Decorating & Design - Outdoor Living

Colourful garage makeover

A converted garage gets a colourful facelift in fun shades of pink and orange.

Our tiny Toronto backyard looked like it had been abandoned centuries ago until we transformed it into the vibrant warm-weather hot spot that it is today. In 2007, my partner, Tim Stewart, and I updated the small patio with granite pavers and converted the unused garage into a second living room. Last summer, we decided it was time for the backyard to get a personality overhaul (read: a punch of colour).

Our little oasis now sits somewhere between Miami Beach and the sultan's tent. Guests - kids especially - always look forward to our summer get-togethers, mostly because of the casual, playful atmosphere. And when the summertime heat dies down, we use the space to relax and unwind.

The before The garage, pre-pops of colour and punchy personality.
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