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. 

koi pond
Outdoor Water Fountains and PondsFountain
If you have a koi pond or water feature, you know how much work it takes to keep it looking good. Check out my step-by-step guide to prep your pond for spring.
frozen fountain spout
Outdoor Water Fountains and PondsFountain
Learn to protect water features such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains during winter from the damaging effects of freezing and thawing water.
garden with water fountain
Do you enjoy the tuneful splash of your garden fountain? Keep it flowing freely and the water music playing with regular fountain maintenance and cleaning.
cat with DIY cat toys
Pet Area
Learn how to make DIY cat toys that will not only entertain, but will be free of poisonous rubber and harmful chemicals.
window seat under a bay window
Pet Area
Does your cat or dog like to watch the birds and wildlife outside your window?