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. 

Pella sunroom with windows
An East Coast remodeler recommends planning your enclosed porch project in spring, summer or fall.
Taking proper care of your screened-in porch will make it a focal point of your home in spring and summer. (Photo courtesy of Tim Shaver, owner of Home Improvements in Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Screened-in porches have become a focal point for many homes. Experts explain some of the latest trends in porches and how to get them ready for spring.
screened in patio with side entry door.
Custom-fit screen enhances San Antonio couple’s backyard living space and gives additional time outside with cooler temperatures, shade and bug protection
 (Photo by Photo courtesy of Alan Levine)
Dock Building and Repair
The cost to build a boat dock averages $14,075. Most jobs cost between $3,173 and $25,306.
shoreline landscaping of lakefront property
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsDock Building and Repair
When is the best time of year to schedule shoreline landscaping for your waterfront property?