Backyard Transformation: Stylish Outdoor Dining

Time and time again, we hear from our clients that the #1 attraction to their back yard is for barbequing and enjoying their meals. An outdoor dining area is a great way to maximize the amount of socializing space in their homes. As an extension of the house, it’s perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family during the warmer months of the year. Thus, we pay special attention to transform backyards or patios into a welcoming food preparation and dining spaces that are as beautiful as they are functional. Below you will find some amazing outdoor dining spaces made by Paul Lafrance and his team:

Outdoor Dining Project #1

Thirty years ago, the homeowners’ previous deck was strong and well-built, but time takes its toll and it needed to be replaced. We replaced it with a brand spanking new composite and cedar haven, perfect for a peaceful retirement.

Outdoor Dining Project #2

Starting from a damaged yard with the removal of an old deck and above ground pool half finished, we created a very special deck, used for the homeowners’ marriage celebration!

Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design

Outdoor Dining Project #3

We replaced this aging, unsafe deck with a sturdy poolside paradise with plenty of space for dining and relaxing.

Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design

Outdoor Dining Project #4

This dining area creates an open and breezy feel, perfect for meals in the summer evening.

Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design

Outdoor Dining Project #5

This outdoor dining area is sheltered by a bamboo pergola, matching the project’s bamboo privacy screens.

Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design

Outdoor Dining Project #6

A built-in dry bar for serving food separates the outdoor kitchen from the lounge area. To the right, a cozy screened-in gazebo for dining.

Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design
Backyard Transformation Stylish Outdoor Dining - Paul Lafrance Design

Are you ready to transform your backyard or patio into a stylish outdoor dining space?

Paul Lafrance is an expert custom designer and builder of decks, patios, pergolas, custom furniture and interior spaces in Toronto and surrounding area. There’s a handy form on the website to help you easily submit your photos and tell us about your outdoor dining project. Go to backyards page to learn more!

Fabulous Pool Deck ideas

With the warm days approaching, it is natural for you to wonder about ways to refresh. When it comes to refreshing summer fun, there is something that is an ultimate entertainment option and never gets old: a swimming pool. It gives you and your family something to do on those hot summer days, and it even adds value to your home. However, no swimming pool is complete without a deck.

While the water is the main focus, it’s the deck around it that rules how well the pool fits into the landscape, and how safe it is for swimmers. Installing a pool deck is a smart way to utilize the backyard space of your home and enhance your outdoor experience along with the pool time!

A fabulous pool deck should provide a secure walking area between pool ladders, water slides, as well as a place for lounging. If you are considering taking your backyard to the next level, below you will find some pool decks made by Paul Lafrance and his amazing team to get you inspired.

Outdoor spa

You can opt for a backyard that harnesses the nature. This deck with hot tub and pool has a natural appeal that transports you to a calming getaway every time you step outside.

Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design

An extension of the house

Who says that inside and outside spaces have to be kept separate? This pool deck serves as an extension of the house itself. Here’s the key: you can use the same material for both the cladding and decking so that the design harmoniously flows from one area to the next.

Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design

Elegant Simplicity

A linear pool is classic, elegant and timeless. The simplicity of the rectangle shape doesn’t limit your ability to customize and make it an incredible deck pool in your home to enjoy with your family.

Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design
Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance Design

Are you ready to start your Fabulous Pool Deck? So we are! We’ve got a handy form on our website to help you easily submit your photos and tell us about your project for next summer. Visit our backyards page and submit the info.

Stunning Hot Tub Deck Ideas

The backyard can be a perfect place to escape and relax during the summer. It can be an oasis to enjoy in the mornings or evenings after a long day of work. In order to achieve this at-home retreat, you can incorporate relaxing hot tubs into your backyard.

Hot tubs can be fabulous additions to your home, but it’s worth mentioning that optimizing your space is the key for maximum accessibility, usability and the best views. Depending on its size and capacity, some amazing deck designs can be built around a hot tub. When planning to incorporate it, consider how the structure, design, and accessibility will enhance the aesthetics and utility of your hot tub and deck. Besides that, hot tub deck integrations require knowledge about load weight, deck construction, landscaping, among others.

Fortunately, you can have the perfect spa in your home with the help of Paul Lafrance and his team. They can create an oasis that meets your dreams and needs! Check out some stunning hot tub deck projects made by Paul Lafrance Design & The Deck Store Team below:

The Heavy Metal Deck from “Decked Out”:

Heavy Metal Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance
Heavy Metal Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance

The Hot Tub Deck from “Decked Out”:

Hot Tub Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance
Hot Tub Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance

Roundabout Deck from “Decked Out”:

Roudabout Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance
Roudabout Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance

Round Square Deck from “Decked Out”:

Round Square Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance
Round Square Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance

Stone Deck from “Decked Out”:

Stone Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance
Stone Deck - Hot Tub Deck Ideas - Paul Lafrance

Are you ready to start your backyard oasis? So we are! We’ve got a handy form on our website to help you easily submit your photos and tell us about your fabulous backyard project.

Get your Hot Tub Deck ready for the Summer 2020 with Paul Lafrance and his team! Tell us about your project by visiting our backyards page and submitting the info.

Outdoor Living Space Ideas for the Summer 2020

We know that outdoor living and entertaining are important in modern life. A lot of people enjoy wildlife and to be surrounded by fresh air. For this reason, it’s a great idea to transform a bare backyard or sun-baked rooftop into a retreat where you and your guests will feel comfortable spending time and enjoying the nature. Transforming any space into a backyard oasis requires you to start designing it now, before the summer hits for you to enjoy!

If you are looking for outdoor living space ideas for the Summer 2020, here are some awesome design inspirations from works made by Paul Lafrance and his team that will spark your interest:

Outdoor televisions

How about sitting outside on a summer evening and feeling the breeze while you enjoy something on television? The Outdoor televisions provide a great way to relax while watching your favorite TV shows, movies or games. Adding a weather-proof outdoor TV lets you bring the feel of your indoor living room to your outdoor space! Check out the TV Deck from the “Decked Out”:

TV Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
TV Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
TV Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Outdoor fireplaces

The fireplace adds even more beauty and emotion to the space, and it is perfect for those summer nights outdoors. Check out the Fire Table Deck from “Decked out”:

Outdoor Fireplace - Fire Table Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Outdoor Fireplace - Fire Table Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Outdoor Fireplace - Fire Table Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Stones

It’s possible to incorporate stone into a modern outdoor living space! Let’s be honest: everyone likes the permanence of stone. Besides, it has an appeal which makes anything feel like it’s going to last for decades. It adds a good contrast to the composite which comprises most of the deck area. Check out the Stone Deck from “Decked Out”:

Stone Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Stone Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Stone Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Hot tub

The outdoor hot tub can be used by family and friends all year, which provides incredible utility for your investment. Check out the Hot Tub Deck from “Decked Out”:

Hot Tub Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Hot Tub Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Hot Tub Deck by Paul Lafrance - Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Are you ready to start your outdoor living space? So we are! We’ve got a handy form on our website to help you easily submit your photos and tell us about your backyard project.

Get your Outdoor Living Space ready for the Summer 2020 with Paul Lafrance and his team! Tell us about your project by visiting our backyards page.

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