Decked Out

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DECKED OUT is back for another season of entertaining, funny, irreverent learning experience in learning the creative process of designing and building impressively intricate outdoor decks and beautiful backyard spaces.


After ten years of living with an empty backyard, Kenneth and Tutran realize it’s time to turn their backyard patch of grass into a family escape.  With two young children, they want their deck to be multi-faceted – enough space for the adults to entertain, but also with a shaded place to relax as they watch the kids play. Paul comes up with a three-deck layout that includes a dining zone with a covered BBQ, a central lounge deck with curved cedar beams and a retractable awning, and a secondary lounge area to soak up the sun. There is plenty of room on this innovative deck for Kenneth and Tutran’s young family to grow into.

Episode 2 – THE MOAT DECK

As busy parents always running two active kids to and from soccer games and tournaments, Lionel and Sonia want a true backyard oasis for the adults to enjoy. Going all in, they enlist Paul to completely remake their entire backyard! The makeover includes a unique circular island deck that is surrounded by waterfalls and a moat, and a complete outdoor kitchen and dining zone. With a pergola topped by shade sails and backed by decorative privacy screens, this deck provides Lionel and Sonia a true exotic escape from their suburban setting.


Tamara and Steve have big dreams for their shaded backyard – they want a modern style deck that can accommodate dinner parties for up to thirty people! Paul is  up for the challenge and builds a multi-level modern masterpiece, complete with a large dining and bar area, two shady lounge zones and a second story BBQ walkout. Twin fire tables and a built-in lighting and sound system mean Tamara and Steve can entertain outdoors almost the entire year round.


With an awesome backyard swimming pool, Anita and Ken decide to finally upgrade the tired concrete patio that surrounds it. Paul dives headfirst into this deck build and creates two connected areas – an upper lounge zone with a fire table and a trio of waterfalls that cascade into the pool, and a lower dining zone complete with a harvest table and outdoor kitchen. Anita and Ken can finally escape the sweltering summer sun under the shade slats and retractable awning of their awesome new poolside retreat.

Episode 5 – THE BBQ DECK

A young urban couple with two young daughters, Ileana and Lawrence  want both beauty and function in their backyard. Paul designs a modern deck with a perfect blend of the two. A massive BBQ nestled in a marble countertop sits on the upper level beside a dining zone, and curved stairs lead down to the yard and children’s play structure. The lower lounge zone is surfaced in an elegant stone, and is joined to the upper level by a see-through outdoor fireplace. Ileana and Lawrence can enjoy their new urban escape relaxing under towering stainless steel beams and hidden by cedar privacy screens.


Darren and Delaine desperately want their backyard to accommodate their four children and large extended family, but realize their scattered collection of lawn furniture is not cutting it. Faced with a rare pie shaped lot, Paul goes all out with a creative semicircle design that includes chunky cedar beams and overhead awnings that enhance the deck’s outdoor amphitheater feel. There’s a comfy lounge zone, a built-in BBQ with a stone-clad base, and a central waterfall and sun lounging zone. Darren and Delaine can finally entertain their relatives in style!

Episode 7 – THE STONE DECK

No one likes maintaining a deck, and Cheryl and Andrew are proof of that! They want to replace their rotting cedar deck with a low maintenance version that has all the fixings. Paul’s got the perfect solution, a deck that’s surfaced completely in stone! This one’s got a ton of add-ons – a massive hot tub, a covered BBQ that’s connected to the house by a heated walkway, a fire table, a water feature and finally backlit translucent stone privacy screens! Not only will Cheryl and Andrew have practically no maintenance to do, they can also spend all of their free time relaxing on their luxurious new deck.


Selmin and Yasmin want to fill in their massive empty backyard with a deck big enough to accommodate their huge extended family. They also have an interesting request for Paul – create enough privacy so Selmin can enjoy the outdoors without wearing her traditional Islamic headscarf. Paul’s really into this one and builds a two-tiered deck. The first story level has three separate lounge zones that are completely sheltered from the rain and surrounded by retractable mesh screens to keep the bugs out. The second story level has decorative privacy screens and a curved translucent polycarbonate pergola that covers a dining zone and BBQ. This deck has a ton of style and privacy, and is truly one of a kind.


Cass lives at and runs a gorgeous beach club with an in-ground pool surrounded by 11 family cottages, and dreams of having a large outdoor communal space where everyone can congregate. Paul has the perfect solution – and it’s big! He encompasses the pool with two lounges covered by twin pergolas with retractable awnings, a separate dining and outdoor kitchen zone, and a large sun lounging deck. Abundant fire features enable the party to continue well into the evenings, as do two large backlit see-through stone onyx panels. Glass panel railings allow the community to socialize and take in the stunning view of the lake all at the same time.


Susan and Burt bought the perfect new house to retire in, except their open backyard has a nice view and nothing else! Paul has carte blanche on this epic outdoor space, and builds a main deck with dining and cooking areas that’s connected by three bridges to an octagonal island lounging deck. Stainless steel privacy screens block out the neighbouring houses, and stone clad posts support stainless steel pergolas that complete the modern look of the deck. Susan and Burt can now enjoy their retirement in luxury.