20 Small-Space Balconies & Patios To Covet
Even petite alfresco spots can become mini outdoor retreats!
10 Outdoor Kitchens To Elevate Summer Entertaining
Take outdoor entertaining to a whole new level by bringing the entire cooking experience outside. From wood-burning pizza ovens to herb gardens and more, set your sights on these gorgeous outdoor kitchens, and get inspired to design something similar for your own backyard.
Evening Patio Style Tips
A mix of lighting sets the perfect mood for a summertime soirée.
This Houseboat Takes Nautical Style To New Heights!
A 62-foot-long fishing trawler becomes a family’s seafaring social hub on Lake Ontario. A waterborne design statement, it’s the perfect place for owners Cathy Angelopoulos, her husband, Louis, and son, Stavros, to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set on Toronto’s financial district. See how second-generation boatbuilder Mark Bruckmann, graduate architect Valerie Farrell and designer Andrew…
Decorating & Design
10 Easy Ways To Update Your Outdoor Space In A Weekend
Gardens, balconies, decks… whatever your outdoor space, you want to make the most of it during the summer. Here are some quick ideas to amp up outdoor rooms’ natural allure and make them feel even fresher — without stealing too much time away from your well earned R&R.
Get Patio Makeover Inspiration From Stylist Emily Henderson
See how Emily transformed her patio from top-to-bottom with a stylist's eye.
See How A Shipping Container Solves A Family’s Need For More Space
Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt of HGTV's Backyard Builds create a dream space for a young family.
Shop Like An Editor: 10 Outdoor Rugs To Complete Your Summer Patio
Senior editor Sally Armstrong shares her favorite outdoor rugs this season. An outdoor rug can really bring a patio look home. Rugs help define a seating or dining area — especially in an open-concept outdoor space, where creating zones is essential. These days, there are great options for outdoor rugs that rival the look of indoor…
Turn Your Backyard Into A Resort-Inspired Retreat
See how faux boxwood privacy screens, a beautiful outdoor rug and a spacious sectional come together to transform an empty deck into a vacation-like retreat.
No Pool? Cool Down With 14 Backyard Water Feature Ideas
A water feature is a refreshing addition to any outdoor space, whether it’s deep enough for a dip or not. If a pool isn’t in the picture, there are plenty of other ways to make a splash in your backyard. From traditional waterfalls to serene ponds and vintage fountains, find 14 stunning ideas below.
This Just In: Fresh Outdoor Style
See Scandinavian-style lounge sets and contemporary outdoor dining tables. Plus, discover fun, whimsical pool accessories. Then, enter to win a gift card!
One Patio, Two Stylish Looks
Make the most of summer by turning your backyard into an on-trend outdoor living room.
5 Honey Bee–Friendly Plants To Grow In Your Garden This Year
Bring colour to your garden all summer long! In honour of National Planting Week (June 5 to 12), Bees Matter is giving away free seed packets that include five vibrant flowers which support honey bees and look great. Blazing Star For a sophisticated English country garden feel,…
Create The Ultimate Outdoor Dining Room!
Bring the vibe of a stylish restaurant patio to your own backyard. Then, enter for your chance to win $10,000 worth of ARD Outdoor furniture!
Decorating & Design
Shop Like An Editor: The Best Outdoor Furniture To Buy Now
Senior editor Morgan Michener shares her favorite outdoor furniture finds. Spring and summer in the magazine world is always super busy. As well as our regular stories, we add cottages and gardens to our list of projects to be photographed. Personally, I really look forward to this time of year — an…
Expert Advice: 8 Pretty Flowers That Are A Snap To Grow
You’re at the garden center, and you’re…. confused. It will all be OK — Home Hardware gardening expert Mark Cullen has advice for newbies who can’t tell a Shasta daisy from a Staghorn palm. In our May 2017 issue, Mark listed his picks for favorite climbing vines, but…