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Cathie in Oshawa
Cathie in Oshawa
1 review Oshawa, ON
10/10

Backyard transformation!

We’d like to share our positive comments about Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces. We were looking to have our backyard renovated but we really weren’t sure exactly what we were looking for. We knew we wanted it to include some landscaping, a pool and a hot tub but we needed assistance putting it all together. The majority of companies we looked at only specialized in one small portion of the backyard. We wanted someone who could envision and plan the entire backyard in all aspects. We were so lucky to have found Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces. Keith put it all together for us and gave us a vision of how it could look. He is talented, professional, artistic and a really nice guy!! They start the transformation of our backyard in a couple of weeks and we can’t wait to see it. We can’t recommend Keith and his company Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces highly enough.

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Thank you very much Cathie - its always a pleasure working with clients who are fun to work with as well as have great taste - We are planning on YouTube 'ing' your project as there are so many interesting details involved from the modern Breezeway Hot tub entranceway to the Modern Maibec siding Cabana - the stone countertop outdoor kitchen - and of course the Blue Hawaiian Seacove Pool !

MEsprit
MEsprit
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Pool installation landscaping

We were very pleased with the exceptional work that Keith and his crew provided, from design concept to final execution. They were very professional, courteous, client focussed, regarded our needs and budget. Overall highly recommended.

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Thank you so much Maria and Stephen - we really appreciated working with you both ! We also really appreciated your wonderful hospitality as well :) See you in the spring to carry on with the planting work .

Oona
Oona
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Pool Installation and Landscaping

We highly recommend Land Effects!!!! Keith and his team at Land Effects made our dream a reality. The wonderful thing of having Land Effects install the pool and all the hardscaping around it is that Keith the owner is really creative and is there on site the whole process. Our backyard was an overgrown patch that Land Effects turned into an oasis. The whole process started with Keith sitting down with us and getting our input. He created a pool house exactly like a picture we showed him! He recommended products to choose from and his
attention to detail puts you at ease. Keith's team are highly skilled and work together well. Everyone is really pleasant and the worksite was always tidy at the end of each day. The craftsmanship is
outstanding and Keith's thoughtful design turned
our backyard into a place we want to be and use
every minute of the day! We are looking forward to
having Land Effects back to landscape our front
yard!

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You were great clients to work with and for ! Thank you Oona and Gerard ! we look forward to developing the front yard plan for you . Keith Evans

Jen Holland in Toronto
Jen Holland in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard renovation with pool and spa

Land Effects, the company, the people and the quality of work are truly amazing!
We had a backyard renovation including a pool and hot tub installation and couldn't be happier with the end result. From the initial consulation through to the last day of the project, Keith was extremely responsive and proactive to the point that sometimes I think he knew what we wanted before we did. His great ideas and creativity left us feeling confident that we were in good hands.

We definitely appreciated the constant contact and updates, the timely arrival of the crew daily, the attempt to keep a construction site tidy and wow, the machinery was really impressive.
We also appreciated Keith's attention to detail. With his design background, we were confident that the job was being done "the right way" without cutting corners or using sub-par materials.

Living in the city, our pool had to be lifted by crane up and over the house, which literally stopped traffic and created quite a spectacle. Keith handled the various trades people with ease and must have made a deal with Mother Nature, because after several rain delays, the weather also cooperated that day.

Given our initial research, we know that there are "cheaper" ways to install a pool, however with Land Effects, you get what you pay for-incredible craftsmanship, creative and accurate design, professional staff and a contractor who doesn't leave until the client is happy and this client is thrilled!

I highly recommend Land Effects and hope to have an opportunity to use them again.

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Thank you so much Jen - it was an absolute pleasure working with you both ! Really appreciate your kind words. We look forward to getting involved in your next project ! Keith

Gloria Bogue
Gloria Bogue
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard retreat (swim/spa included)

We saw their ad in our Church Bulletin as we were thinking of replacing our 10 year old above ground pool with a Fibre glass in ground.

Keith met with us and showed us several photos/ videos of his previous projects.

We were quite impressed!

He then suggested a more cost efficient option to install a "swim spa" which would also allow for portability, if we were ever to move.

We approved a go ahead to commence drawing up design plans. I was quite skeptical about the "design" process but found it to be invaluable!!

It allows for preconsultation and provides for a very clear picture of the final Built form.

It also leaves room for possible alternative options/ facilities.

When the construction equipment showed up we were "blown away"! From the back-hoes to the diesel powered "Cement loader", we could see that we were getting the "Cadillac" of construction.

In summary, we were very pleased with the final product and Keith's attention to detail esp. any possible "additional" fees (change orders) were documented immediately!

A shout out to his crew - Michael, Christopher, Roman and Bob who work so diligently, rain or shine to get the project completed on time and to a very professional standard.

We can without hesitation, proved our recommendation to Land Effects Outdoor Living!

Our Retreat looks beautiful and will provide years of pleasure for our family!

Colin & Gloria

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Thank you so much Gloria for being such great clients - Both you and Colin gave me great latitude in design that really makes all of the difference if the final outcome - I'm thrilled with the way it turned out for you both. Thank you also for the BBQ lunch that you put on for us at the end - the crew and I really appreciated it ! Kind Regards, Keith

jackie_wong
jackie_wong
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Complete Backyard Renovation Including Pool, Deck and Shed

We had Land Effects do a complete renovation on a 30+ years old pool and deck. The project included the reconstruction of a multilevel deck (which cantilevers over a ravine) in stone and composite decking, relocation of the pool equipment and construction of a shed for the equipment plus storage, design and construction of a pool water feature and placement and installation of exterior lighting and drainage systems. Keith also recommended the additional tradesmen that were required (pool service, pool marbelite, electrician and gas) and coordinated them throughout the construction period.

We had a very general idea of what we wanted. Keith understood us exactly, told us the best ways to get them done plus recommended a number of creative design ideas that were excellent and that we incorporated. He discussed with us our options for design and material and made knowledgeable and well thought out recommendations.

From beginning to end Keith kept us constantly informed of the progress as well as the cost. He copied us on all expenses and gave us weekly updates of the ongoing budget.

I can't say enough about the quality of the work. It is outstanding. Bob, Roman, Chris, Mike and the others were detailed, careful and highly professional. Any changes due to unforeseen problems were well thought out and thoroughly discussed with us. Their attention to detail was exceptional, We were completely comfortable through out the construction that it would be done right and that no shortcuts would be taken. As well, all the subcontractors that Keith recommended were excellent and dependable.

This was a major renovation for us. It took over 9 weeks during one of Toronto's hottest summers to complete. The guys worked full out till the job was done and Keith was present throughout.

I would not hesitate to recommend Keith and Land Effects for any job and would gladly hire them again for future work. They were a pleasure to work with.

Thanks guys! The backyard is spectacular.

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It was one of our top jobs of 2016 and I thank you Jackie and Jay for being such exceptionally great clients ! You too were a pleasure to work with . We are even entering your project into the Canadian Pool and Hot Tub council awards program this year. Our pleasure and thanks again. We look forward to coming back next year to work on updating the Front as well ! Keith Evans

DW
DW
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard renovation

Keith and his staff were a pleasure to work with. This project had a few delays (permits etc) beyond thier control but Keith and his staff were always very accommodating. We were very happy with his design as well as the quality and workmanship that his staff exhibited on a daily basis. We would definitely recommend Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces for any outdoor renovation you may have and again would like to thank Keith and his staff for a wonderful design and renovation project. Our backyard has been turned into an outdoor Oasis with a very Zen feel to it.

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Thanks very much Dale - the whole project developed into a very modern yet warm and inviting space that we were thrilled to be a part of !

Suzanne & Brad in the Annex
Suzanne & Brad in the Annex
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard stonework, partial deck re-build, landscape lighting

We had a wonderful experience with Land Effects. Keith provided excellent service and advice and the quality of his team's work was exceptional. The attention to detail produced excellent results.

The work done in our yard by a previous landscaping firm was incredibly disappointing and we were left with a half finished project and a fear of hiring a new contractor. Although we have to live with the results of that earlier work, Keith's design advice and the new elements he introduced into our yard created such a dramatic transformation that the other elements have faded into the background. Our yard is long and narrow and his creative ideas produced a space with multiple "rooms" and levels that have different functions. It no longer feels like a bowling alley, but an oasis that we use every corner of.

Our yard is probably the most complimented feature of our home, and we feel fortunate to have found a landscape designer we could trust, would use again and would recommend without hesitation.

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What a nice surprise to read your review this morning Brad and Suzanne - I'm so pleased that you wrote in. The challenge of working around major features such as the central pergola that was already there is what continually helps me grow as a designer - I appreciate your taking the time to write the review ! Sincerely, Keith Evans

Perry Orestes from Toronto
Perry Orestes from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard

We hired Land Effects to complete our backyard renovation. Overall we were very pleased with the project, which we could sum up in one word “transformative”. We had previously built out a stone patio and a water feature and Keith was able to develop a cohesive plan which integrated these features and made the remainder of the back yard usable. Although we approached Keith late in the winter, he was able to accommodate us in his schedule. Keith was very much present throughout the process, and was very responsive to messages. While there were some budgetary issues, we were able to work out acceptable alternatives. The quality of the work was excellent and our backyard is the envy of all who see it.

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Thank you very much Perry - it was a pleasure for me to design this project let alone guide its construction progress through the various stages of development. My personal favorites are the modern Cabana that you gave me creative license on as well as the dynamic pergola that looks amazing at night !
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To see pictures of the finished project see our HomeStars Gallery "Pergola, Outdoor Bar, Cabana, & more…

Nikita  from Toronto
Nikita from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Retreat

My family and I would like to thank Keith and his team for helping us build our backyard "Cottage in the City". Our goal was to build a backyard where we could escape and entertain without having to spend hours of travel time. This was a large scale project that had many permitting and zoning requirements and included significant excavation. The end result of Keith's work is spectacular. We added a pool, hot tub, pergola covered seating area, new perimeter fence, feature trees and lighting, along with a feature wall with a built-in TV. Keith was very professional and totally hands on during the entire project. There was a great respect and sense of teamwork between contractor and client. We continuously bounced ideas of each other looking for the right outcome and effect. Keith is extremely creative and is able to visualize designs and incorporate them effectively into the project. There were also no surprises with respect to costs and budget. The project budget was decided upon at the outset and any additional costs were identified and discussed upfront. As for his team, they are extremely professional and highly skilled craftsmen. Their stonework and woodwork was outstanding. They were also very hardworking and respectful of my family and my neighbours. This was a large scale job and they ensured that the job site was cleaned-up and well secured each night before they left. The project overall was well planned out and was completed in a reasonable timeframe. My family and I are thrilled with the job Keith and his team has done with our backyard and would happily refer him to others. It's great to see a contractor taking on such pride in his work, watching a project come together. I look forward to working with Keith and his team again to re-design our front yard.

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It will be our pleasure working with you again on the front Nikita and Joanna ! Thank you for giving me the creative licence on your project - we are all very proud of the outcome and have it showing on our website and on our latest Banner which will be showing at the Markham Home Show this weekend ! Keith

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More about Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd.

We specialize in transforming your outdoor space into your own private paradise with complete pool-setting and landscaping design and installation.
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Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd. is an award-winning Landscape Design and Construction company owned by Keith Evans—Ryerson Landscape Architecture 1985. We design original and innovative landscape and pool-setting solutions that will enrich your lifestyle and enhance your property's aesthetics and value.

Whether you want to entertain, relax by the pool, or just hide away from the world, we transform your ideas into a balanced and flowing design—ultimately creating a custom private oasis for you and your family.

We draw on twenty-six years of experience working in the Toronto area and use an intuitive and creative approach to bring together your vision. Our commitment is to stop at nothing short of making your outdoor space perfect for you.

Land Effects designs and builds exciting and dynamic full-scale residential projects starting from $50,000. Our technical skills are borne out in the finished projects we deliver. But, it's our communication skills that make the real difference. Carefully listening to our customer ensures that our design will align your your needs and your budget with the appropriate materials and solution that ideally fit your space, your home's architecture, and your vision.

We give you what you knew you wanted but did not know how to manifest.

Our products and services include:
- creative pool-setting and landscape design
- Viking fiberglass swimming pools: a range of pool shapes and sizes
- Hydropool swim spas and hot tubs
- brick and flagstone paving
- decks and fences
- outdoor lighting
- complete pool-setting landscaping
- property maintenance services

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers and Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs
PRODUCTS
Viking and Composite Fibreglass swimming pools, Hydropool Swim Spas and Hot Tubs, Permacon and Unilock products, Erthcoverings stone veneer, Hadco and Vista lighting products, Armourstone, quality wood products, natural stone products.
SERVICES
Professional and innovative pool-setting and landscape design and installation
BRANDS
Viking and Composite Fibreglass Pools, Hydropool Swim Spas and Hot Tubs, Permacon , Unilock, Hadco and Vista outdoor lighting, Erthcoverings Stone Veneers,
STYLES
We work with your home's architectural cues as well as the homeowner's taste and style. We pride ourselves on offering everything from current, cutting-edge contemporary design to timeless classical and historical styles.
SPECIALITIES
Complete backyard transformation
WEBSITE
https://www.landeffects.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1987
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
8
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque or Internet Payment
LICENSES
Members of Landscape Ontario since 1988 - Authorized Viking Pool Dealer
MEMBERSHIPS
Professional member of Landscape Ontario
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Our employees are covered by the Workplace safety and insurance board ( WSIB )
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$ 20,000.00
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
We are pleased to offer a full 5 years warranty on all of our construction services.
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