BHY Bartel Home and Yard

BHY Bartel Home and Yard

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Wheatley, On, Canada  ·  We LOVE rescuing old things, houses, and lawns to make them beautiful and useful again.
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Here is a shot of the bench/chest open with the supplies inside.

Here is a shot of the bench/chest open with the supplies inside.

We built 2 large chests/benches to sit on our deck.  This is for pool storage since this summer we were able to purchase a 15' inflatable Intex pool from Kijiji.  The plan is to edge the top of the chest so that a cushion can be placed there to make seating more comfortable.

We built 2 large chests/benches to sit on our deck. This is for pool storage since this summer we were able to purchase a 15' inflatable Intex pool from Kijiji. The plan is to edge the top of the chest so that a cushion can be placed there to make seating more comfortable.

The deck I designed and Rick built...  Love angles and curves added to straight lines.  Give so much more interest to the landscape...  This deck has been such a blessing.  So pretty to sit with the gardens surrounding it...

The deck I designed and Rick built. Love angles and curves added to straight lines. This deck has been such a blessing. So pretty to sit with the gardens surrounding it.

We dug out a square area around our fire pit, put down some large patio pavers and filled in between and around the edges with pea stone.  At night when we have a fire, the flames reflect in the glass panes of the garden door and it looks so pretty.

We dug out a square area around our fire pit, put down some large patio pavers and filled in between and around the edges with pea stone. At night when we have a fire, the flames reflect in the glass panes of the garden door and it looks so pretty.

Off the main porch deck, is a mulch path with brick steps, a ground level decking area around the side entrance to the ground and an area beyond that with more river rock.

Off the main porch deck, is a mulch path with brick steps, a ground level decking area around the side entrance to the ground and an area beyond that with more river rock.

An area off the main porch deck with a knee-wall and river rock.  This is where a large rock water fountain will eventually sit.

An area off the main porch deck with a knee-wall and river rock. This is where a large rock water fountain will eventually sit.

Old door feature at the back of our back yard, with 2 winter-hearty cedars on either side...

Old door feature at the back of our back yard, with 2 winter-hearty cedars on either side.

English Tudor Entry. traditional exterior

caramel base, brown trim works with brick & natural stone additions. Keep roof in mixed/med color

So, we re-painted the trim around this old fireplace from blah white to a deep bluish-gray color called "Inked". Now we get to decide what the next step in dressing it up shall be!! :0)

So, we re-painted the trim around this old fireplace from blah white to a deep bluish-gray color called "Inked". Now we get to decide what the next step in dressing it up shall be!

The highlight of every summer!

The highlight of every summer!

A planter we designed using old window frames, old dresser drawers, and old bricks!  :o)  Add some plant hangars and some pea stone and voila!

A planter we designed using old window frames, old dresser drawers, and old bricks! :o) Add some plant hangars and some pea stone and voila!

You can add a little each year to be cost effective... or you can do it all at once.  Either way, gardens should get better with age!!

You can add a little each year to be cost effective.

We do love our gardens!!

We do love our gardens!!

Placement is everything... well, a whole lot anyways!

Placement is everything.

Front doors can benefit from looking elegant and regal!

Front doors can benefit from looking elegant and regal!