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. 

newly stained deck
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Use chlorine bleach as a mold disinfectant for bathroom and kitchen countertops, tubs and shower glass, but not on wood decks.
There are a variety of finishes, colors and coats required when it comes to picking your stain. Talk to your local paint store for suggestions, says Cavagnaro. (Photo courtesy of Golden Boys Painting)
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If hiring a contractor isn't in the budget this year and you’re ready to take on the project yourself, learn these three easy steps to staining your deck.
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Find out why experts say staining your deck is often the better choice.
an elevated deck
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The crawlspace under an elevated deck can be the center of many common problems.
Wood deck
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Learn the tips and tricks for staining a deck correctly.
 
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