CREATIVEscapes outdoor living design

Outdoor Living Design

Designing memories for friends and family through Outdoor Living!

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Experienced & Creative Outdoor Living Designs

We specialize in helping clients increase the value and beauty of their homes by creating elegant outdoor living spaces. This is done by developing a design that combines hardscapes, outdoor kitchens, fire and water features, and pools. Let CREATIVEscapes help your staycation come true. We offer full 3D renderings and videos. This is a great investment for any back or front yard renovation. We can create day and night time versions to get a sense of lighting. We can also project accurate shadows so you know where to place shade structures…


We provide a wide array of design-focused project planning services. Our core services are geared towards producing outdoor living concepts with custom swimming pools. Our design firm provides the following services:

  • Pool design consultation for residential & commercial clientele
  • Complete drafting and CAD drawings as well as 3D renderings.
  • Expert project planning of your pool project.
  • Production of builder-ready pool plans.
  • On-site and off-site support & consultation.
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Recently Featured in Pool Magazine

We’re proud to say that one of our designs was recently recognized by the pool industry’s leading magazine Pool Magazine. See our work featured in the Spring issue featuring a guitar pool design that we created for one of our customers. Truly a unique pool and a project we’re thrilled to be a part of.


As Seen in Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living

Always striving to set the bar for design and innovation; we’re pleased to showcase our work in Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living. Find us on pages 95 & 96 of the Spring / Summer 2023 issue. Truly honored to appear in their prestigious publication.



Proud To Be Listed in Architectural Digests Pro Directory!

CreativEscapes Design was recently added to Architectural Digest’s prestigious PRO Directory as a 2023 Featured Designer. We’re incredibly pleased to appear as one of the preferred design consultants they recommend.


As Seen in Architectural Digest

Chris Johannsen, owner of nearby landscape firm CreativEscapes, worked with long-time collaborator JDO Pools & Spas on a playful outdoor living space—complete with pool, hardscape, grotto, hot tub, rock wall, lighting, and plant beds—that elicits staycation vibes.

Chris Johannsen

Schedule a Design Consultation

Looking for a professional landscape design or pool design? CREATIVEscapes wants to help you design your ideal outdoor living environment! Schedule a consultation with designer, Chris Johannsen today.



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