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. 

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)
Deck MaintenanceDeck
Without the proper construction techniques, your deck could put you at a safety risk.
deck with dining set
Deck MaintenanceWood DeckingDeck
Wooden decks can deteriorate quickly without proper care and regular maintenance. Follow these 10 guidelines to make your wood deck last as long as possible.
Indianapolis stained deck with benches
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A local deck builder talks about adding or renovating a deck or porch.
composite deck boards installed over old wood
Deck MaintenanceDeck
Is the lumber on your aging deck hard to clean or splintering? Check out how this homeowner tackled the issue by replacing lumber with a synthetic material.
deck with furniture and plant
Deck MaintenanceDeck
Tips and advice on deck installation and care to make sure your outdoor retreat stays in great shape.