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Home away from home, Make your backyard a cottage get away!

There is a new trend occurring in southern Ontario. Many of you may have been wondering why your neighbor across the street is doing so much work on their backyard.

-"Isn't that such a waste of money! They are going a little overboard don't you think."

We here at Birk's understand that point of view however we kindly disagree. Many people are forgoing purchasing cottages and or selling their cottages to install a much cheaper luxury landscape in their backyard. This is much cheaper than spending the half a million or more someone would spend on a nice cottage now a days. You get to use it far more often, keep only one mortgage payment and only have a 5 second commute, walking too, and opening your backdoor. We are hearing of this trend time and time again when we go out on our quotes and to us it makes perfect sense a well landscaped backyard with a nice pool will normally run between 80 thousand and 250 depending on the size and the grandeur of the project, which is expensive, we understand but typically a fraction of the cost of owning a secondary home.