Your Greater Chicago area backyard is your refuge. You want a place that’s designed specifically for you and your needs. You want a place for you and your family to have dinners al fresco, play games on the patio, enjoy time reminiscing and making memories under the shade of trees and surrounded by greenery.

Getting the space of your dreams requires a lot of inward reflection and asking yourself some important questions about how you want to spend your time. Do you want a place to cook and eat outside? Are you looking for seclusion and privacy? Do you plan to entertain outdoors frequently? Will you need rain or sun protection overhead because you are spending a lot of time outside?

To get a backyard you love also takes working with a quality and dedicated landscape designer who prioritizes these questions and takes the time to learn your answers. But finding that perfect match can be challenging.

At KD Landscape, we know the importance of getting to know our clients and their needs in order to deliver an optimum landscape design.

So when we hire designers, we make sure to look for certain things so our clients can find the best landscape designer.

Our newest landscape designer is Kevin Barnes. Let’s get to know more about Kevin.

Our New Landscape Designer Has the Skills to Deliver Quality Designs

Kevin loves all things outdoors and plant-related, which is what drew her to the landscape industry.

kevin barnes on beach

After receiving a degree in horticulture, Kevin began designing outdoor living spaces and gardens all around the Chicagoland area.

Over the past 15 years, Kevin has won numerous local and national awards for her creative work. The 2018 cover of the Unilock product catalog even features one of her designs.

Communication Skills Are Important in Landscape Design

At KD Landscape, we look for strong customer service experience in our designers. They have to be able to communicate with our customers to ask lots of questions about their properties, priorities, and preferences. This helps them deliver customized, quality designs vs. using a cookie-cutter approach that doesn’t serve every client’s needs.

Kevin Barnes

The difference between a good design and a great design is one that truly meets the unique needs of the client, based on what they love to do and how they desire to spend their time.

Kevin understands this well. She lives in Forest Park, and is always planting and changing her landscape design at home to improve her patio and garden for relaxing and regrouping.

A Love For The Outdoors & Pets

A great landscape designer also loves the outdoors.

Outside of work, Kevin is always spending time outdoors. Family vacations are always geared toward outdoor activities, like snowboarding.

Kevin Barnes and partner

Grateful to live in Chicago, Kevin also enjoys good food. “I’m never willing to miss a good meal or an invite to happy hour,” she says.

And if the outdoors aren’t enough, Kevin and her husband have brought in enough indoor plants to have a collection. The number of plants she cares for indoors is in the hundreds.

Kevin Barnes Cat

A self-described “cat lady,” Kevin also collects cats along with plants – another thing she enjoys after long days at work.

Stop By KD Landscape and Meet Kevin Barnes

Your property is important to you. You want to add curb appeal, value, and also create a backyard you can really use, enjoy, and spend time in.

A great landscape designer can help create that kind of space for you.

Landscape design is a people business, so it’s really about you and what you want. That’s what makes an amazing landscape design. Your landscape designer must be able to sit down with you and hear your thoughts and ideas in order to deliver a plan that meets – and even exceeds – your needs.

Kevin is dedicated to doing just that for our Chicagoland customers. Her award-winning eye for layout, color, plant selection, organization, and communication is what makes her experience a great addition to the KD Landscape team.

You want to work with a company that takes you and your needs seriously, so you are confident in the end result. A detail-oriented company like KD Landscape that takes time to talk to you from the start will bring that same focus and attention to the entire project. In the end, you get the landscape you want.

Ready to see how KD Landscape can transform your Greater Chicago landscape into something beyond your expectations? We’d love to share our design and installation expertise with you and deliver a custom space that stands out. Get started today with a free consultation. Together, we can prepare a plan that works best for you.

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