Backyard Landscape Ideas to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

An outdoor dining table underneath a purple dusk sky

It’s easy to neglect your backyard when the temperatures are below zero or spring rain is in the forecast, but warm weather is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor space. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about backyard landscaping ideas that will make your backyard more inviting. In preparation…

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Limited Time: Two Special Offers To Help With The Total Cost

$2500 off landscape design

As the founder and owner of Green Side Up Contracting, I’m proud to say that we’re one of the most respected contracting companies in Toronto. For over 22 years, we’ve been dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service to homeowners in Toronto and beyond. At Green Side Up Contracting, we believe that your…

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What Are Helical Piles?

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I often get asked what helical piles are and what is the difference between helical piles and concrete footings. I’ll start off by explaining what a helical pile is: Helical piles are hollow steel tubes that are used to stabilize structures by anchoring the load to the surrounding ground, much like a driven pile. However, the…

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Best of HomeStars Awards 2023


January 25th, 2023 – Today, HomeStars announced Green Side Up Contracting Inc has been selected as the 2023 Best of Best Award Winner. The Best of HomeStars Awards 2023 in HomeStars’ yearly honours where they celebrate pros who go above and beyond when it comes to their three pillars of integrity, customer service, and consistency. This prestigious award recognizes the best…

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Why You Should Hire Us In 2024

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Green Side Up Contracting Inc. (GSU) is a professional member of Landscape Ontario & an authorized TrexPro – GOLD status! Over the last 23+ years GSU has established ourselves within the construction industry as an honest and reputable contractor. We have earned this reputation by shaping the company around four core values: honesty, transparency, quality…

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Best of HomeStars Awards 2021


Toronto, ON — February 11, 2020 — Green Side Up Contracting announced today that they have been chosen as a 2020 HomeStars Best of Award Winner. The Best of Awards recognize the best pros in the HomeStars network of over 60k pros, vetted and selected for their unwavering dedication to customer services and excellence in…

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Man Cave Basements

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Although some may find it a laughable subject, a “man cave” is a pretty significant addition to any home a man dwells in, and can also be considered a way of life in 2023. Over the last decade or so, these male dominated areas have been embraced by many households and have substantially increased in…

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Contemporary Bathroom Ideas

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In today’s age, having a clean bathroom is not the only thing that matters to both your property value and your houseguests. What is equally and perhaps more important is keeping up with a contemporary look that is constantly ever changing. The desired look of most washrooms now has a modern and spa-like appearance to…

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Custom Kitchen Design Ideas In 2024

kitchen with family room

When customizing a kitchen, the most important question you have to ask yourself is: what inspires you? What makes you want to both cook and eat whatever it is that you desire? Whether it is a rustic, traditional country style, or a sleek and modern colder aesthetic – this is where you’ll be spending the…

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Country Kitchen Design Ideas In 2024


Design & Style Most country kitchen designs have a comfy, snug aesthetic to them.  Although they are typically rustic with an older appearance, more modern and up-to-date approaches are being fused with the country-look. Rural kitchen designs are usually lively and welcoming, with woven baskets and flowery themed. It’s an easy, casual look combined with…

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5 Great Basement Ideas In 2024

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Games Room Creating an entertainment filled, games room is one of the best ways to create fun and excitement to your basement. The games that are the most desired are the arcade style, vintage video games that you don’t need to put in change for. Some classic games such as darts and beer-pong would make…

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How To Add A Private Entrance To A Basement Apartment

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We all know that adding a private entrance to a basement apartment is the best way to officially complete the transformation from basement to apartment. The difficulty is actually accomplishing this task. There are several legal and basic requirements that you have to adhere by in order to make a private entrance legitimate. Existing Basement…

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5 Hacks To Save Money When Renovating Your Bathroom

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Re-modeling and renovating your bathroom can definitely be a costly and intimidating endeavor – but it doesn’t have to be. There are always ways to save money, even if you want to completely overhaul your washroom. The key is to have an open mind and to realize that small steps can make a massive difference…

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5 Best Tile Floors To Use In Your Bathroom


Careful thought needs to be put into choosing what type of tiles you want for your personal bathroom. This is primarily because these floors get exposed to a lot of liquid and other substances as is the nature with bathrooms. Here are some of the best choices: Ceramic Tile These tiles are extremely high-maintenance and…

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