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Backyard designed with distinctive zones provides hours of summer fun There aren’t many things more boringly Canadian than talking about the weather, but now that warmer days and balmy nights are in the forecast, I have to tell you…I’m doing cartwheels across the lawn at the thought of summer patio season! All Purpose Patio Plan Maybe it’s the fact that after a decade of living with a lackluster backyard, my husband and I FINALLY invested in a complete outdoor overhaul, starting with a new low-maintenance concrete patio that has turned our once-underutilized patch of suburban grass into a multi-functional extension of our home. Early in the planning phase, we discussed how we envisioned spending time in our then-blank-canvas backyard, and determined that we wanted to include dedicated zones for lounging, dining, and cooking, as well as a fun zone for outdoor games. Chill Zone For the lounging zone, we opted…

Watch Habitat ReStore’s Deconstruction Team and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault tackle a full kitchen Deconstruction. Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area is a non-profit housing organization…