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Outdoor Living

Get ready to relax on beautiful outdoor furniture on your deck, patio or around your new swimming pool. We’ll show you how to make the most of your outdoor living areas

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Ideas and inspiration

The ultimate spa care guide
Much like a regular swimming pool, spas also require a fair amount of maintenance. Here's everything you need to know before committing to getting one for your own home
Under the dome
Dômes Charlevoix is a new concept of four seasons eco-luxurious accommodation located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, next to the Massif de Charlevoix, near Quebec City.
Closed, opened, retracted
Louvretec’s Retractable Opening Roof gives you even more control of your outdoor area
The minimalist garden: how to create more with less
Outdoor spaces are a desirable asset to any property. Make a statement in your alfresco area by following the principals of the minimalist garden. Create more with less and discover the benefits of si...
How to turn your garden into a work of art
With a wide variety of choices and easy DIY ideas, you no longer need to rely on nurseries alone to electrify your garden
5 tips to keep your garden going through winter
Your garden might not get enough love over the cooler months. But with the right care, you can keep your landscape thriving throughout winter

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What trees to plant in a small garden
Don't let a lack of space hold you back – you can still have a thriving garden. Keep reading for some tips to make the best of your smaller outdoor space
Cutting down on pool chemicals
For the health of you and your family, it's best to reduce the presence of chemicals as much as possible. Here's one way to reduce chemical usage in your home's pool
Open advantage
To accomodate their large family who visit frequently, this retired couple extended their home to create an outdoor room – and couldn't be happier with the results.


Volume 34 No 6
Discover great home, kitchen and bathroom design ideas in the latest issue of Trends.

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