Decked Out

Paul Lafrance takes his deck building to a whole new “level” in his “ground-breaking” series Decked Out

Airing on HGTV since 2012, Decked Out is an outdoor construction reality TV show that follows the journey of Paul Lafrance and his crew as they take on innovative deck and backyard makeover projects. 

Owing to Paul’s exceptional creativity, the complex nature of the projects are often quite challenging. One can assume this potentially leading to tense and stressful situations. However, Paul insists that no one takes themselves too seriously and that everyone has fun (as a bunch of “goofballs!”).

Paul’s energy, edginess, humour and charisma are on full display, making Decked Out a must-watch for any backyard and deck design lover. 

Check out Paul and his crew on location in action! 

Did you know that Paul has recently launched a new TV series called Backyard Revolution? You can check it out here.

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. Tell us your backyard story or request a quote today!

A revolution in reality TV: Backyard Revolution

Best known for his hit HGTV Canada shows like Decked Out and Disaster Decks, Paul Lafrance has now embarked on a new adventure! This time, you will see what really goes on behind the scenes on one of his most challenging projects yet! Paul invites you to follow his new series called Backyard Revolution.

The first season of Backyard Revolution follows Paul Lafrance through the process of an iconic build for his clients, Sunjay Gandhi and Reshma Bhargava, in a way never before seen in lifestyle television. According to Lafrance, it is the most ambitious project he has taken on. In his words, “it is authentic, it breaks the fourth wall and it’s funny as hell.”

A Revolution in Reality TV: Backyard Revolution - Paul Lafrance Blog

This epic project includes a multi-level, curved composite deck, a curved outdoor kitchen, a putting green, a pond with waterfalls, and a revolutionary four-season room that boasts a state-of-the-art golf simulator. During this season, people will see the ups and downs of the job, as well as struggles on and off camera for Paul, the crew, and even the homeowners. “Designers and builders don’t normally like to broadcast their mistakes”, says Lafrance. “For me, that’s what people want to see: The nitty-gritty stuff that contractors, professionals, and homeowners go through; the arguments, miscalculations, and delays that often get glossed over in the reality tv world”, he says.

Watch the trailer:

Watch the first episode “All the world’s a stage” from Backyard Revolution online now!

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!

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