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A Secluded Resort

This sleek, simplistic, and streamlined backyard creation by Oasis Pools Ltd., in Burlington, Ont., was carefully designed to provide this Grimsby, Ont., homeowner an enjoyable, three-season entertaining area, complete with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, making it perfect for dinner parties and large gatherings.
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BACKYARD FURNITURE & DÉCOR

Using Light to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor lighting is a crucial yet often forgotten component to many beautiful alfresco living spaces. Luminosity tells the story after dark by providing a visual harmony between the home and landscape. Plus, current studies show outside leisure areas are used most often in the evening, thus proving a well-thought-out lighting plan can provide not only a magical world of drama and mystery, but also extend the use of your outdoor living area.
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BACKYARD FURNITURE & DÉCOR

Mike Holmes’ Advice on Backyard Decks and Fences

A fence or deck can be the focal point or finishing touch to your backyard. However, these projects can also lead to countless headaches and cost overruns if you choose the wrong person for the job. When dealing with such a big decision and important project, who better to...+ Read More
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A Beautiful Playground

This young family near Stouffville, Ont., weary of fighting weekend traffic, sold their cottage in Muskoka and created this backyard retreat to adorn their home and gently rolling 10-acre property.
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LANDSCAPING/WATERSCAPING

Beginner’s Guide to Landscaping Around the Pool

Once you have made the decision to add a pool or hot tub to your backyard, the next step is to complete the scene with a landscape that suits your needs and creates colour and interest, without requiring too much maintenance. After all, you want to have enough time...
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