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. 

broken deck boards
Deck MaintenanceDeck
If your deck or porch sags or bounces, it needs some attention from a professional contractor.
A deck and patio
Deck & Patio FurnitureDeck MaintenanceDeck and Patio Awnings
If you're trying to choose between a deck and a patio your yard, budget and goals for the space will all be factors.
Covered deck
Deck Maintenance
Consider adding to your deck with post caps, a gazebo and more.
The right furniture can accent a nice deck. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Dawn K. of Cordova, Tennessee)
Deck MaintenanceDeckOutdoor
Deck furniture can create an inviting outdoor space for the family to enjoy.
Keeping your wooden deck looking its best requires regular maintenance and upkeep. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member James H. of Egan, Minn.)
Deck Maintenance
A wood deck can quickly start to look weathered and old if you aren't taking care of it.