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. 

how to install deck stairs
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Here's a step-by-step guide to DIY deck stairs.
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If your deck is level with your home’s floor, you’re sending out an invitation to unwelcome guests.
multilevel deck stained charcoal gray deck
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Need to refinish your deck but can't remember what product you used last time? Here’s how to tell what kind of deck paint or wood stain you have and which is best.
Composite Deck
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Neglecting your deck before a renovation could cost you.
If your deck's frame isn't securely attached to your house with heavy-duty bolts, you could risk a collapse when the deck pulls away from the house (Photo courtesy of Samson Contracting LLC)
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Without the proper construction techniques, your deck could put you at a safety risk.
 
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