Outdoor Living Basics

Today, many individuals are taking their home decor and living spaces outside. Outdoor living can consist of designing and creating unique outdoor spaces through construction or landscaping projects - from staining decks to building a koi pond with a cascading waterfall we've got you covered. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces for entertaining purposes, while others are installing unique lighting concepts to reveal the beauty of their yardwork at night. Whichever project you decide to tackle, Angie's List is here to help you figure out the best way to begin transforming your outdoor living space. 

building a deck (Photo by Photo courtesy of Rock Solid Builders)
Wood DeckingDeck
Your backyard: It’s your own private outdoor oasis, and you want it to look its best.
fiberglass saltwater swimming pool
Swimming Pools
Want to install a pool? Explore costs for three types of in-ground pools, plus an above-ground pool.
a drained pool with cloudy water and algae buildup stains on the pool wall.
Swimming Pools
Owning a swimming pool isn’t cheap.
Customers without regular service during the colder months often don’t realize they have issues until swimming season begins, says Coleman. (Photo courtesy of AquaSense Pools)
Swimming Pools
One highly rated provider explains the reasons you may want to consider keeping pool service during the colder months to ensure your pool is ready for summer.
man inspects a residential swimming pool pump and filters during his weekly visit.
Swimming PoolsHot Tubs & Saunas
A pool inspection is critical if you're considering purchasing a house with a pool, spa or hot tub.