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4 Essentials to Consider when Building Your Dream Deck

Turning an outdoor space into one that entices you and your guests as soon as the door opens is a renovation dream for most people. Building a good deck can enhance the beauty and function of your landscape, and blend … Continue reading

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Nice Patios of the World – Outdoor Patio in Salvador, Brazil

Brazil, country of the Samba, the Amazon and endless coast lines with sandy beaches and thousands of nice patios. To the centre of the east coast lies Salvador, one of Brazil’s large cities, with tons of colonial charme. It’s one … Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask Your Patio Installer

Time for a new deck or backyard patio? Since you are way to busy to DIY, you have done your research online and found a bunch of providers that could do the installation. But before hiring a contractor, you want … Continue reading

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6 Great Books for Patio Lovers

Fall is when many new books are published. So, now and into winter is a perfect time to get some great books about patio living, life on the deck or balcony, and other hot weather past-times. Get patio-related books now … Continue reading

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Feng Shui To Go

Recently I was in the neighborhood of an affluent friend of mine, and decided to drop in and say hello. I found him in his expansive backyard in the company of a tiny and ancient looking Asian man who was … Continue reading

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What’s fancy about this deck?

The photo is taken in one of Toronto’s exclusive West End neighbourhoods. The wood deck is made from mahogany planks that stretch the whole length of the patio. The face of the steps is also made of just one piece. … Continue reading

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Smoking hot – need shade?

I know this is not quite the season right now. Snowfall in some parts of the country and everywhere else: freezing! But these are some ideas for when the weather gets warmer again. Remember those smoking hot days last summer? … Continue reading

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Environmentally friendly deck cleaning

Decks and wood patios have to endure quite a bit of wear and tear, e.g. if you have trees around your house. In the city of Toronto e.g. we have raccoons that leave a present once in a while. Lots … Continue reading

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How to make a small patio space usable

I found a great little how-to article, if you feel like you don’t have enough space on your deck or patio. It includes great tips on arranging and decorating your outdoor space. It also talks about choosing the right patio … Continue reading

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