Outdoor space is a must for Maritime summers! Whether you have a small balcony or sprawling grove in your yard, the extension of your home deserves to be your favourite space for morning coffee, family time, and outdoor games. Our Project Centre pros can help you DIY all the decor, furniture, and greenery you need to transform your outdoor space from “meh” to “amazing”!


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DIY Furniture

Custom patio furniture can be more accessible than ever with a little lumber, elbow grease, and inspiration from DC Woodworks! To build your very own deck chairs, you’ll need 5 2x4s, a saw, a drill, and 3” deck screws. Follow DC Woodwork’s tutorial and customize cushions to suit your style! DIY’ing furniture gives more freedom to choose the exact colours and prints for paint or throw pillows, and adjust dimensions to better suit large or small spaces. Build deck chairs for less than $50 at Kent, and try design variations to combine them into a bench, build on a side table, or an extra foot stool! Ask our Project Centre for design advice on patio chairs, tables, couches, and everything in between.

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Outdoor Deck Decor

As much as we love a “natural” look, brightening up your deck with outdoor decor is a must for cozy lounge spaces! Browse outdoor rugs and cushions on our site to find the perfect fit for your style. Adding a layer of comfort can also protect against splinters from older wood and add definition between spaces. Our top style choice is mixing in SICO Paint’s colour of the year, Cobalt Blue!

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Light It Up

Another bright idea? Outdoor lights! From string lights to sconces, there’s no better way to enjoy a summer night than under a soft glow. Solar stake lights are a great “set it and forget it” eco-friendly option that are easy to squeeze into garden boxes or flower beds for a little extra pathway lighting wherever you need it.


Green Thumbs Up!

Last step to creating your perfect outdoor oasis? Greenery! If your outdoor space is a little less than green, shop our planters (or build your own!) to bring a little more life to your space. Pallet DIYs are great for creating a small space garden for flowers, herbs, or grasses! Even a small hanging basket can fulfill your green thumb and cheer up a balcony.

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Now that your space is comfy, cozy and decorated to perfection, you can enjoy all your summer fun in your custom designed DIY zone. Find your dream DIY projects and let our Kent Project Centre experts help you bring them to life and start loving your outdoor space!