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. 

screened in porch with dining table and patio furniture set
Porches & SunroomsPorch
Can't decide between an enclosed porch or a sunroom? Here's what you need to know.
large front porch with rocking chairs and area rug (Photo by Mike Fender)
Porches & SunroomsPorch
Learn how to boost your home’s curb appeal with these creative front porch decorating ideas, and punch up your front porch designs from floor to ceiling!
front porch with painted stripes
Porches & SunroomsPorch
Add curb appeal to your home by painting stripes on your front porch to make it pop.
porch decorated for spring
Porches & SunroomsInterior Designers and Decorating
Get ready for spring by prepping and decorating your porch.
stained deck with lattice walls pergola and sectional outdoor couch
OutdoorDeck and Patio AwningsGazebos & PergolasHiring a ContractorPlanning a RemodelPorches & Sunrooms
If you're going to build a deck, patio or outdoor kitchen this spring, set your budget and start looking for a builder now. Here's how to do it in four easy steps.