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an outdoor living area with patio furniture and wooden pergolan roof over the deck
Backyard Transformation - Paul Lafrance
What's more relaxing than staring up from your outdoor sofa and watching the fun patterns the sun makes in this intricate rooftop? 😊 Book Paul Lafrance for your backyard design and build. 👇 www.paullafrancedesign.com/backyards
an outdoor patio with wooden pergoline and plants on the ground in front of a house
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor kitchen and dining area with wood flooring
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor kitchen with grill, sink and potted plants on the back deck area
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor kitchen with grill and seating area
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor living area with wicker furniture and yellow cushions
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor dining area with table, chairs and sunflowers on the table outside
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen. Deck Photos, Bamboo Decking
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor patio with furniture and landscaping in the back yard, next to a wooden pergoline
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
a backyard with a fire pit and patio furniture
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor living area with two couches and a fire pit in the middle of it
The Cottage Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Jim and Sofia recently sold their family cottage. This retired couple loves the outdoors and wants a contemporary backyard space that feels like a cottage escape. This episode proves that small is mighty. Paul and the team give this small yard the full treatment and create three distinct deck spaces with intricate angled pergolas, a canvas awning, metal privacy screens and a built-in bbq spot with counters…oh, and a path leading to a stone pad fire pit area with a gorgeous privacy screen.
an outdoor patio with table and chairs next to a house in the background, surrounded by green grass
The Grown Up Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck". Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
a deck with chairs and an umbrella in the middle of it next to a house
The Grown Up Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck". Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
the table is set with flowers and wine glasses
The Grown Up Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck". Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
a backyard with a gazebo and patio furniture
The Grown Up Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck". Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck".  Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
The Grown Up Deck - Paul Lafrance Design
Designed by Paul Lafrance and built on HGTV's "Decked Out" episode, "The Grown Up Deck". Kim and Brad just spent a lot of time and money laying down stone in their backyard. They built a nice sitting pad, but they want more. And they want Paul to design and build whatever “more” means. Here’s the catch – Paul has to keep their stone sitting pad and incorporate it into his design. No problem. He can do that. He can add a shed. And he can have a water feature competition with Jeff. No biggie.
a house with a patio and steps leading up to it
HGTV's "Disaster Decks" - Paul Lafrance Design
We created this multi-level deck to transition smoothly down to the homeowner's yard, and create a beautiful place of rest that the family will enjoy for decades to come. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a deck with steps leading up to the patio and dining room in the back yard
HGTV's "Disaster Decks" - Paul Lafrance Design
This deck with a nautical-themed touch perfectly captures the homeowners' passion for boating and sailing. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
an outdoor patio with steps leading to the back yard and trees in front of it
HGTV's "Disaster Decks" - Paul Lafrance Design
This deck with a nautical-themed touch perfectly captures the homeowners' passion for boating and sailing. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a gazebo sitting on top of a lush green field next to a brick building
Paul Lafrance Design
In this deck refreshing project, we updated the clients' property with a new private space offering a shady lounge space, outdoor dining, greenery and a surprise home for the marble slab tiles that they'd been holding on to! Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a wooden deck with planters on it next to some trees and bushes in front of a house
Paul Lafrance Design
A welcoming family space with cool bridge features, outdoor dining, and a welcoming lounge zone. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a deck with chairs and table in front of a house next to a yard area
Paul Lafrance Design
A welcoming family space with cool bridge features, outdoor dining, and a welcoming lounge zone. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a deck with chairs and an umbrella on it
Paul Lafrance Design
We transformed a dilapidated old deck being eaten by an overgrown hedge into a cozy family haven, with chunky aerial features, dining, and lounge. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a deck with an umbrella over it in front of a house
Paul Lafrance Design
We transformed a dilapidated old deck being eaten by an overgrown hedge into a cozy family haven, with chunky aerial features, dining, and lounge. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a wooden gazebo sitting under a tree next to a lush green field
Paul Lafrance Design
We tore out the homeowners' old, rotting sprawl of a deck and replaced it with a welcoming new space to raise their growing family with, featuring chunky cedar beams and a cozy fire feature. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a gazebo in the middle of a yard
Paul Lafrance Design
We tore out the homeowners' old, rotting sprawl of a deck and replaced it with a welcoming new space to raise their growing family with, featuring chunky cedar beams and a cozy fire feature. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a large tree sitting next to a white deck
Paul Lafrance Design
Crisp white accents, silvery decking, and retractable privacy curtains make this deck into a cool and breezy retreat. Designed and built by Paul Lafrance Design.
a large backyard with a gazebo and lawn furniture in the middle, surrounded by houses
The BBQ Deck - Paul Lafrance
The central focus of this project is a gorgeous lounge platform featuring an intricate double helix decking inlay, chunky white posts, and a dramatically eye-catching arched pergola complete with custom-made retractable awning. From “Decked Out” project “The Awning Deck”. Deck Design by Paul Lafrance Design.
a backyard with a wooden pergoline and play area
The BBQ Deck - Paul Lafrance
The central focus of this project is a gorgeous lounge platform featuring an intricate double helix decking inlay, chunky white posts, and a dramatically eye-catching arched pergola complete with custom-made retractable awning. From “Decked Out” project “The Awning Deck”. Deck Design by Paul Lafrance Design.
This deck’s main dining and lounge zones are connected with steel-accented aerial beams and a two-way outdoor fireplace.  The dining area transitions down to the yard with curved stairs and built-in planter boxes.  From “Decked Out” project “The BBQ Deck”. Deck design by Paul Lafrance Design.
The BBQ Deck - Paul Lafrance
This deck’s main dining and lounge zones are connected with steel-accented aerial beams and a two-way outdoor fireplace. The dining area transitions down to the yard with curved stairs and built-in planter boxes. From “Decked Out” project “The BBQ Deck”. Deck design by Paul Lafrance Design.