Lighting the mood

When you need experts that can handle massive scope, we’re the team you need to call—and that’s exactly what this customer did! Our deck design team is versed in the technology and requirements to bring your outdoor living space to life—even when the project calls for multiple trades and contractors. For this project, we ensured our design complemented the rest of the project’s requirements to a tee.
  • Category & Services
    Backyard and Deck Design & Consultation, Deck Building, Hot tub Platform Building, Privacy Walls, Railing Installation, Outdoor Living Spaces, Maintenance Free Deck
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, MB

Outdoor living spaces and decks not only add value to your home – they enhance the experience of being at home and expand leisure space for your family!

Start with sound deck structure and foundation

With a plan in hand, our “special ops field division” of Decknologists went to work. One of the biggest challenges: the existing grade of the yard didn’t accommodate a deck of any substantial height. So, the entire back yard of the property was excavated 10”, then re-sloped with gravel. A strong, supportive foundation is critical to building a solid deck.

Party favours that are sure to become favourites

Our customers love to entertain… and with the finished space, their friends love coming over. We left nothing out. Need a place to change after you’ve cannonballed into the pool? The pool deck offers a change room. Looking to heat things up without the hardships? We designed and built a hot tub platform from composite decking materials. Need a maintenance day? We make that easy with a hidden pump room.

After a swim, our customer serves up drinks at their custom-built bar. Guests can gather in the shade on those hot days, or spend warm evenings stargazing, all beneath an aluminium pergola. Finally, they can relax on maintenance-free seating that surrounds a cozy outdoor fireplace.

Set the mood – with outdoor LED lighting, naturally?

The pièce de résistance is how we lit the place! Out front, a series of bollard lights brighten the driveway and the landscaped paths that lead to the backyard. Throughout the trail, we used landscape spotlights to show off key parts of the garden.

We brought the backyard to life with a combination of scope ceiling lights, ground lights, and wall lights, including wall lights along the top of the privacy fence poolside. More wall lights and strategically-placed ground lights shine around the hot tub. To finish it off, we tricked out the pergola beams and pillars with their own wall and ceiling lighting, creating a perfect balance of ambience in contrast to the flickering fireplace flames.

We’ll check all the boxes you’re looking for in a deck builder

We flex features other deck builders can’t even begin to imagine:

  • Our planning and deck design acumen was essential to the success of this project
  • We installed strategically placed in-lite outdoor LED lighting to ensure the mood is always right
  • Sourcing and installation of a custom aluminium pergola—they are all the rage!
  • Centering the design around an outdoor fireplace extends an intimate and cozy vibe into the wee hours of the night
  • The custom-tiled bar by Ed Lowen Masonry and Tile and Italstone gets the party started, every time

The result is something we’re very proud to have been a part of. While it’s easy to love at first sight, we also know our client’s honeymoon phase with their outdoor living space will grow into a lifetime love-affair.

Materials Used

  • Wolf Home Products – Serenity Decking in silverteak as the main color and onyx for the border
  • In-Lite – outdoor LED deck lights, landscaping lights, spotlights
  • Custom aluminum pergola by Bang On Metal Fabrications
  • Fireplace and bar by Ed Lowen Masonry and Tile and granite countertops by Italstone