Dreamscapes Landscaping & Design

Landscaping • Patios & Driveways • Retaining Walls • Water Features • Outdoor Lighting

Stairs with Lighting

Stairs with Lighting

These stairs were installed amongst two walls and a path and include lighting. This replaced and old railroad tie terrace and stairs providing safety and eliminating deterioration.

Paver Pathway and round patio

Paver Pathway

Here is a paver pathway that runs along the side of the house into the back yard and onto a small circular patio.

Terra Villa Paver driveway

Terra Villa Paver Diveway

This short driveway was installed using Terra Villa pavers. They are a thicker paver and have a slight texture to them.

Flagstone Path set in gravel

Flagstone Path

A good example of a simple path of flagstone set with no cutting or mortaring, but still providing utility and longevity.

Raised Flagstone Patio

Raised Flagstone Patio

A sand set flagstone patio raised one step off the lawn built to be able to add other elements to the yard in the future.

Architectural Slab Patio

Architectural Slab

Built with 16”x16” concrete block with a Holland brick border edge. A small retaining wall had to be built to hold the patio in place and make the grade of the ground level.

Permeable paver driveway with turf stone

Paver & Turf Stone

This permeable paver driveway is installed to allow the free movement of water. The holes are planted with grass to keep a natural look to the driveway and absorb water as well.

Sunken Patio in Bellevue, Washington

Sunken Patio

Because of the severe grade change in the yard, the homeowner decided to go with patios at two levels. Lighting was also incorporated in this project for safety and night time entertainment.

Small paver path with rounded patio.

Circular Paver Pathway

Here is a paver pathway that runs along the side of a house into the backyard and onto a small circular patio.

Faux sunken patio in Seattle, Washington

Faux Sunken Patio

Compensating for a grade change, a small wall needed to be built surrounding half the patio, leaving the impression that the patio is sunken into the ground.

Split-level stairs

Split-Level Stairs

These stairs are incorporated into a larger project but highlighted here to provide a visual representation of one option for steps.

Patios, Pathways, Driveways & Stairs

Patios and Pathways can be installed to provide a variety of uses, and can be done with a wide variety of materials to suit both aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. Both concrete pavers and natural stone can be used to create formal or informal spaces for you to enjoy. When installed properly patios and paths can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and functionality.

Pavers have many different color combinations and styles to choose from to provide you with the look and function that you desire. There are also different patterns and textures that add an extra element to your project.
Natural stone is also available in many different colors and can be installed to have a formal or more natural look. Stone is available that has been cut and smoothed, or it is available in its raw form.

Lighting can be added for night time enjoyment and safety. It can also be added to highlight certain areas of your landscape for aesthetic purposes.

Depending on the placement of your patio or path, there are some additional costs that may need to be considered. Small retaining walls and/or drainage may need to be installed to keep your patio from failing if it is to be installed on a slope. You may also need to incorporate steps for easier access to the patio. Walls and drainage may also be needed to prevent excess water from running onto your patio. These things are all situational and should be considered as you plan your budget for the project.

Lavender Flagstone Patio & Complete Landscaping Remodel

Lavender flagstone patio with Celtik reatining wall

This beautiful backyard is a complete remodel of a dated, 1970's style landscaping job.

lavender flagstone raised patio

Dreamscapes replaced a deteriorating aggregate concrete patio with this raised lavender flagstone.

wrap-around paver patio

This paver patio wraps around the side of the house, providing access to both a second floor entry and the rear patio.

wrap-around paver patio

A rear view of the wrap-around paver patio. The new patio replaced aggregate concrete.

Shelton area landscaping project

Dreamscapes did everything for this Shelton area home, from the flagstone raised patio and wrap-around paver patio to the retaining walls, landscaping beds, softscaping and sod.

rockery and water feature

As a finishing touch, Dreamscapes installed this rockery and water feature overlooking Puget Sound.




Vancouver Bay Paver Patio Remodel

Patio | Vancouver Bay created on 2018-05-07 22:38:26

Vancouver Bay 24" x 24" pavers

This Vancouver Bay paver patio was a redo of another contractor's work.

Vencouver Bay Paver Patio

Because the pavers were poorly installed, we had to completely demo the site and rebuild everything from scratch.

Vancouver Bay paver patio

After demo'ing the site, we regraded the patio area and then replaced the gravel base.

Vancouver Bay paver patio

In order to rebuild the patio, we had to -pick through all the previous pavers and hand-select the best ones toreuse. The rest had to be replaced.

Vancouver Bay Patio

With careful attention to detail, we were able to rebuild this paver patio to a much higher standard than the original.




Celtik Wall Retaining Wall and Dominion Slate Paver Patio

Celtik retaining wall, Dominion Slate paver patio and rockery

The owners of this Olympia area home wanted to make their backyard more kid friendly and provide safe access to a treehouse for their young boy.

Before retaining wall installation

Before Dreamscapes installed a retaining wall, the property line was simply a bern covered in worn-out landscape mulch.

Rockery with natural stone stairway

Dreamscapes created this rockery, complete with a natural stone stairway, to complement the retaining wall and paver patio.

Before installation of rockery and natural stone stairway

Before the rockery and natural stone stairway was installed. Not a very safe area for a the family to enter the backyard.

Rear view of the completed project: Celtik Wall retaining wall, Dominion Slate paver patio, rockery with natural stone stairway

Rear view of the completed project: Mutual Materials Celtik Wall retaining wall, Dominion Slate paver patio, and rockery with natural stone stairway.

Dominion Slate paver patio leading to tree house

One of the key requirements of this backyard makeover was to provide safe access to a treehouse for the homeowners' young boy.

Smaller Celtik Wall retaining wall

In addition to the larger border retaining wall, Dreamscapes build this matching Celtik Wall retaining wall to stabilize the downslope behind a partially covered concrete patio.

Concrete patio and fire pit

The Celik Wall retaining wall provides support for the hillside and a defined barrier behind this partially covered concrete patio.




Raised Paver Patio and Easy Pro Turf

Raised paver patio and low-maintenance turf

This Snoqualmie backyard now features a raised Terra Villa paver patio and low-maintenance Easy Pro turf.

before patio installation

The backyard originally contained a much smaller patio and grass that had seen much better days.

paver patio construction

Dreamscapes completely removed the original pavers and sod and then leveled the ground with a foundation layer.

Preparing for pavers

After removing the old patio and lawn, we first mapped out the locations of the new features.

completed raised patio, artificial turf

The finshed Terra Villa patio with fire pit and Easy Turn artificial lawn. This backyard will require very little maintenance.

raised paver patio and artificial turf

This raised paver patio and artificial turf are perfect for a busy lifestyle.




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