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. 

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.
eco-friendly interior design remodel
Interior Designers and DecoratingSustainable Living & Design
Looking to go green? A growing niche of interior designers with a green focus are incorporating Earth-friendly practices and products into interior design.
saltwater pool
Swimming Pools
It will cost between $1,500 and $2,500 for the saltwater chlorination system, depending on the size of the pool.
New aesthetic features by Knox Pools transformed and updated Gregory N.'s pool. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Gregory N. of Delray Beach, Fla.)
Swimming Pools
Delray Beach, Florida, homeowner transforms pool into a work of art with pool marcite plaster, LED underwater lights, a waterfall and makes mechanical upgrades.
Before Dennis McGullicuddy had his pool resurfaced, it would leak water and swimmers would hurt their feet when walking on the pool's floor. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dennis McGillicuddy of Round Rock, Texas)
Swimming Pools
Tired of stepping on their chipped pool surface, Austin homeowners have their swimming pool resurfaced to repair cracks and minimize lost water.