Tag: Deck construction

Stunning backyard oasis by All-Pro Landscaping & Carpentry Ltd.

Spring Cleaning Checklist For The Exterior Of Your Home

It’s finally May and what better way to celebrate seasonal renewal than by thoroughly cleaning up the exterior of your property. The glorious summer months are headed our way – now’s the time to prepare for full enjoyment. So gather up your willing family members and start doing! Here’s a handy checklist...

/ May 3, 2017
Backyard stone work done by HomeStars Photo of the Day

Backyard Entertaining

Backyard entertaining is all about enjoying the company of friends, neighbours or relatives in a relaxed outdoor setting, along with hot food and cold drinks. The ideal set-up should make it easier for you to multi-task: chatting with guests while serving drinks and cooking food. 1.  BBQ is the Cornerstone...

/ June 27, 2016
BBQ

The HomeStars BBQ Guide

Your BBQ is the essential appliance for backyard entertaining and the rest of your set-up should be built around it. There are many types of BBQs to choose from and this HomeStars BBQ Guide will help you choose the one that’s right for you. What size? The size of your BBQ...

/ June 24, 2016
Deck maintenance by Beaver Brothers of Richmond Hill

Summer Deck Maintenance

Decks go through a lot throughout the year. In winter and autumn, they’re subject to harsh Canadian winter, and in the spring and summer, they’re packed full with friends and family enjoying the warm weather and good times. This means they need to be properly maintained so that they can...

/ May 18, 2016
unfinished cedar shows natural weathering

Deck Repair vs. Deck Replacement

A beautiful hardwood deck helps you enjoy outdoor living, mere steps outside your back door. And in the evening, it connects the warm comfort inside your home to the cool serenity of your backyard. Eventually, deck repair will be required, from cosmetic to structural. Fortunately, most deck problems are not structural...

/ May 11, 2016
Deck and Arbor

Backyard Living – Examples of Deck Construction at Four Price Points

As summer approaches, the anticipation of once again enjoying the beautiful outdoors is building. If you have a deck, or want to have one built, this is a great time to either make repairs to an existing structure, or get started on designing a new one. Multiple options are available to the homeowner these days...

/ May 3, 2016
Upper deck by Lasko Construction

HomeStars U – Deck Construction Materials 101 (Video)

Gone are the days when all decks were built with hardwood. Today we have so many options- hardwood, PVC, or composite – how do you make the right choice of deck construction materials for your needs? To help you make this decision, HomeStars spoke with deck builder Oren Lasko from LASKO Construction to...

/ May 2, 2016

Staining Your Deck On The Long Weekend?

The long weekend is the usual “open the garden for summer” weekend. We like to think we’re going to relax but let’s face it, whether you’re opening the cottage or staying home and using the backyard, it is, more often than not, a work weekend. We clean barbeques, windows, lawn...

/ May 14, 2008