Our very own Ed Hansen chats with CTV News at the Ottawa Home & Garden show. Ed shares his expert advice on backyard trends, including prominent planters and water features. “There’s lots of studies for water making people relax a little bit more. Just the sound of it alone can lower your heart rate and make you feel more at peace. People want to get outside and find something that makes you want to be out there.”
“Another really big trend right now is anything vertical,” explains Ed, referring to a tall pergola structure. “People want to go up. In this case, I like what they’ve done. They’ve gone high with it, and they have the planter boxes going up. It draws you looking into the sky, it draws you into a relaxed feeling when you look up instead of down.When you look up, you feel upbeat.” Height is a great way to take advantage of smaller backyard lots. “There are a lot of spaces with smaller backyards, and you have to try to make as much of that space as you can.”
Whether you’re planning a high-end backyard renovation or simply looking for simple, tasteful design inspiration, you can see it all in this video as Ed and Annette walk through the expo and assess different backyard layouts.
Find trends that inspire and the latest in builder innovation at the Ottawa Home & Garden show, this weekend at the EY Centre in Ottawa.
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