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. 

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Swimming Pools
Before you build a swimming pool, check out what highly rated experts and pool owners say you should consider while planning your backyard paradise.
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Swimming Pools
After taking a refreshing dip in your backyard pool, does your skin look like a scaly alligator or does your hair feel like straw?
A man removes debris from a swimming pool with a skim net.
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Are you having problems keeping the pool water blue?
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Seeking to capitalize on the warmer climes of their winter home, a couple hired a landscape pro to add flair to their backyard.
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Swimming Pools
What's the secret to keeping the water sparkling blue instead of nasty green?
 
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