Tamara and Steve have big dreams for their shaded backyard, they want a modern style deck that can accommodate dinner parties for up to thirty people! Paul is up for the challenge and builds a multi-level modern masterpiece, complete with a large dining and bar area, two shady lounge zones and a second story BBQ walkout. Twin fire tables and a built-in lighting and sound system mean Tamara and Steve can entertain outdoors almost the entire year round.
As busy parents always running two active kids to and from soccer games and tournaments, Lionel and Sonia want a true backyard oasis for the adults to enjoy. Going all in, they enlist Paul to completely remake their entire backyard! The makeover includes a unique circular island deck that is surrounded by waterfalls and a moat, and a complete outdoor kitchen and dining zone. With a pergola topped by shade sails and backed by decorative privacy screens, this deck provides Lionel and Sonia a true exotic escape from their suburban setting.
With an awesome backyard swimming pool, Anita and Ken decide to finally upgrade the tired concrete patio that surrounds it. Paul dives headfirst into this deck build and creates two connected areas, an upper lounge zone with a fire table and a trio of waterfalls that cascade into the pool, and a lower dining zone complete with a harvest table and outdoor kitchen. Anita and Ken can finally escape the sweltering summer sun under the shade slats and retractable awning of their awesome new poolside retreat.
After ten years of living with an empty backyard, Kenneth and Tutran realize it's time to turn their backyard patch of grass into a family escape. With two young children, they want their deck to be multi-faceted, enough space for the adults to entertain, but also with a shaded place to relax as they watch the kids play. Paul comes up with a three-deck layout that includes a dining zone with a covered BBQ, a central lounge deck with curved cedar beams and a retractable awning, and a secondary lounge area to soak up the sun. There is plenty of room on this innovative deck for Kenneth and Tutran's young family to grow into.
Silvina and Andrew are a tonne of fun. This couple loves to be different and different is what they're going to get. When you ask Paul to build you a space that feels like you're in the Caribbean...he's going to take that to heart. In this episode Paul and the gang take a boring townhouse backyard and turn it into a resort. Docks inspire the deck spaces: there's a tiki bar, a lounge area with a thatched cabana roof, turned cedar piers and bamboo...everywhere. Paul took a big chance on this one. And the results are simply amazing.
Sam and Irene have a small backyard but big ideas. This couple loves to entertain and frequently throw large dinner parties. They have two young boys but with a park nearby they want their deck to be all about entertaining. Paul and the team build an elegant deck, featuring a large dining area as the central focus with a huge gorgeous decorative pergola overhead and a built-in bench along one side. Exotic hardwood gives the deck space a sophisticated feel. And the kids even get their own table too. Bon appetit!
A young urban couple with two young daughters, Ileana and Lawrence want both beauty and function in their backyard. Paul designs a modern deck with a perfect blend of the two. A massive BBQ nestled in a marble countertop sits on the upper level beside a dining zone, and curved stairs lead down to the yard and children's play structure. The lower lounge zone is surfaced in an elegant stone, and is joined to the upper level by a see-through outdoor fireplace. Ileana and Lawrence can enjoy their new urban escape relaxing under towering stainless steel beams and hidden by cedar privacy screens.
Darren and Delaine desperately want their backyard to accommodate their four children and large extended family, but realize their scattered collection of lawn furniture is not cutting it. Faced with a rare pie shaped lot, Paul goes all out with a creative semicircle design that includes chunky cedar beams and overhead awnings that enhance the deck's outdoor amphitheater feel. There's a comfy lounge zone, a built-in BBQ with a stone-clad base, and a central waterfall and sun lounging zone. Darren and Delaine can finally entertain their relatives in style!
In this episode Paul gets to design a deck for Boris, an executive chef and his wife Keren. And what's the main feature? A gorgeous stainless steel kitchen with custom stainless steel pergola posts overhead. But that's not the main feature for everyone. There's also a lounge with a huge hanging fireplace and comfy cushions. Oh, and of course the putting green, which is a particular landscaping triumph. Paul and the crew fight through bad weather, heat and crazy ideas. Order up!
Can you build an escape in your backyard that feels like one of your favorite travel spots? Absolutely. In this episode Paul and the crew take on one of their biggest challenges ever and completely transform a backyard to feel like a travel destination with an Asian flare. This yard has it all: fire features, waterfalls, and a grilling area that would make any man's heart sing. This deck takes staycation to a whole new level.
Tom and Katrina decided that instead of a cottage they want a deck that feels like a cottage getaway. Tom also has one special request - he wants an outdoor lounge with a TV. In this episode Paul and the crew exceed all expectations by building a gorgeous deck complete with stone clad walls and posts, cedar beams, a cedar roof and an outdoor kitchen complete with a quartz countertop. This spectacular three-season space is an all round stunner.
This episode proves that just because you have a small space doesn't mean you can't try big ideas. Shelley and Michael want a place to relax and they've given Paul complete creative control of how to get there. Paul transforms a narrow strip of yard into a grown-up lounge filled with comfy furniture, marble-clad posts, a grilling station with a stand-up bar area and LED lights embedded into the deck that change colour. Did we mention there's a remote control for the lights? This is one lounge Michael and Shelley will never want to leave.
Karen and Rob have very busy lives. And a yard they don't like. They love their home and want a space outside where they can unwind. Paul wants to give this busy family a place to relax where time stands still. Paul transforms an awkward space into a place this family won't want to leave. There's a hammock, a dining area, a built-in bbq, a breakfast bar and a fireplace zone with a glass-illuminated clock where the hands don't move. Leave it to Paul to find a way to make time stand still. This family is going from having a space they don't use to a space they'll always want to be in.
Diane and Russ aren't your typical couple and they aren't looking for your typical deck. Diane is an artist and musician and wants a deck that reflects her creative personality. The couple also wants a space that reflects their gorgeous backyard that actually has a stream running through it. And at one point the stream has Paul running towards it. Paul decides to build the deck in the shape of a guitar, with a hot tub area that has an interactive metal sculpture above that you can actually turn, and a fire feature.
Conrad and Cristina have a unique challenge with their backyard. They need a yard to accommodate their family of nine. That's right - this busy couple has seven children. They need their deck and yard to be a play space for the kids, a low-maintenance space for the parents, and a great hangout and eating area for their family as it grows up. Paul and the gang fight through snow, rain and cold in an effort to create exactly the deck this incredible family needs. With a dining area, built-in benches, a play structure and a bbq zone, this deck has it all. Their deck incorporates everything they want and it gives this family a unique space that will grow with them.
Judy and Mick have lived in their home for over 40 years. They have a beautiful backyard and a deck that has seen better days. Now that they have five grandchildren who spend the summers at their home, they want to re-vamp their space into something that the whole family can enjoy. Paul decides to start from scratch and replace their old deck with a three-level space that has a bbq area, a sit-down bar, a dining space, a huge lounge with a sectional sofa, a fire table and a gorgeous cedar pergola overhead. After 40 years Judy and Mick will have the family space they've always dreamed of.
Anne and Dave love their home, but they're ready for a new deck. The deck has some sentimental value because Dave built it 20 years ago with Anne's father. Paul decides to try and keep some of Dave's original structure but gives the deck a facelift - plus a few extra touches. In this episode we see a deck completely transformed into an entertainer's dream. There's a bbq area with built-in counters, a lounge zone that looks out over the pool and a spectacular circular enclosed dining area with stone clad walls and a cedar roof. Dave and Anne get to keep a piece of the past while having a completely new space for their family's future.
Geeta and Taran want something a little different. This couple wants to take their boring backyard and make feel as if they're back home in Trinidad. Taran also wants a bbq space where he can cook large family meals. Paul can't wait. This backyard is transformed into a space that begs you to relax. There's a hammock space with white river rocks beneath and a gorgeous cedar pergola above, a bbq zone, dining area and a stone lounge with a fireplace. This yard went from a place Geeta and Taran didn't want to spend time in to a place they won't want to leave.
Rob teams up with a local pool builder to tackle the impossible: building 3 pools in 30 days. While Rob is off building two custom pools for some handicapped friends, his ninjas dig out a custom pool with an infinity edge for the mansion.
Rob can take advantage of the ocean view at his Florida mansion and begins the process to create his own outdoor oasis. He installs a little something for everyone, a relaxing hammock to kick back in, a pirate ship water park for the kids to roam, and a brand new dock for the captain of the house.
Rob wants to make this house unique, so he looks straight to the ocean to find it: jellyfish. The pressure of making this great room truly magnificent turns out to be trickier than anticipated, from a faulty fireplace installation to a broken aquarium, Rob and his ninjas feel the sting of this massive renovation.
Rob and his crew are renovating a multi-million dollar home on the water, and it's time to tackle the dining room. A hand-painted mural of the Italian countryside, a hidden wine cellar and lavish copper tiles set the stage for an opulent room fit for a castle.
Danielle's next job has her tackling a home with some questionable design decisions. It has a master bedroom that is furnished with oversize bedroom pieces, a walk in closet that is busting at the seams and a master bath that is both cluttered and grimy. But grime and a monster bed is only half the battle! Steve the homeowner, is part of the problem. He loves his monster bed and he's insisting that it has to stay. On top of that, Danielle also has to deal with a mould issue that shuts down the renovation.