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. 

Clean and refill your spa with fresh water every three to four months, or if you're a more frequent user, every six weeks, Dixon says. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Randy B. of Dallas)
Hot Tubs & Saunas
Keep your hot tub or spa bubbly, well-maintained and ready for almost any condition using these tips from a highly rated hot tub pro.
Hot tub showroom
Hot Tubs & Saunas
Expect to pay between $5,000 and $15,000 to install a hot tub. The exact cost depends on the hot tub's size, features and quality.
Hot Springs Spa portable hot tub installed inside
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Don't bring that hot tub inside until you plan for water access, drainage, flooring, moisture and air circulation.
Hot tub cleaning
Hot Tubs & Saunas
E. coli, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis and other germs can grow in your hot tub with without proper care.
Infrared sauna
Hot Tubs & Saunas
Infrared saunas are ideal for those who want the benefits of heat therapy without the steam.