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15 Cheap Backyard Ideas

Make these cheap and easy DIY projects to quickly transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis. Cinder blocks can be transformed into seating for your backyard or patio. Espalier a tree, try vertical gardening, or add lights and vintage elements. Check out these clever and creative ideas, and make your yard and garden look gorgeous today!

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No More Cookie Cutter Landscapes! How to Differentiate Your Yard

Make your yard stand out from the rest with a unique and interesting landscape plan. Browse from our gallery of lawns, yards, patio and porches that utilize unique patios, garden gates, water features and garden beds that will give you a major boost in curb appeal.

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Deal of the Day: Up to 50% Off Outdoor at Home Decorators Collection

Summer may be turning into fall, but there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy the great outdoors! That’s what sweaters, boots, and cozy outdoor furniture and accessories are for. And thankfully, those outdoor items to transform your backyard (from decorative pillows to seat cushions and more) are on sale for up to 50% off at Home Decorators Collection!

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15 Tips for Outdoor Living Spaces

Trying to determine the best ways to use your outdoor living areas? Follow our tips and tricks to ensure a beautiful and effective space. You’ll want to establish traffic patterns, add a fire source, make sure there is adequate (not excessive) seating, create a focal point, and more! Your outdoor space will soon look fabulous.

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Build Wooden Exterior Steps

In just a few hours, you could make your own set of wooden steps! A precut stringer that supports treads and riser boards saves time spent making complicated measurements. With just a little measuring, cutting and securing into place, your steps will be complete! Just paint or stain later, and voila! You have a brand-new set of beautiful, DIY steps!

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15 Cozy Outdoor Rooms

Create an amazing outdoor room with these simple suggestions! A canopy, curtains, and an area rug are a great place to begin when designating an outdoor room. You may want to make an open space around a fire pit, create a space to cool off under an umbrella, or relax on a patio under a pergola! These great inspiration ideas will encourage you to make your own outdoor oasis.

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13 Tips to Make Your Deck More Private

Do you wish your deck was more private? Consider adding fences, trees, vines, roofs (such as a pergola), water sounds (to mask the noise of neighbors or streets), a trellis, an awning, or another one of our creative ideas. Make your porch, patio, or deck into a beautiful retreat with lots of privacy, thanks to these great ideas.

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20 Ways to Upgrade Your Deck

If your deck is in need of a refresh, find out how you can make it look better than ever! Start by cleaning, repairing, and staining the boards so that your foundation is solid. Consider seating and storage when planning, as well as covers, rails, and the natural surroundings (try adding potted plants, for example). Before long, your deck will become a fabulous outdoor place.

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10 Easy-to-Install Decking Tiles

Spend just a weekend making over your deck with these snap into place decking tiles. See a variety of styles and stains that will fit flawlessly with your backyard and landscaping plans.

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The Prettiest Porches that Ever Happened: Secrets Revealed

You need to check out these fabulous porches for inspiration ideas to use when redecorating your own porch! If you want a southern-style porch, a pretty porch swing, a pastel vintage vibe, colorful accents, or cute and charming details, you’re in luck. There are porches designed for every taste. Plan out seating, colors, and accessories in relation to the scale and style of your porch. Before long, you’ll love the look of your porch.

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Backyard Patio Transformation

Get inspired by these amazing ideas for transforming a backyard patio area! This homeowner’s small backyard patio was extended to accommodate more seating and socializing needed for outdoor entertaining. Smart and stylish touches (like a potting bench becoming an outdoor buffet area) make this space beautiful and full of character. Also, be sure to check out our DIY tips so that you can make your own outdoor paradise!

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How to Install a Walkway

In just a few days, you can have the fabulous walkway you’ve been dreaming about! Check out our step-by-step instructions for how to install a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway. Installing yourself is much cheaper than hiring someone else to do the job, and you’ll love the quick, easy, and amazing results!

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How to Make an Urn Fountain

Find out how you can make your own DIY bubbling urn fountain! This pretty fountain will add beautiful sounds of moving water and will look amazing in your yard or garden. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to create a fountain of your own that will look lovely in your landscape!

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Easy Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

See how to add privacy and beauty to your backyard so it really feels like an oasis. Our budget friendly privacy ideas include planting trees, putting up a fence, adding hedges and flowers to the perimeter of your home and putting up a pergola.

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10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Design your dream backyard with the help of these landscaping tips and ideas. Creating a beautiful outdoor space full of trees, furniture, and plants is made easy when you follow this helpful guide.

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No More Cookie Cutter Landscapes! How to Differentiate Your Yard

Make your yard stand out from the rest with a unique and interesting landscape plan. Browse from our gallery of lawns, yards, patio and porches that utilize unique patios, garden gates, water features and garden beds that will give you a major boost in curb appeal.

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Deal of the Day: 60% Off This Adorable Wagon Planter

This wagon planter will look so cute on your front porch! Add some pretty plants to this little ride, and you’ll have the sweet farmhouse flair you’ve been wanting to give your outdoor space. Plus, how can you say no to 60% off?

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Painting Wicker

Wish your wicker was a different color? Don’t worry, it’s easy to transform the wicker pieces you already own with a new coat of paint, and perhaps a coat of stain as well (this will deepen the look of darker colors). Find out what you’ll need, and follow our simple step-by-step instructions.

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9 Budget-Friendly Backyard Ideas

You can create a beautiful backyard without breaking the bank, thanks to these clever and creative DIY ideas. Try building your own fire pit, updating vintage furniture, adding pretty string lights, and more! These great ideas will make your yard an outdoor paradise you’ll want to spend all your summer evenings relaxing in.

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Bring the Indoors Out: Boho-Vintage Porch Decor

The key to making a totally cozy boho-vintage porch? Looking indoors for inspiration! Light weight furniture with outdoor fabric, enough repetition to tie the look together, and a great blend of bright colors in the pillows and lamp capture that boho vibe. This lounge-y screened-in porch is perfect for relaxing or having parties.

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Get the look: Porch Swing Daybeds

Create a relaxing front patio with a porch swing daybed your whole family can use to relax. We've rounded up our favorite awesome options that are perfect for decks of beach homes or other homes.

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Deal of the Day: Just $85 Axxonn Fire Pit

This fire pit is the perfect addition to your backyard or patio. Cozy up around the fire with a fire pit made out of rust-proof material that also gives it a rustic look.

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DIY-ify: 8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard or Patio

These easy DIY backyard ideas are perfect for those who are decorating and landscaping on a budget. You can create a beautiful patio or porch for a cheap price when you make some of the decor yourself.

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Front Porch Design Ideas: Wrap-Around Porches

Whether you're dreaming of a rustic farmhouse wrap around porch or a restored Victorian porch, make your dreams come true with your next remodeling project! Get inspired by our ideas, and then create your own! Watch sunsets and storms under your comfortable double-sided outdoor shelter. Just like in interior architecture, don’t forget to consider color and texture within your design.

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7 Unexpected Ways to Use String Lights

What’s not to love about string lights? Sparkly lights add instant style to your porch, patio, deck, or other outdoor space on summer nights (but they also look great indoors, too). Try fun lantern lights, caged bulbs, twinkle lights with a subtle sparkle, Mason jar string lights, and more! You’ll love these great lighting options.

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