Designing Outdoor Living Spaces

Because our weather is so wonderful in Greenville, SC. Elements House Plans offers a unique set of accessory buildings to compliment your outdoor living space, lifestyle and personality. From are first one on one, we will work with you to design your dream projects. Our areas of expertise include decks, piers, porches, gazebos, pergolas, gazebos, pool houses, Carolina rooms, and even playhouses and barns. Custom designs are our specialty!
Regardless of what outdoor area you seek to create, our design team will take the time to fully understand your needs. When it is all said and done, we find our success in knowing that you will be enjoying your outdoor living space for years (and generations) to come. We would love the opportunity to design the outdoor living space you have always dreamed of. Contact us today to find out how we can turn those dreams into a reality!

Outdoor Kitchens


Outdoor kitchens are becoming the new entertainment hub for your outdoors lifestyle. Elements house plans will design the outdoor kitchen you deserve. Whether it is small intimate family dinners, large gatherings and everything in between, your outdoor kitchen will be a favorite place for life-long memories.

Pergolas and Gazebos


A pergola or gazebo can serve as the key element in creating your outdoor living space design. They provide shade, style, beauty and functional space to entertain for years to come. From the smallest pergola to the grandest gazebo, we will design the perfect custom space to meet your specific requirements and taste.

Guest / Pool House


A Guest house designed by Elements House Plans can compliments both new and existing needs. Our designers will create an integrative design where form and function mingle, providing a beautiful visual space that meets the growing need.

Decks & Piers


A lake side pier designed by Elements House Plans creates that ambiance that finishes your home. Our designers will create an integrative design where form and function mingle, providing a beautiful visual space that bridges your lakeside pier with the rest of your outdoor living space.



A custom playhouse is the focal point of any child’s backyard. A country cottage, tree house, rustic cabin, or a medieval castle, no matter what their little imaginations dream up we will design and create the playhouse of your childhood dreams!

Custom Barn Plans


With South Carolina Horse Country outside our door steps including the Tryon International Equestrian Center. There is no doubt that there is a need for well design barns in the Upstate of South Carolina. Reach out to Elements and we will help create a barn that meets your livestock and horse needs.

What to expect and how to be prepared for your new outdoor project.


#1: First Consultation

• Consultation Meeting:  Usually done on site, it helps us get a better sense of space and brings your ideas together in a big picture. We will continue reviewing all the above information together to establish the general project scope. This meeting will be a basic verbal communication opportunity as well as a note-taking interview for us.

What we need from you before getting started.

Establish rough requirements: Outline your most important needs first. Create a collection of ideas by use of magazine clippings, photos, notes, personal rough sketches etc…If possible, bring in a site plan that establishes the location of existing elements within your property if a site visit is not required.

#2: Conceptual Design Meeting

• Conceptual Design Meeting: During this meeting, you will review what we have developed from the collaboration of the project scope and your ideas. This will also be the opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have. Please understand that our conceptual designs are not a single-shot effort (e.g., take it or leave it), rather it is a starting point. You can decide to continue with what we have presented, or we can continue discussing  additional ideas for a new, conceptual design. We will continue to work with you until you are completely comfortable and satisfied. Our conceptual designs will consist of applicable rough sketches of floor plans.

#3: The back and forth reviews and feedback

• Reviews and Commits: This next step is all about back and forth reviews. This occurs when both parties have agreed that the progress can proceed with more detail. This is done by email, unless you request otherwise. We do this for two reasons. One:  This reduces unnecessary delays in the design process AND reduces your tendency to worry about finding time for office meetings. Two: You are able to review at your own pace in the comfort of your own home so your thoughts remain clear, without interruption or pressure to make hasty decisions. Furthermore this process will be sent back and forth until you are ready to proceed to the next stage. As always, you will remain in control throughout this process. When you approve and are completely satisfied, we will proceed to the final set.

#4: The final stage before you start construction

During this phase, we will finalize all the technical requirements and documentation needed by the builder to begin the project. It is very important that you make the decision to continue to final set when you are completely ready and confident. Once completed we will provide you with both electronic and printed versions of the plan ready for distribution and construction.

#5: We Don’t Stop Here: Additional FREE Services


Digital design copy: an emailed copy of the final design plans for your personal records.

Plan drop-off and pickup:  We will help you coordinate with local builders and/or sub-contractors of your choice to pick up and drop off plans for bids. Again, we fully understand how valuable your time is, and this will eliminate the need for you to schedule time away from work or family.


Is your project in the upstate of South Carolina? If so Elements Design Build our contracting company would be happy to help you with your outdoor living project. Reach out to the at www.elementshomebuilder.com

Continued support:  we will be here for you throughout the entire construction process, eager to answer any questions anyone has during the entire construction phase. We want to ensure that your addition/remodel successfully comes to fruition. Be sure to let us know any way we can be of assistance!