This patio went into a spec home in a West Knoxville. Thankfully, the owners-to-be had begun adding their input into the style and finishes of the home before final closing because Tracey was all about modern, clean line design. The original design plan called for a more traditional shape and color palette. When Tracey described the look she was going for and sent over a few inspirational photos, I was loving the chance to design a really modern space that was still functional for a young family. The final layout we came to reflected mom's love of cool colors and architectural lines while still be functional for a couple of rowdy boys to roast their marshmallows and hang out with friends. Overall, it came together to be a beautiful, practical outdoor living space that will grow great with their family.
It's been a while since we blogged! The craziness of the spring season has left little time for updates. But I couldn't resist hopping back in to share this beautiful firepit area we recently completed in Roane County. The owners gave us permission to go crazy with artistic liberties and we were so excited to bring in some unique elements. When they requested "some good size rocks" we surprised them with a delivery of three and five ton boulders to be used in their seat/retaining wall. At their request, we incorporated an "infinite edge" style patio and fire pit that allow them to take full advantage of the slope and the view they have on their property. All parties couldn't be happier with how it turned out and I couldn't resist jumping back on the blog to share it with you.
With the growing popularity of prefabricated landscape products, we always love to see design trends that intermingle the beauty of natural products with the luxury of the up-and-coming landscape design trends. These solid stone natural cut stair treads perfectly embody this balanced blend. These natural stone steppers bring a home to life with the unique patterns and interest of local Tennessee stone. Because they are a custom cut product, these stones have a smooth step tread and can be cut to any size, bringing beauty and natural flow pattern to any terrain. Our clients can't get enough of these unique pieces, and it's easy to see why. Who wouldn't want the beauty, function, and property access that these staircases afford?
When these homeowners purchased this beautiful, spacious lot in Farragut, TN, they could see the potential, but they also knew it would be a lot of work! Rotting landscape timbers edged the property on all sides and detracted from the beauty of both the home and the unique plant varieties within the numerous beds. One particularly onerous set of timbers lined the driveway as a small retaining wall. We were able to go in and remove the decayed materials and give them a whole new look. Using a terraced segmental retaining wall block, we were able to give them clean, modern lines and bring this section of the landscape into the modern era. Coupling the stark, modern look of the wall block with the natural beauty of some creek stone mulch accents, and their driveway became a show-stopping boulevard. At nearly 200 feet long, this low-lying retaining wall goes a long way towards updating this space.
It's that time of year again in East Tennessee! Trees and shrubs up and down the Appalachian Valley are starting to blush crimson, gold, and orange. This time of year we always get asked "What can I plant that will have some fall/winter color?" As summer blooms fade, many clients suddenly find their landscaping is lacking and they aren't sure what to do about it. As part of our comprehensive landscape design, I seek to work with a client to find them a nice mix of beautiful spring and summer blooms with some evergreen and foliage interest that can take over the headlines this time of year. Here are some of the plants I often integrate into my designs to bring out rich, bright colors throughout these deliciously cosy fall months:
A recently purchased home in the West Hills area of Knoxville had these homeowners eager to begin putting their personal touches on this charming rancher. While no one area required any one major renovation, overall there were elements missing that made this yard workable for these clients. First off, we were able to install a custom paver patio and vehicle turn around using drive-friendly Belgard concrete pavers and installation method. We were also able to clear out the weeded, overgrown East side of their home and provide them with a beautiful circle pattern patio and walkway that will provide a functional, shaded, private outdoor living space for a quiet cup of coffee or moment to listen to the birds chirp. Other improvements included replacing existing retaining walls with structurally sound segmental retaining wall block to ensure that their landscaping would stay beautiful and functional for years to come.
Overall, this well-loved home just needed a few outdoor improvements to bring the yard from a good space to bring modern upgrades to their existing landscape. We were able to help them bring function and beauty to this suburban outdoor living.
Commercial Landscape design and installation brings with it a whole new set of challenges and rewards. Just like residential landscaping should reflect the personality of the home and the owners who inhabit it, commercial landscape sets the tone for an organizations public image. Landscaping around a commercial building should give clients a glimpse of the quality and personality of the company with which they are about to do business. Plants and design elements can vary widely from a residential landscape design, and it is important, when selecting a commercial landscaper that they recognize the vision you are trying to convey to potential business, even before your customers walk in the door.
As a builder of quality custom homes in Roane County, Noble Knight Construction wanted to ensure that potential clients catch their vision for quality, luxury, and artistry even before they walk in the door to their future design center. Our comprehensive design showcases the structure necessary for a commercial building, coupled with the softening elements of residential design.
Bringing the outdoor space of your dreams to life just got even easier. We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with Southeast Bank to provide high quality lending options to give you the flexibility to bring beauty and value to your property with a backyard renovation. Whether it's $5,000, $50,000 or more, Southeast will work with qualified applicants to get you the funds you need to give you the space you've always wanted, with the added advantage of working with a qualified, local lending representative. Ask about a home equity line of credit to receive rates as low as 3.5%! Call us today to book a complimentary design consultation and be on your way to your personal outdoor oasis.