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. 

Cable railings can save lumber costs and provide a better unobstructed view for your deck. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Jim L. of Savage, Minn.)
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The addition of railings to a deck not only adds extra security, but it also lets you express your personal style and improve the value of your home as well. Explore various railing styles and materials.
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From rotting cedar to PVC decking, this low-maintenance deck do-over is done right
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If you’re a homeowner with construction skills, you can figure out how to build a deck of any size.
Getting permits, picking the right contractor and selecting the best deck material for your needs are all important choices to make when building a new deck. (Photo courtesy of Red Deer Construction/DECKo)
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A highly rated deck builder shares his four top tips to make sure your new deck is built to be safe and long-lasting.
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