Case Studies

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  • Contemporary Landscape Design
    Contemporary Landscape Design
    The improved back patio design accomplishes everything on the wish list. The stone elements blend seamlessly with the existing home while provided a modern refresh of the back patio space. The surrounding landscape softens everything and creates an oasis amongst a busy suburban neighborhood. A sleek outdoor kitchen provides a convenient and stylish way to feed the family and guests.
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  • Contemporary Outdoor Living
    Contemporary Outdoor Living
    A new construction home with a unique drainage plan in the backyard provided quite the challenge when trying to create a worthy outdoor living space.
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  • Contemporary Patio Design
    Contemporary Patio Design
    The family wanted a sleek & modern outdoor space that allowed them to entertain and enjoy as the children entered teenage years and beyond.
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  • Organic Landscape Design
    Organic Landscape Design
    Reusing as much of the existing plant material, clay pavers, and flagstone walls helped maintain the character of this home.
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  • Organic Patio Design
    Organic Patio Design
    This historic home is nestled in a cozy suburban setting. Over time it had become overgrown and riddled with drainage issues causing the excitement of the home to be diminished.
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  • Traditional Front Entry
    Traditional Front Entry
    This home is nestled on a hillside overlooking a nearby lake and had a steep slope in front that provided a welcome challenge.
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  • Organic Pool Design
    Organic Pool Design
    While Bruss Landscaping is typically brought in at the beginning of a project, in this case an extensive and beautiful hardscape was already in place. We were given the delightful task of adding plantings to soften the hardscape and bring elements of the woodland setting into the outdoor living spaces.
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  • Modern Backyard Design
    Modern Backyard Design
    I met this client at a local newcomer’s club town meeting where I was asked to speak. They had recently moved into a newer house in Glen Ellyn. The current house fit their inside needs but not too many of their outside needs. The largest issue was no direct access from the house to the backyard. Not an ideal way of enjoying the beautiful wooded backyard.
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  • Modern Pool Design
    Modern Pool Design
    Bruss rejuvenated this young couple's back yard by redesigning it for maximum function and sophisticated visual interest.
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  • Contemporary Landscape Design
    Contemporary Landscape Design
    A contemporary-style, steel and wood pergola built over a gas fire pit provides a cozy family gathering place while echoing the modern design of the home’s interior.
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  • Modern Landscape Design
    Modern Landscape Design
    Bruss Landscaping designed and constructed this beautiful backyard retreat for a home in Wheaton, IL. This landscape design project included a large modern fire pit, updated patio hardscaping, and a convenient outdoor kitchen area. This backyard landscaping design is perfect for hosting friends and family for summer BBQs and fall bonfires.
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  • Organic Patio Design
    Organic Patio Design
    Bruss Landscaping combined modern hardscaping design and eye-catching elements into this Glen Ellyn landscape design project. With over 700 square feet, the homeowners maximized the usable area of their backyard. Featuring a large grassy play area, a large patio for entertaining, and an intimate upper patio for grilling and small gatherings. What was once too small and impractical is now a stunning space for every occasion!
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  • Traditional Landscape Design
    Traditional Landscape Design
    This Hinsdale, IL landscaping project was a new construction home built by one of the best home builders in the area. We worked for this client at their previous home and were asked to modify and expand the landscaping installed at their new home. We added walkways, trees for screening, low voltage lighting, and many other smaller plants. The result truly gave them the dream property they had always envisioned.
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  • Modern Patio Design
    Modern Patio Design
    A well-maintained backyard space wasn’t quite right for this Glen Ellyn resident. Bruss Landscaping created this beautiful backyard for this project. This landscape design included custom hardscaping for a backyard patio, lush green shrubbery, and gorgeous colorful flowers from our nursery. With plenty of attractive and usable space both on and off the patio, it’s time to entertain!
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