Susan and Bert bought the perfect new house to retire in, except their open backyard has a nice view and nothing else! Paul has carte blanche on this epic outdoor space, and builds a main deck with dining and cooking areas that’s connected by three bridges to an octagonal island lounging deck. Stainless steel privacy screens block out the neighbouring houses, and stone clad posts support stainless steel pergolas that complete the modern look of the deck. Susan and Bert can now enjoy their retirement in luxury.
Cass lives at and runs a gorgeous beach club with an in-ground pool surrounded by 11 family cottages, and dreams of having a large outdoor communal space where everyone can congregate. Paul has the perfect solution – and it’s big! He encompasses the pool with two lounges covered by twin pergolas with retractable awnings, a separate dining and outdoor kitchen zone, and a large sun lounging deck. Abundant fire features enable the party to continue well into the evenings, as do two large backlit see-through stone onyx panels. Glass panel railings allow the community to socialize and take in the stunning view of the lake all at the same time.
Selmin and Yasmin want to fill in their massive empty backyard with a deck big enough to accommodate their huge extended family. Their major request for Paul is to create enough privacy on a second story deck so the family can enjoy the outdoors without feeling like they’re on display. Paul dives into this one and builds an absolutely massive two-tiered deck. The first story level has three separate lounge zones that are completely sheltered from the rain and surrounded by retractable mesh screens to keep the bugs out. The second story level has decorative privacy screens and a curved translucent polycarbonate pergola that covers a dining zone and BBQ. This deck has a ton of style and privacy, and is truly one of a kind.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one likes maintaining a deck, and Cheryl and Andrew are proof of that! They want to replace their rotting cedar deck with a low maintenance version that has all the fixings. Paul’s got the perfect solution, a deck that’s surfaced completely in stone! This one’s got a ton of add-ons - a massive hot tub, a covered BBQ that’s connected to the house by a heated walkway, a fire table, a water feature and finally backlit translucent stone privacy screens! Not only will Cheryl and Andrew have practically no maintenance to do, they can also spend all of their free time relaxing on their luxurious new deck.
What do you do when you have a yard with a strange shape? If you’re Paul you take full advantage of it. In this episode Paul takes a pie shape yard and creates a triangle-shaped deck to compliment it. The deck has three areas that all encourage huge parties. There’s a built-in bbq area with an outdoor fridge, a large dining area and a gorgeous lounge with comfy furniture, beautiful steel cut privacy screens and lights to warm up cold nights. Homeowners John and Olga now have the backyard space they’ve always wanted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What do you do when you have a West Coast woman who misses home? You bring home to her backyard. In this incredible episode Paul builds a backyard deck that feels like a ski chalet in the mountains. This deck has everything including a circular pergola with a curved couch that surrounds a fire feature - perfect for cold nights sipping hot chocolate.
Paul and Ronit love their yard, but feel it is missing a deck. Their space has particular challenges including incorporating a beautifully landscaped pond and leaving enough green space for their playful pugs. They also want a deck that can be used for three seasons. Paul accepts the mission and builds three separate deck spaces including a breakfast bar with 700-pound glass top, a gorgeous metal fire feature, and a lounge area with hot tub that gives a perfect view of the pond.