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Every year at this time I get a chance to slip away down south for a little rest and relaxation. Each trip I try to learn something new from the landscape designers and gardeners so I can bring it home to Canada and share with all of you.
This year, I really noticed the impact that outdoor lighting had on transforming the trees, paths and overall outdoor spaces.
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Sarah Gun, Shai Deluca-Tamasi, and Carson Arthur talk about how they draw design inspiration from their home towns in countryside Nova Scotia and rural Northern Ontario.
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Easy, outdoor living.
Spending money on the front and backyard pays huge rewards. It delivers great return on investment and the lifestyle perks are obvious – who doesn’t want a dream backyard to relax in? To spot the best products in outdoor living, I spend a lot of time at tradeshows, design meetings, and in colour consultations with trendsetting companies across the country. I’ve really been able to get ‘hands on’ with a lot of great products that I think will be huge hits for this year’s patio season. Here are my winners for this year’s summer season.
This past weekend I was once again honoured to be a judge for Canada Blooms, our country’s largest gardening event, held in Toronto. This year’s theme was Canada 150 and the gardens were designed to reflect a definition of the Canadian backyard.
While the designs might not have reflected Canada as a whole, there are definitely some commonalities in the gardens that I think work for every Canadian backyard.
Moving water resonates in any well-designed backyard and it was apparent from the designs that having some form of fountain, waterfall or bubbling stream is a trend.
A good deck can increase a home’s perceived value by up to 10 per cent by increasing the available living space according to several sources including the Gallop Organization. If you can rely on a 10 per cent increase to your home’s value by adding a deck, you now know exactly how much you can spend when creating useable space in your backyard.