Creative ideas and cool products to help you turn your yard into an inviting oasis for family fun and festive gatherings.
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Looking for a rocking chair or a dining table for your deck or patio? Save money by shopping your attic or basement and giving pieces you already own a weather-resistant finish. Here's how to prep different materials for a new life outdoors.
How to Weatherproof Furniture
How to add a touch of Zen to your patio or garden that's as pleasing and compact as it is easy to care for.
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This Old House Video (How to Make a Lily Pond)
Photo: | thisoldhouse.com | from How to Make a Lily Pond I don't really want the lily pond feature but I love the overall look, shape, and size of the "planter".
How to Make a Lily Pond
Use folding wood panels to build a privacy screen that will dress up your landscape and block out its less appealing aspects
How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Screen
A side portion of this rebuilt front porch is screened to allow the homeowners to enjoy insect-free summer evenings alfresco. The porch ceiling is painted a traditional blue.
Room at the Top for a Classic American Foursquare
Add fabric panels to an arbor to create your own personal cabana. Low to the ground, lounge-like furniture covered in sumptuous outdoor fabrics and large floor cushions add to the zen, relaxed vibe of a poolside cabana.
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For my moms house
A poolside arbor draped in outdoor fabric with low, lounge-like patio furniture creates a unique vacation-vibe in this outdoor space.
Good Life of Design: Blue & White In A Summer Garden
I love the curtains!
The flickering glow from candles housed in hanging mason jars draw guests like moths to this backyard pergola.
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Ahhhh, warm summer nights and we like this in the backyard!
20 Beautiful Patios on a Budget
20 budget patio ideas love the curtains
mason jar ceiling
Oh my gosh! I'd love to do THIS for my backyard pergola!
beautiful outdoor space
Festive backyard patio!
Designers' Cheat Sheet: To create a good-looking and efficient outdoor kitchen, follow these rules of thumb
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Designer's Cheat Sheet | Read This Before You Put In an Outdoor Kitchen | This Old House Mobile
Read This Before You Put In an Outdoor Kitchen
Comfy space carved off a back deck...for napping, reading a good book, or sharing a glass of wine with friends.
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My Little Itch — Outdoor seating
Perfect for the bottom part of our deck!!!! Sitting Area Outside - When creating an outdoor room, think comfort. For upholstered furniture, use outdoor fabrics and synthetic fill. All-weather curtains cast welcome shade from the sun. Great color combination www.shopreddoordesigns.com Via BHG
This outdoor space is decorated with low-maintenance (and drought-tolerant) plants. great color combo too!
Outdoor Room beer bottle hanging from pergola
Outdoor Room, Turn a dull deck or patio into entertainment central.
Get This Look: Cozy Outdoor Room | 8 ideas to design an inviting outdoor space from Remodelaholic.com #getthislook #outdoorroom @Remodelaholic .com #stylecure
bright greens + blues on a raised deck = fun place to lounge and entertain #outdoor #living #rooms #patios #decks #porches
Purple glass Moroccan-style lights, dappled shade from a pergola roof, lots of greenery goodness and comfy have-a-seat outdoor furniture make this a most inviting space.
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Outdoor Room Ideas home travel living decor nature garden inspiration ideas | Stories by Joseph Radhik
Curl up on this comfy couch after taking a dip for a nap or lunch with friends! We love the purple accents throughout. Beautiful Patio Decor! #home #ideas #design
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Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds. [...] choose items that can easily be moved, such as lightweight flowerpots or planters on wheels, says Lambton, host of the gardening design series âGoing Yardâ on HGTV. âIt's an easy DIY thing,â he says, to buy an assortment of inexpensive plastic pots and paint them to match your outdoor dÃ©cor. âThe easiest way to make small outdoor spaces appear smaller is to fill them with lots of pieces,â says Flynn, founder of the design website decordemon.com. If the home's exterior is more attractive than the outdoor view, Flynn says, consider positioning seats so you'll face your home rather than looking away from it. âI usually paint concrete slabs (the floor) a bold color or an accent color carried out from an adjacent room,â Flynn says. Flynn also suggests using outdoor curtains for a burst of color, and to block an unattractive view or hide items like electrical boxes and storage bins. Once you've created your canvas, he says, pick up some exterior latex paint, then get as abstract as you want to play with color, shape and texture..
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We love how this kitchen connects directly with the patio for an easily accessible outdoor dining room
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Refrigerator in pantry room with built in storage around it.
The pantry built-ins are 2½ feet deep rather than the usual 24 inches, creating a flush facade with the standard-depth refrigerator and providing extra stowaway space thisoldhouse.com |
Photo: Wendell T. Webber | thisoldhouse.com | from A Functional Kitchen Layout With Period Details
A Functional Kitchen Layout With Period Details
Corrugated metal sheets and pressure-treated wood make for a practical and inexpensive outdoor shower. Via Land's End Development
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An outdoor shower design | I want to do this!! | georgianadesign: Leech Lake outdoor shower, MN. Lands End Development - Designers Builders.
Outside shower georgianadesign: Leech Lake outdoor shower, MN. Lands End Development - Designers Builders.
Something like this would be great to have at the property #outdoorshower #changingarea
Outdoor Shower idea. The works are all copper parts from Home Depot... Looks very retro...Leech Lake outdoor shower, MN. Lands End Development - Designers Builders.
outdoor shower -Beach house anyone?
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This tiny backyard cottage was once a little schoolhouse! The owners wanted to preserve the great details, like the flared roof. They jacked up the house and made it level, replaced shingles, repaired the original windows, and installed Bermuda shutters for extra charm.
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Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV
This upgrade of the classic family-barbecue staple features a trestle-and-slat design so handsome it will win praise even when it's not in use. Prep your favorite new entertaining fixture in time for warm weather
Inspired by benches spotted at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this handsome bench has a secret to hide. The open-bottomed design doubles as a sneaky compost bin.
Create an architectural feature and the perfect outdoor reading spot by building an arbor bench like the one shown here
Create a perch—or several—for admiring your landscaping handiwork! Here are 12 outdoor seats to improve your yard appeal and increase your capacity for entertaining.
Add lighting inside your chicken coop: Egg production tapers off when hens don't catch enough rays. Just be sure to select bulbs that cast a warm glow—as the chandelier shown here does—since bluish-white light won't trigger laying.
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Photo:+Misty+Keasler/Redux+Pictures+|+thisoldhouse.com+|+from+10+Ways+to+Build+a+Better+Chicken+Coop-not going to lie, my hypothetical chicken house definitely has a chandelier
From This Old House: build a better chicken coop, chandelier inside chicken coop
build a better chicken coop, chandelier inside chicken coop Egg production tapers off when hens don't catch enough rays, which explains why many flocks stop producing completely in winter. A little mood lighting inside their coop, however, can help compensate for the shorter days. Just be sure to select bulbs that cast a warm glow—as the chandelier shown here does—since bluish-white light won't trigger laying.
Install vents in your chicken coop: Chickens get sick if the air inside their coop doesn't circulate. The screened-in gap between the walls and slanted roof of this coop lets hot air escape without causing a draft in the sleeping quarters below.
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build a better chicken coop Install Vents Chickens get sick if the air inside their coop doesn't circulate. The screened-in gap between the walls and slanted roof of this coop lets hot air escape without causing a draft in the sleeping quarters below.
Air circulates well in this one without causing a draft in sleeping quarters ... build a better chicken coop
Erect a green screen in spring: Plants need time to green up before you start lounging on the deck or porch this summer. Start with a premade trellis, which comes in a variety of sizes in cedar or rust-resistant metal.
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back deck designs | How to Build a Pergola on a Deck : Wood Deck Pergola Design
Porch pergola and lattice side for privacy... would love for back porch
Deck Pergola - This outdoor room was created on a deck using the pergola, railing and lattice to establish privacy and define a space. When combined with plants and climbing vines a very attractive natural setting is created. Added shade can be achieved with the introduction of fabric canopies or acrylic inserts placed between the rafters. http://www.trellisstructures.com/pergolas/ap01-attached-pergola.html
Wood Deck Pergola Design Ideas; privacy screens
ooohhh...pergola with lattice! Front deck off bedroom
contrasting pergola privacy screen and railing. nice affect for backyard deck
Cedar Deck Ideas : How to Build a Pergola on a Deck, with privacy screen.
12 Spring Fix-Ups That Save You Money
Think convenience with your chicken coop: Keep in mind that chickens need fresh food and water daily and their quarters need cleaning regularly. A walk-in design makes scrubbing down the coop's interior less of a chore, while built-in storage and even a rain-collection system can save time. This walk-in setup includes a well-sealed metal trash can, perfect for stashing feed.