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 kitchen and living space
Outdoor Kitchens
Perfect your outdoor kitchen and patio design.
L-shaped stone facade outdoor kichen, with sink, beer dispenser and a Big Green Egg.
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor kitchens can cost thousands to build, unless you DIY.
Pretty wood fence and green grass
Dear Angie: The fence that encloses my back yard is shared with three other neighbors and is in bad shape. With a shared fence, are maintenance or replacement costs typically also shared? – Steven O., Vallejo, California
Gray old fence next to fresh new fence
Dear Angie: What’s involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence? – Srinivasa V., Plano, Texas
broken chimney
Dear Angie: I gave a fencing contractor a $1,300 deposit on a $2,600 job. Months after we signed a contract, no work has been done. What should I do?