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. 

house on a lake
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsDock Building and Repair
Landscaping projects near water often have sloping and floodplain issues. It takes extra planning to create your perfect lakeside escape.
lake house with dock (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsDock Building and Repair
A shoreline landscaper knows how to care for your lake house or waterfront property’s landscaping.
Bob Kelly reading newspaper on houseboat upper deck (Photo by Mike Hentz)
Home OwnershipBoating ServicesDock Building and Repair
Bob Kelly explains the ups and downs of life on a houseboat docked in a marina in Key West, Florida. The retiree discusses buying a boat, maintenance and more.
boat on a lake
Boating ServicesDock Building and Repair
Charlotte lake users turn to local boat experts to tackle boat maintenance on Norman, Wylie and Mountain Island lakes.
three people on sailboat in open water
Boating ServicesDock Building and Repair
Regular sailboat maintenance is key to safety on the water and the long-term health of your boat. Here are four essential tips to keep your investment afloat.