On Guard: Expert Advice to Help Prevent Drownings

Summertime is the best time of year for most Canadians—splashing about in the family or neighbour’s pool is a quintessential activity during those hot and excitement-filled months. Whether for lazy lounging, cooling off, or hosting parties, backyard pools are...

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...

Personalize Your Deck for Exceptional Outdoor Living

Today, you can personalize nearly any product—from tennis shoes with custom patterns and colours to one-of-a-kind cases for your smartphone. Likewise, one of the things many of us treasure about our homes is the freedom to adapt them to...

Now Trending: Backyard Extras You Can’t Do Without

Every year, we like to start fresh and keep things new and exciting. Fashion and home décor reflect this desire for the latest trends and styles. Likewise for outdoor living. More than ever, there is a need for a...

Going Out in Style: Heidi Richter’s Backyard Beauty Tips

Heidi Richter didn’t go to design school to learn her craft, and that’s just fine by her. A self-taught designer, the HGTV Canada stylist was her family’s go-to girl whenever something needed to be put together at home. It...

Feel the Heat: The Benefits of Hot Tubs and Hydrotherapy

For thousands of years, people have been drawn to hot springs. The combination of relaxing heat, lighter-than-air buoyancy, and muscle stimulation creates an experience that relieves physical burdens, lifts the spirits, and brings people closer together. Whether you are...

Backyard Expectations

Installing a backyard pool gives you the freedom to vacation—every day—without the hassle of packing for a long commute. In fact, today’s backyards can be equipped with all the amenities you would find at any five-star resort, including pools,...