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. 

Meat in a smoker
Outdoor KitchensSmoker
If you want to serve tender ribs or brisket at your next barbecue, consider using a smoker.
Entertain your guests with a stunning DIY basement bar. (Photo courtesy of Ursula Carmona/Homemade by Carmona)
Deck & Patio FurnitureEntertainment and Party PlanningOutdoor KitchensFurnishings
A DIY bar is the perfect way to create a great space for entertaining.
painted white stone fireplace flanked by chair and sofa
Fireplace Mantels & HearthFireplace Accessories
If your fireplace looks outdated, consider a new fireplace design to brighten up your home.
outdoor kitchen
Outdoor Kitchens
Though growing in popularity, a full outdoor kitchen may require a large investment.
Outdoor kitchen with stainless steel grill, bar and stone patio
Outdoor Kitchens
Your outdoor kitchen may not get as much traffic as your indoor kitchen, but it’s more susceptible to dirt and damage because it’s exposed to weather.
 
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