Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
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Kikuchi & Associates Landscape Architecture

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shellysaltzman wrote:
How do I babyproof a condo set up for empty nesters. - We have beautiful, high gloss hardwood floors, white sofas, stone tables, etc. in our condo and my little 6-month old grand baby is ready to move in! Yikes!!!
   Comment   March 10, 2014
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Not sure how we could specifically answer your question. Best of luck!
March 12, 2014 at 6:27pm   
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carleeb12 wrote:
What did you use for the edging around your flower beds?
   Comment   September 7, 2013
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Most of the time we specify Trex, which is a composite deck material. It is a flexible, durable and long lasting material. It's cost can be double of conventional laminated wood headerboard, but we have found that the wood will eventually degrade and need replacement after some 10 years. On occassion we will specify metal headerboards which are also durable and flexible.
September 13, 2013 at 9:43am   
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myoung11 wrote:
Plants under the trees. - What's the name of under the trees.
   Comment   August 7, 2013
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I am not sure if I understand you question. If you are asking what is the pink flowering plant directly under the trees, they are Penstemon, an perenial flower. The trees are Japanese Maples or Acer Palmatums.
August 14, 2013 at 10:54am   
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shsalay wrote:
What kinds of flowers are in front of the retaining wall?
   Comment   June 10, 2013
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Terri Pickard
what is the main house color and what is the door color?
August 11, 2013 at 9:26pm   
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Sorry, we do not records of the colors.
August 14, 2013 at 11:12am   
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llhilly wrote:
What materials did you use in the hardscaping? - I love the materials you used in the walkway, planters/mailbox, and the path. Details please!
     Comment   March 9, 2013
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All the materials are Arizona Sandstone. The pavers are 1-1/2" thick set on a concrete base slab. The walls and mailbox are constructed out of cement block with a ledger style sandstone veneer. The pots are custom with a colored concrete additive to be complimentary with the adjacent materials.
March 9, 2013 at 6:10pm   
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llhilly
Thanks - that helps a lot. Custom pots - wow!
March 10, 2013 at 10:12am   
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Martha West wrote:
I need help for a front entry porch - I love this design, and I can incorporate a ramp for my husband.
   Comment   February 14, 2013
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Martha West
Beautiful, love the concept ! Thank you so much!
February 15, 2013 at 3:47pm   
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ddrusso
Can anyone provide the paint color of the exterior? thank you
April 14, 2013 at 7:58am   
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nursenat1978 wrote:
Love the paint colors! Names Please.
   Comment   November 2, 2012
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My apologies. The house was remodeled and painted as a separate project and we did not participate in the selection of paint colors.
November 2, 2012 at 2:49pm   
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tennisamazon
My house is very similar - our color is Storm Cloud by Sherwin Williams
October 17, 2013 at 9:18am   
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artbylin wrote:
What kind of tree is this?
   Comment   February 13, 2012
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The two trees are matching Japanese Maples, or by the botanical name "Acer palmatum"
February 13, 2012 at 3:59pm   
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robsemonsg wrote:
Can you tell us the distance from house to road - Just bought a house only 16 feet from sidewalk with zero curb appeal. This is just lovely.
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kaiulu wrote:
what kind of grass do you have?
   Comment   February 12, 2012

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Amy Renea added this to Not Your Average Ranch
Add architectural elements to the landscape. Accentuate plantings with large raised beds and a matching mailbox post. Notice how the three brick structures create a triangle and balance the pathway; all three elements working together to draw your eye to the front door.
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Marry the house to its landscape. The architects and designers we talked with are almost unanimous — landscaping is what makes the biggest difference in exterior appeal. Whether you're aiming for a quick freshening up or a complete front yard overhaul, take the time to come up with a basic plan for your landscape. Aim for a good balance of lawn and plants. "Avoid just putting sod down and calling it a day," says Kyle Sheffield of LDA Architecture & Interiors. "Create a transition from the house to the grade by using species that descend in height from the house. This will give the appearance that the house is married to the landscape rather than plopped on a lot."Look for the sight lines in your yard. Get a visual from the curb or drive by the space you want to update. "Identify the 'where,'" says Kim Thibodeau of Paradise Restored Landscaping. "The viewpoint that will pull you and your guest outside." If you don't have time or a budget to plant anything new, do a big cleanup. Detail trees and shrubs, and edge flower beds. Add topsoil and mulch to even out the grade, and weed and get rid of dead plantings.

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we need more Japanese maples
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the welcoming entryway
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Flowers in front of wall.
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plants in front of wall
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favorite entry way
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front yard boxes?
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Flowers
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Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)
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everything!
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uplight and solar small walkway lights
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to make the entrance a little prettier i like the greenery and garden
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Tall flowers in rear, alternating colors in front
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HH
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Pretty, clean, consistent, variation in plants and color. Realistic for our yard
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Trees flanking entrance and steps to entrance are staggered.
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Staggered Horizontal Steps
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trees in front
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Cute garden.
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planters with trees at entrance
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