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. 

Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire PitsFirewood
Before lighting the first fire of the season, check to ensure your outdoor fireplace is working properly.
fire pit and surrounding seats
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesOutdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits
Our home is our sanctuary.
Concrete blocks and other noncombustible stones are ideal for fire pits. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Christina W. of New Baltimore, Mich.)
Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire Pits
Learn the steps you'll need to take to build your own backyard fire pit.
fire pit-Virginia
Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire PitsHardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
Before you gather around the outdoor fireplace this fall, make sure your fire pit is safely away from nearby buildings, trees and bushes.
Outdoor kitchen
Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire PitsOutdoor KitchensOutdoor Water Fountains and Ponds
Plan ahead and take the right steps to make the most of your outdoor extravaganza.