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. 

(Photo by Brandon Smith)
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Ever consider taking to the trees?
The Swingset Guys not only installs swingsets from retail manufacturers, but builds custom sets as well. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Millan)
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The Swingset Guys specializes in swings, playhouses and other backyard playground equipment. The company was recognized with Super Service Awards in 2011 and 2012.
The most important thing when it comes to trampolines is to be aware of the risks and the safety guidelines to minimize your child's risk for injuries, says Jacobs. (Photo by The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group)
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There are risks with trampolines and many activities kids like to do. Being aware of the recommended safety guidelines can help parents minimize the risk for their children.
Some sets allow parents to choose which components to include, such as slides, swings or climbing walls. (Photo by Meranda Watling)
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Outdoor play sets, including swings and play houses, let Indy homeowners' children have fun outside on whimsical yet functional structures.
Brick colonial home with portico covered stoop
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A portico is an impressive addition to the front of a home.