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Outdoor Living

Decks, pergolas, fire pits and paving stones... here are ideas and products for your backyard, patio or porch. Create the outdoor space of your dreams.

Three ways to add a fire pit to your outdoor space.

3 Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas - Home Improvement Blog

Outdoor Fall Harvest Party Ideas With a Rustic Style: Pottery jack-o-lanterns, plaid wool blanket, an Adirondack chair and a vintage pick-up create a classic look for this Halloween party. See more of this terrific styling by Kristin Cadwallader of Bliss at Home.... on The Home Depot Blog. || @Kristin Cadwallader [BLISS AT HOME]

Outdoor Fall Harvest Party Ideas With a Classic Americana Style

Sometimes all it takes to reinvigorate your patio or porch is a fresh paint job. Click through to see what creative pattern blogger Brittany picked to make her patio go from drab to dramatic. || @brittanymakes

Small Patio Ideas: A Patio Makeover Revisited --The Home Depot

Cut both live, green growth and deadwood with this bypass pruner/folding saw set. Cuts are clean, with no ragged edges. Non-slip softgrip handles are easy on your hands, too.

This patio heater has large cone-shaped burners to produce enough to heat up to 120 sq. ft., and the reflectors are adjustable to direct the heat where you need it the most. Enjoy your patio more days a year with this outdoor heater.

This distinctive Denali Round Blue Glass Fire Pit offers a large table covered with gorgeous blue glass tiles, a durable stainless steel fire bowl and an elegant stand design.

It's easier than you might think to build your own porch swing. Read along as the ladies of Shanty2Chic blog demonstrate how to build this beautiful swing. ||

Porch Swing - DIY - Shanty 2 Chic

DIY Outdoor Lights: How to make Tin Can Lanterns from soup cans. What a great idea from Grow Creative! || @Grow Creative

Grow Creative: Tin Can Lanterns Tutorial

Our tire swing is made from recycled tires. It is fully assembled and ready to hang for plenty of wholesome tire swing fun. The kids or grandkids will love it!

Pony Pal Tire Swing-MM00107 at The Home Depot

This repurposed beverage cart looks smashing on blogger Amber Kemp-Gerstel's Miami apartment balcony. Check out the faux grass, too!

This leaf blower operates cordlessly on battery power, or you can plug it in to an extension cord. This light-weight blower is a lot quieter than a gas blower, too. The battery works with other Ryobi tools, too, for even more convenience.

Staining your concrete floor can make your sunroom, patio, basement or garage look smashing. Sherry and John of Young House Love show you how easy it is to do. || @Sherry @ Young House Love

How To Stain A Concrete Floor

This stainless steel outdoor heater looks nice, and with the warmth it provides, you'll be able to enjoy your deck or patio several more days a year. It has a "piezoelectric igniter". That sounds pretty fancy, but it's the kind of igniter you have on your camp stove. That makes this heater easy to start.

A fire pit can adds several weeks of enjoyment to your deck or backyard when the weather gets chilly. They're great for roasting marshmallows in the warmer months, too. This fire pit features a natural slate top complete with copper inlays for a sophisticated look.

This steel leaf rake is strong enough to handle the toughest jobs... and the toughest handling: "It's sturdy and survived rough use by teenagers. This was purchased for a Scout project to re-landscape a garden at the church. I was unsure if the rake would survive their enthusiastic (brutal!) force, but it surely did." -Home Depot customer who goes by the handle "safe"

Razor-Back 24-Tine Steel Rake-2915200 at The Home Depot

Check out these tips and hints for hanging string lights on your patio or deck from A Beautiful Mess. || @Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

Party Alcove Party Lights Tips - A Beautiful Mess

These plastic lights have a color-changing LED in each that automatically light up at night. The LED bulbs will never need to be replaced and will remain cool to the touch. These solar lights gather energy from the sun during the day, and then automatically come on at dusk to provide outdoor lighting exactly where you want it.

Here's a fun take on volleyball suitable for hot summer days in the backyard. It's "water volleyball," a fun outdoor game thought up by Michelle Hinckley of 4 Men 1 Lady. Click through for the tutorial for this PVC project (and two others) on The Home Depot Blog. || @Michelle (4 Men 1 Lady) (

This adorable kids' playhouse started out as an old tool shed in bad disrepair. The transformation is simply amazing. Click through to see how Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay created this magical space for her little girls. || @Joni Lay / Lay Baby Lay

An Amazing Kids' Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed

Check out the DIY Macrame Badminton Net next to the lovely backyard lounging area-- by Rayan Turner || @Rayan Turner / The Design Confidential

A Cool Outdoor Game DIY with a Twist - The Home Depot

This is a brilliant DIY project! It's an outdoor mosaic top table that converts to a checkers table. Click through for the tutorial by Ashley Phipps of Simply Designing. || @Simply Designing {Ashley Phipps}

DIY Outdoor Checkers Game Table - The Home Depot

What a fun new twist on cornhole! Blogger Liz Marie calls it Simon Says Cornhole. It would be great for family time in the backyard or a fun game to play while tailgating. See more on The Home Depot Blog. ||

Backyard Game DIY: A New Way to Play Cornhole - The Home Depot

We love this DIY backyard Quidditch game designed by Summer Hogan of Simple Stylings. It's a simplified version of the Harry Potter game for your little wizards when they're home from Hogwarts. See it on The Home Depot Blog. || @Simple Stylings

DIY Backyard Quidditch Game for Little Muggles - The Home Depot

Check out this fun DIY-- Kids' Sprinkler Limbo Made from PVC Pipe.

DIY Outdoor Games: Kids' Sprinkler Limbo Made from PVC Pipe