggled as to which we should go with first. We contacted a couple of landscapers and most were able to create the sitting area with garden and water feature but unable to make my fireplace. One landscape outfit was just way too expensive. We were frustrated.
We then were looking at Detroit Home magazine design awards edition and saw Outdoor Living had won a few awards and looked them up on their website. Definitely impressed by the work and also the diversity. Additionally, we liked that they did small landscape projects and outdoor fireplaces but were leery of the cost.
Ryan met with us and within a few days came back with three design ideas where we could afford both my wife and my ideas. After choosing one of his designs he gave us a start date and estimated completion date. He started on the given date and was finished before the estimated day.
Most important is the quality of materials and Ryan's craftsmanship. He designed the layout in such a way that we can enjoy the sounds of a crackling fire and streaming water while surrounded by incredible plants.
I give Ryan major kudos for providing us with what we both wanted and how easy he was to work with.
We wanted to build a pool in our backyard but felt it would be virtually impossible because of the steep hill and heavily wooded area. We contacted three different landscape companies and either they could not provide us with what we wanted or could not stay within our budget. Outdoor Living was recommended by a friend because of the beautiful work that was done surrounding their home.
We contacted Ryan from Outdoor Living and discussed that our family really enjoys the outdoors, wanted an area where we could barbecue, and if it was at all possible to have a pool without compromising the beauty of the woods. Ryan really listened to our wishes and also was given the budget range we were working with.
He came back a week later and presented us with a plan that surpassed our greatest expectations. He explained a vision of how the pool area would be surrounded by landscaping that would gracefully be incorporated with the existing woods. Stone walkways and lounging areas would weave through around the organic shaped pool to a water feature and then lead to a winding step up to a wonderful fire pit. Ryan suggested a path that would extend from the fire pit to a butterfly garden in a natural nook in the woods. However, he also recommended an entire outdoor kitchen with a marvelous pergola as opposed to merely a grilling area. His vision was that he would create these features so that we could see and enjoy them from inside our home. He also assured us that all of this could be achieved and remain in our budget.
Ryan moved quickly by bringing in heavy machinery and equipment to prepare the pool area and landscaping. He moved a lot of earth and within just a few days he sculpted the land to where we could see the entire layout. Additionally, he was mindful of our existing landscape and our neighbors while doing this massive transformation. The amazing part is Ryan did this without compromising ours woods.
Within 3 months Ryan was finishing the planting. The pool with a water feature, stone walkways, fire pit, and our kitchen with a bar and sink were completed. The choices of plants and stone recommended are absolutely beautiful and flow from our interior design color scheme. We step out our back door and walk down four steps to an oasis where we can entertain and utilize the entire year.
Ryan Payment from Outdoor Living is a creative genius. He is very personable yet professional and listened to our wants and created a vision that is astounding.
Thank you Ryan for the wonderful experience.