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Wearing.PhotoshopdoneWelcome to the Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team’s blog for Huntsville real estate and lifestyle, including the communities of Port Sydney, Utterson, Baysville, Dorset, Dwight, Novar, Emsdale and Burks Falls.

Live the Muskoka Life Along the Waterfront

 

We have two spectacular listings we’re excited to share with you, one in Huntsville, and one just about 20 minutes from town. Both of these spacious year round homes/cottages come with one of the most sought-after amenities in Muskoka – waterfront! Our pristine rivers and lakes are what has brought many a family to the region. To have your own recreational access to our cool waters is a significant plus toward creating the Muskoka lifestyle which many waterfront buyers are seeking.

Located within 5 minutes of downtown Huntsville, 429 By-Lock Acres Road overlooks a calm bay of the Muskoka River just moments from Fairy Lake. The gently sloping landscape leads you to a Muskoka granite fire pit, perfect for evening entertaining, and a dockside lounge area. Spend the day on your boat then relax with dinner by the water. The lot and landscaping is  a draw for this property with its beautiful flowering garden and gently sloping lot to the water. There are plenty of areas where you’ll simply enjoy being outdoors, as much as you’ll enjoy the quick access to all the amenities Huntsville has to offer in town.

If you love the traditional Muskoka cottage style, this cottage/home could be the one for you. Throughout the main level, the rooms are open and airy with large windows letting in plenty of light. Wood lined ceilings are supported by sturdy wood beams, giving this home a real sense of Muskoka cottage character. The large upper deck has spectacular river front views while the lower level has easy access to the private yard and waterfront/dock area.

At 2,472 square feet, this cottage/home has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, spacious living areas and fantastic kitchen with dining area. There’s plenty of space for the entire family, and guests too. Gorgeous wood and stone accents are found throughout the house; this is a beautiful waterfront home on an exceptional, gradually sloping, treed lot extraordinaire. And yet, there’s more. An extra retreat awaits on this property in the form of a quaint bunkie. This makes for an excellent space for extra guests or it could be turned into an artists’ or hobbyist’s studio, an idyllic place to get creative.

There’s a growing shortage of properties with lakefront access in the Muskoka region. So loved are these waterfront homes or cottages, with the tranquility they provide, they rarely come to the market. This is especially true for those cottages on Bella Lake where natural conservation helps retain the pristine allure of peaceful waterfront cottages or year round living. Now you could have the opportunity to live in your own spacious, finely featured cottage/home in the woods. 1048 Buck Island Road is a listing not to be missed if you’ve been waiting for a lakefront property.

With 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, this 3,151 square foot cottage/home is a sanctuary nestled in the woods. Large windows let in plenty of natural light, which is enhanced all the more by the open floor plan. Wood window and door framing lends warmth to the stone tile flooring in the main rooms, including the gourmet appointed kitchen and dining room. Wood floors in the bedrooms add to the cottage atmosphere and the feeling of a cozy retreat.

The openness of this home expands onto the spacious Muskoka Room and extensive deck, ideal for entertaining with spectacular views of Bella Lake and the surrounding woodlands –views that can be enjoyed year round. An extra bonus is the spacious workshop/garage on site; perfect for auto and wood working hobbyists.

The main allure of this property is the waterfront on pristine Bella Lake. This is a rare Muskoka property indeed with its own hard-bottom sandy shore; you’ll literally have your own private lakefront beach to enjoy. You can also keep your watercraft accessible with the large dock at the shoreline. If you’re seeking the natural tranquility which can only be found along Muskoka lakes, this cottage/home could be just what you’ve been waiting for.

When the time is right to buy a cottage or home in the Huntsville /Muskoka region, or it’s time to sell your property, you want to work with a local team, ready to help every step of the way. The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team not only call Huntsville home, we care about the community as much as we care about our clients. Together, we put our expertise to work for you and your Muskoka home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

Muskoka Farmers’ Markets Bring Food and Art Together

Our growing season may be relatively short, but the Muskoka region is full of incredible, local taste sensations. Here in cottage country you can experience the best in farm fresh foods now and into the fall season. But there’s more to our farmers’ markets than incredible culinary delights. Our markets also feature artists from around the region.

The Huntsville 100k Farmers’ Market has recently announced a new option this summer. As reported by the Huntsville Doppler, if you have an abundance of veggies growing in your garden you can have your own booth or join a group of gardening friends to share the fruits of your labour.  Each Saturday through August 25th, this market offers more than fresh-grown foods within 100 kilometers of Huntsville. You’ll find other food items such as sweet honey, cured meats and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Beyond food, you can also check out local arts and crafts such as paintings, wood carvings and fibre arts.

There’s just a few more weeks of time left to visit the Baysville Farmers’ Market which ends at the end of August. Here you’ll find local fruits and vegetables, fresh and frozen meats – ideal for a winter store for excellent eating year-round. This market is also known for it seafood selections and sweet baked goods to choose from, alongside some local artists’ booths.

For an extended Farmers’ Market season check out the Huntsville Farmer’s Market located at the Canadian Tire Parking lot on Saturdays through October 24th. Another later market is in  Bracebridge on Saturdays at Memorial Park through October 6th. Either one is ideal for later season varietals and finding the best in local foods for your Thanksgiving holiday. Both of these markets also feature local artists with hand crafted jewelry, sculptures, paintings and more to choose from.

Summer in Muskoka is an ideal time to enjoy the finest in food and art that the region has to offer. When you support local farmers and artists, you support your community, your friends and neighbours. Whether you’re a year-round resident or seasonal visitor, our farmers’ markets are an excellent way to get to know Huntsville and other nearby communities.

The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team is proud to be a part of the Huntsville / Muskoka community. If you happen to be buying or selling your Muskoka home, cottage or condo you can rely on our experience and caring approach to make the process smooth and easy. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

Enjoy Your Muskoka Room Year Round

We’re in cottage country, where most homes have a Muskoka Room. These rooms allow for maximum enjoyment of the incredible, natural beauty surrounding our homes and cottages. A Muskoka Room provides a space where windows reign over solid walls, providing the least obstructed views of the landscape outside.

With screened windows a Muskoka Room is usable through the hotter summer months while keeping mosquitos and other pesky bugs at bay. So, what do you do if you want to get more use out of your Muskoka room into the colder months? From simple to extravagant, some design ideas and architectural updates can make your Muskoka Room the space to entertain and relax in year-round.

We all know how dark it can be once the summer has passed. Make your Muskoka room more inviting with plenty of light. From recessed lights in the ceilings to wall sconces, or even a chandelier, good lighting in a room can make a significant impact to the atmosphere of a space. With innovative LED lights, the options are almost limitless.

The first Muskoka Rooms were built with screened windows and doors. There’s a growing trend to merge interior and exterior spaces. Sliding or shutter doors and windows allow you to accommodate your Muskoka room to the weather allowing for year-round comfort. You can partially or fully open up the space to your patio or yard, or batten down the hatches when a storm comes in.

Muskoka Rooms by themselves can be quite simple but taking the design of your room up to the next level can make for a more welcoming space where you want to be all the time.

Many Muskoka Rooms include an exterior kitchen or grill. Make this a design a focal point with tile or stone backsplash and include adequate storage for cooking and eating for easy access. If you don’t have a ceiling fan in your Muskoka Room, install one for maximum fresh air when the windows are open during the warmer months

Chances are, your Muskoka Room has either a wood or flagstone floor. This is great during the warmer months as it brings a bit of the outdoors in. But when it’s colder outside it’s also time to feel cozy and comfortable, adding a rug to your room can make a big difference. Comfortable furniture will as well; a good wood, Muskoka chair is great for the deck, but a cushioned couch is much more inviting.

For a truly year-round space, a fireplace makes for a luxurious centre point in a Muskoka Room. We all know there’s nothing like a cozy fire when it’s cold outside, but even in the warm summer months, an evening by firelight is a special treat, perfect for a romantic evening or summer party with friends. Muskoka Rooms which open onto a patio can also be great spaces for installing a double-sided fireplace, expanding your options further.

Are you ready to update your Muskoka Room? Find some inspiring ideas with this Houzz photo gallery of beautifully designed Muskoka Rooms.

If it’s time to sell, or you’re ready to move to the area, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

Muskoka room 1 photos attribution- https://www.flickr.com/photos/around285/3471489208

Photo 2 attribution https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakemartinvoice/38162515104

 

Take a Break and Enjoy August Around Muskoka

The summer season is moving forward with a lot of visitors around Huntsville and the Muskoka region. If you’re spending your vacation here or are a permanent resident looking for something fun and exciting to do, there are plenty of options to choose from. Listed below are a few of the community events and happenings worth checking out.

There’s a new festival in Huntsville this summer. Lovers of organic veggies and sustainable, healthy living will converge at River Mill Park for Muskoka Veg Fest on August 1st for “Muskoka’s own plant-based festival”. Enjoy excellent local foods and a variety of vegan products while you learn about different ways you can enhance your wellness through conscious living. Try a vegan pizza, vegan cheese and organic fair-trade chocolate. Discover locally sourced wild-crafted botanical skincare products, vegan jewelry and other natural health and home products, just to name a few.

Spend the weekend of August 11th – 12th in Baysville at the Annual Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival. Artists from around Ontario will gather to show off the best of their unique creations, ready for you to take home and add to your own collection. You’ll find hand crafted fibre arts and clothing, jewellery, glass and stoneware, sculptures in metal, ceramic and wood, paintings, home decor and much more, all at Baysville’s Community/Library Park.

It’s time for a seasonal favourite of the region – the 12th Annual Limberlost Artists Studio Tour is set for August 18th – 19th. Limberlost Road near Huntsville has become home to many amazing artists, inspired by the rugged yet majestic Muskoka region. With map in hand, check out the works of 19 different artists at 7 different studios, all located within a short drive of each other. Discover your own artistic inspiration in paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wood crafting and more.

The Downtown Huntsville Summer Sidewalk Sale is more than just finding some great deals at downtown shops. It’s a community experience with fun for the entire family. Kids’ activities, live music and great food add so much to the atmosphere of this summer sale in Huntsville on August 18th.

Do you love antique cars and classic boats? You won’t want to miss the Lake of Bays Antique & Classic Boat and Car Show on August 19th at the Baysville Town Docks. Live music will entertain as you stroll around and visit some 100 or more classic cars and boats, including a special bagpipe send-off for the processional of boats at the end of the event.

Whatever you do this summer, we hope you have a wonderful time and discover something new and exciting around Muskoka. If it’s time to sell, or you’re ready to move to the area, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

Will You Take the Healthy Huntsville Pledge?

Summer in Huntsville is always busy and full of more visitors than any other time of year. This is our peak season for community events and recreational activities. This is also when downtown Huntsville is full to the brim with people, and their cars. To encourage less parking congestion and more exercise among residents and visitors alike, the Town of Huntsville is encouraging everyone to take the Healthy Huntsville Pledge.

While having a vehicle in our region makes getting around our scenic region easier, there are places such as downtown Huntsville where it’s more about convenience than need for most. Huntsville is also a town which supports healthy lifestyle choices throughout the community. Taking the Healthy Huntsville Pledge is not only a wonderful way to give your daily dose of exercise an extra boost, it’s also a great way to connect with the community.

The pledge is simple, by completing the online form available on the Town’s website, you pledge to park your car a few blocks (or more), away from downtown Huntsville’s main street area. Parking is limited along Main Street, but we have plenty of other areas available. By parking a bit farther, you give yourself the opportunity to walk around town a bit more – the more we walk, the healthier we are. When walking you also might discover a shop, restaurant, gallery or park space in Huntsville which you wouldn’t notice by car.

To help facilitate those looking for alternative parking options near downtown Huntsville, all you need to do is access the Huntsville Summer Parking Map. To encourage everyone to participate, those who register will get a special sticker showing they have taken the pledge, and the opportunity to share photos of yourself and your family enjoying downtown Huntsville on foot.

From selfies of your walk to and from your car, to group shots of community events and special finds discovered around downtown, photos can then be posted on either the Huntsville Facebook Page or to Twitter at #healthyhuntsville. Don’t worry if you don’t have one of these social media accounts, you can also upload your pictures via the Huntsville website.

There’s so much to do around the Town of Huntsville during the summer months, getting some extra exercise to encourage a healthy lifestyle is easy to do. Opting to park a bit farther away from Main Street is also a wonderful way to show community support as we all work together to make the summer season a carefree and fun time for everyone.

The Healthy Huntsville Pledge is just one way our community works together in a show of support and connection. If you’re ready to move to

the area, or it’s time to sell, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

Serenity Awaits along the shores of Chub Lake

One major attraction to the Muskoka region is our waterfront living lifestyle. The epitome of year round living in Muskoka can be found around our lakeshores. Our miles of shoreline offer amazing views and recreational access to pristine Muskoka lakes, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating – life is good here in this tucked away corner of the world. Lakefront properties are at a premium here, and we’re thrilled to have a listing on the market which is a must-see, rare opportunity for anyone in the market for a cottage or year round home on the water.

Take a short drive south of Huntsville to Pine Ridge Road, and you’ll come across a beautiful piece of property surrounded by deciduous forest, leading down to the sandy shore of Chub Lake. 75 Pine Ridge Road is perfectly nestled in & surrounded by serene quiet with plenty of privacy enhanced by the natural landscape. As you approach the property, you’ll note the welcoming, ‘cabin-in-the-woods’ architectural style.

This home was originally a simple Muskoka cottage, a seasonal getaway for the family which bought it over 40 years ago. Families change and time moves on, and the owners renovated the original cottage to expand into a year-round family home. The cottage in the woods became a comfortable home, complete with a peaceful forested setting and direct access to Chub Lake, a cozy gazebo to relax in and even a 2-stall barn with horse paddock and riding ring. If you have a horse, or have always wanted one, this property is move-in ready for you and your equine friend.

Brick-lined walkways lead up to the front of the cottage, with dormer windows and A-Frame roofline accents – this wood and brick home is warm and inviting. You may wonder with the main building being surrounded by forest, just how dark is the house inside? You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you walk in. The vast number of windows and their expansive sizing lets in plenty of light. Light wood, in particular, knotty pine, is accented throughout the house as well, enhancing the natural light everywhere you turn.

From your first step in, to your last step outside, the cottage at 75 Pine Ridge Road exudes warmth and openness. The foyer with its stone flooring is the perfect threshold to move from the forest into the English-style country home / cottage, as it opens into the spacious living room replete with several windows including a grand arched high window and skylight. The room is accentuated with a rustic-style stone gas fireplace and hearth, which leads the eye upward to the vaulted ceiling. The openness and sizable space is continued through the family room, kitchen and dining room on the main level, each accented with wood trim and flooring.

The warmth of wood is carried to the upper level where there are 3 bedrooms, a master bedroom with ensuite bath, and two other bedrooms and a shared 4pc bath. The windows on this level are just as large, letting in plenty of light as well. From the master bedroom there’s a special view, as this room is open to the living room below, and facing the high arched window on the opposite wall, increasing the view and light value of this space.

While there isn’t a basement with this serene cottage, there’s plenty of storage. When the current owners added to the original cottage, numerous closets were included in the end result, as well as a cleverly located laundry space within the downstairs bath. Additional storage is available with the 2 car garage and 2 stall barn which has a full top level storage area.

Situated on just over 10 acres, the cottage at 75 Pine Ridge Road offers the perfect space for secluded privacy and lakeside living. The landscaping around the main property is well designed with a spacious brick patio on the back side of the cottage and stone steps leading down to the paddock, barn and screened gazebo below the house, which overlooks Chub Lake.

The lake itself is a gem of the Muskoka region. With temperatures warming to over 20º Celcius, this is a cool place to swim in the summer months. Chub Lake is also a healthy ecosystem with a good balance of aquatic plant life and oxygen within the water, a prime example of our pristine lakes.

The sandy beach along this lakefront property is a rare find in the Muskoka region.  These homes tend to stay with the same family for many years, as occurred with this property;  now’s the time for a new family to create their own memories in this special property. Take in a sneak peak of the property in detail with our IGuide Tour, which includes a 360º view of the floorplan and detailed photos of the entire property. If you’ve dreamed of your own lakeside cottage in the woods, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

If you’re ready to move to the area, or it’s time to sell, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clever Storage Ideas for Your Muskoka Cottage/Home

 

Storage space is often at the top of home buyer wish lists. Who doesn’t want more storage? Regardless of how much space you have in your Muskoka home, cottage, or condo adding in some clever storage options will not only help you stay organized and enjoy your home more, additional storage is also a plus for any real estate listing.

There’s a growing trend in utilizing what many consider ‘dead’ space in homes, especially when it comes to stairs. If you have open space under your stairs, or want to open up the area, strategically placed shelves will give this area style and function, effectively expanding your floor plan. You can also go into your stairs for more storage. Building in drawers into stair steps is an excellent use of space, especially in smaller homes.

Sure, you have shelves on the walls, but you needn’t limit where on the walls shelves should go. Look up high and utilize what is essentially empty space waiting to be filled. A built-in shelf above a door is perfect for storing items you need, but not that often, such as extra blankets and pillows in a bedroom or large bowls and platters in the kitchen.

If you’re feeling adventurous you can even go into your walls to build new storage shelving. Between wall studs there’s enough space to insert custom-made built-in shelving.  Are your bedrooms lacking closet space? This could be a solution worth considering.

Short on wall space but big on windows? Consider adding glass shelving to some of your windows and you can expand your options for displaying what you love most in your home. Using glass shelves in windows will help ensure you don’t lose light while you gain extra space.

On the flip-side, if you have extra wall space, one option is to have a built-in cabinet installed. This can enhance the architectural style of your cottage, as much as it adds storage space. A feature to draw visitors into the dining or living room is also a plus to include when listing your property.

Making use of extra space will increase your storage options. In the kitchen or laundry room take advantage of the small space between appliances and the wall with a pull-out pantry or cupboard, ideal for all those smaller supplies; goodbye junk-drawer, hello discrete and easily accessible organization.

Speaking of the kitchen, and any other room with cupboards. You can readily double your storage space by installing pull-out shelves and drawers. The easier it is to access the entire storage space of a cupboard, the more practical it is and the easier it is to keep organized. If you have empty space between cabinets in your kitchen, consider filling the area in with some open shelves, extra storage without closing the room in.

When you think outside the box about storage, you may be surprised at how attractive storage solutions can be. Check out these Inspired Storage Ideas from House Logic, and their List of Sneaky Storage Ideas for more inspiration.

 

If it’s time to sell, or you’re ready to move to the area, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

 

July Alive in Muskoka

The Summer Solstice has just passed –  the longest day of the year. Being as north as we are, there’s something to be said about our long summer evenings. Muskoka is alive with a flurry of activity, in communities and around the beautiful natural surroundings of our region. July will soon be here and along with it plenty of exciting events and recreational activities. If you’re new to the area, or a long-time resident, now’s the perfect time to get outside and experience Muskoka.

Summer really gets underway with the arrival of Canada Day on July 1st. Celebrations will be going on everywhere.  Here’s just a few ways to celebrate our Nation’s birthday:

 

July is full of community fun with the annual Dockfest Bathtub Derby on Saturday, July 7th. The day begins with the Bathtub Parade of race participants, followed by 3 heats of motorized bathtub races. Add in great local food, arts and crafts for everyone; this is one fun day along the Huntsville waterfront you won’t want to miss.

Many recreation enthusiasts are drawn to the rugged and beautiful challenges of the great outdoors around Muskoka. Coming up July 7th is the Limberlost Challenge, 14k/28k/56k races around The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Preserve. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, Huntsville is playing host to the race to end all races, Ironman 70.3. Swim, bike and run your way around Fairy Lake, Lake of Bays and Huntsville on July 8th.

July 20th will mark the 41st Annual Midnight Madness Festival in Downtown Huntsville. The streets of Huntsville opened to pedestrians only and the shops open late, with an exciting festival that lasts all night long – well, until Midnight at least. While you shop enjoy live music and dancing, this year with a DJ, it really is a party in the streets.

Head over to Algonquin Provincial Park on Saturday, July 28th for family fun during Loggers Day at the Park. Live music will entertain as the whole family enjoy logging demonstrations, great food and fun activities.

July around Muskoka is filled with a wide range of activities and events, we encourage you to get out and enjoy some of the fun and excitement yourself. If it’s time to sell, or you’re ready to move to the area, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home, cottage or condo dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

Photo Attribution

Picture 1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/111717653

Picture 2 By Huntsville Ontario [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Extend Your Muskoka Cottage Living Room Outside

Summers may be brief here in Muskoka, but this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a great deal of time outside. Sure, many a home throughout the region has its own Muskoka room, an enclosed deck allowing you to be closer to nature no matter the weather, but you can also create an extended oasis of comfort beyond your cottage.

Today’s home buyers are also looking for properties with outdoor living space, making this an extra bonus for any listing too. There’s a new trend in where outdoor rooms are being set up. The idea is to create a unique setting to dine and entertain, away from the house. The naturally varied and rolling landscapes of many a Muskoka property make this idea easy to put into action.

Does your property have a bower or copse of trees where you like to relax? Is there a secluded nook which is the perfect place to stargaze at night? Do you have waterfront acreage? Take this space up to the next level by creating an outdoor living room, a place where you can spend time with friends and family, or simply enjoy a quiet retreat.

You can use landscape design to help delineate the space as well. One way to do this is to install a trellis or pergola for climbing vines, which can grow quite quickly. A feature such as this can help create a living privacy screen, separating the area from the rest of your yard. Using natural materials, such as granite slab stones, to build partial walls is another way to set this space apart.

Comfort is key to setting up any outdoor living space, and exterior furniture designers are responding with a range of seating options including cushy couches with plenty of pillows, made to endure the great outdoors. You can also add to the comfort of your outdoor living room with the right technology. LED lighting and smart products, such as speakers you control through your phone, make it easy to add to the ambience.

Finishing touches can include a firepit, container gardens, stone walkways and water fountains. An exciting new trend in garden landscaping is the vertical garden. Making use of an existing wall, or having one installed, this can be an excellent way to add more greenery and colorful flowers to your outdoor living room.

For more inspiring ideas to enhance your outdoor living space and your garden, check out this photo gallery 2018 Backyard Trends from HGTV Canada. If you’re ready to move to the area, or it’s time to sell, discover the care and expertise of The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team. We’re here to work for you and give you the best experience when it comes to fulfilling your home dreams. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

This information is taken from sources deemed to be reliable. The Wearing Parrott Team does not guarantee accuracy; we recommend information be validated independently.

 

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Photo 1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/wicker-furniture/8387691278/in/photostream/

Photo 2 https://www.flickr.com/photos/wicker-furniture/9756520773