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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This outdoor living overhaul includes two patios, a pergola, a sprinkler system and an outdoor fireplace. All of which enhance the view of the Salt Lake Valley.
Patio slate used to build steps and walking area to a firepit and outdoor hot tub and spa area.
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Once they decided to update the landscape of their rocky yard, these homeowners hired a company to create three levels with space for a hot tub and fire pit.
Your outdoor kitchen should be built close to your existing house to make it easier for wiring electricity and plumbing to that location, says Wood. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Richard J. of Tampa, Fla.)
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You can easily create your dream outdoor entertainment space using pavers. One highly rated provider shares six helpful tips to simplify the process.
outdoor kitchen overlooking a lake
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If your idea of outdoor entertaining still involves a portable grill and a Styrofoam cooler, it might be time to upgrade.
stucco finish open outdoor kitchen on stone patio on near water
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Ready to bring the kitchen outdoors? Learn how much you should invest in an outdoor kitchen.