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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.

Outdoor Living

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For more flexibility in your outdoor seating, build your own modular sectionals for the porch or patio. Follow along with the bloggers from Shanty 2 Chic as they take you step by step through the process. ||

DIY Modular Outdoor Seating - Shanty 2 Chic

Freshen up the front porch with a mix of old and new. Fresh sunshiney pansies liven up a vintage mint green picnic basket. Visit Pam at House of Hawthornes for a lively display of front porch style. || Pam @ House of Hawthornes

Colorful Spring Front Porch

Here's good advice on how to stain a deck from Effortless Style.

DIY STAINING A DECK - Effortless Style BlogEffortless Style Blog

This bronze lantern is very popular on Pinterest. Practical-minded Santas take heed.

This multi-purpose, 10 ft. x 8 ft. shed features premium 2x4 wood framing and a robust 582 cu. ft. of storage capacity, providing that extra space you need to store all your outdoor yard tools and lawn gear.

This three piece Bistro Set will be a beautiful addition to your patio, balcony or outdoor entertainment area. Bistro sets are perfect for any small space, or to accent a larger space.

These mercury solar lights are beautiful and easy to set up. They'll look beautiful on your patio day and night.

Enjoying the outdoors is more fun when you have a cold beverage within reach. Maximize your patio with a DIY picnic table that has a built-in cooler. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Cement Planters-- a tutorial from Sugar and Charm | Sugar and Charm

There’s nothing better for adding an elegant, magical ambiance to your back yard or deck than outdoor lighting.

DIY Landscape Lighting - The Home Depot

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