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An outdoor rug can cover a worn or unremarkable surface while also adding warmth, color, and an indoor touch. This rug echoes the vibrant hues of the annual blooms nearby. Similar to shown: Koko Company Melange 6-by-8-foot Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat in Tutti Frutti Red Mix, about $100; Hayneedle.com
There's no reason you can't relive the kiddie pool parties of your youth! Set up a bounce house, some large kiddie pools, a ball pit, and an ice cream station, and get ready for fun.
5 Fantastic Backyard Party Ideas to Take You Through Summer
Strands of bulbs powered by the sun are an easy way to light up a far-flung garden room. A solar panel staked in the ground harvests enough energy for 6 to 8 hours of illumination. Add a candle chandelier to enhance the mood. Solar String Lights with 200 bulbs, about $40; Plow and Hearth. Wrought Iron 6 Arm Candle Chandelier with Bird Cage, about $40; Amazon.com
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Photo: Keller + Keller | thisoldhouse.com | from 13 Ideas for Creating Garden Retreats
garden retreat with solar string lights
A 12-foot-long outdoor kitchen handcrafted of construction-grade Douglas Fir is just one of many fabulous features in this fabulous garden retreat. Take the tour at thehorticult.com and you won't be disappointed!
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This outdoor sink and counter are gorgeous!!!!
Outdoor chalkboard wall
Outdoor kitchen with chalkboard paint wall
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An ornate metal structure evokes a Victorian-era English country garden and offers a romantic prefab option for a backyard room. Similar to shown: Lattice Pavilion made of powder-coated steel in a hammered-bronze finish, about $1,800; Garden.com
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Photo: Keller + Keller | thisoldhouse.com | from 13 Ideas for Creating Garden Retreats
garden retreat with ornate trellis
Re-create the magic of an old drive-in movie theater in your own backyard without spending major bucks on fancy equipment. Here's how to set one up
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Photo: David Tsay | thisoldhouse.com | from DIY Movie Night
Here is a great Idea for family movie night! DIY drive-in movie theater in your own backyard
outdoor home theater - Create a backyard movie theater with these simple steps!
DIY Movie Night
How to make a non-toxic bug repellent luminary in a mason jar via The Snug
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How to make a mason jar natural bug repellent. Instead of using thieves you can use on guard. DoTerra essential oils
DIY Mosquito Repellant
https://www.thesnug.com/keep-bugs-away-with-a-mason-jar-repellent-4 Mason Jars (you can also recycle jelly jars, etc) 40 drops each – Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils (or use your own combination of oils but these are known to help to repel the buggies) 2 fresh lemons 2 fresh limes 8 sprigs fresh rosemary water
These are so pretty & probably smell better than citronella at a picnic! Hopefully they work well. Homemade mason jar bug repellent...
diy mason jar bug repellent.
Keep Bugs Away With a Non-Toxic Mason Jar Repellent
Create your own--very cool-looking--bug-repelling tiki torches with wine bottles, tiki fuel, 3/8" washers and tiki wicks.
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bug repelling tiki torches--wine bottles, tiki fuel, a 3/8" washer and a refill tiki wick. Gots plenty of wine bottles for that!
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Many people keep chickens as pets in their backyards, but there are considerations to keep in mind—for the health of the birds and your landscaping—when outfitting a chicken coop. Here's the science behind what needs to go in your backyard chicken coop
Chicken Coop Must-Haves for a Healthy, Happy Roost
Enjoy the great outdoors—and your outdoor festivities—without blood-thirsty mosquitoes crashing the party.
3 Nontoxic Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Backyard BBQ
Fabulous outdoor shower of stone and wood by Osborne Architects, Los Angeles.
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Bathroom Ideas, Contemporary Patio With Cool Outdoor Shower Head With Waterfall Style Also Wooden Wall And Stone Pillar Design: The Cool Outdoor Shower Head for your Exclusive Sensation of Taking a Bath
Outdoor shower design
love the mixture of wood and stone - so many different element in such a small space; beautiful.
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Outside shower. Perhaps some day our outdoor shower will look like this???
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PHOTOS: 15 Outdoor Showers That Will Help You Let Loose
Set a magical scene with potted, fast-growing Wisteria. Add some twinkling overhead lights, and even a small urban backyard will feel like a remote getaway.
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A one-third-acre suburban lot is carved into a series of outdoor rooms and seating areas, with plenty of trees and a privacy fence to screen out views of the neighbors.
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Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo
Flea markets and antiques shops offer thrifty vintage patio furniture, and often it needs just a light sanding and a couple of coats of paint. Refinished metal gliders like this 1940s two-seater go for $100 to $500 on eBay.com.
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Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com | from 14 Design Ideas for Pleasant Patios
An outdoor umbrella is a time-tested deck and patio go-to that helps keeps diners cooler for longer spurts of entertaining. Click here for some of favorite patio umbrella picks.
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Patio table with umbrella
Love this outdoor set
House Deck Umbrellas
This deck was built with fir planks, keeping the footprint from a decrepit previous structure. The eating area can be easily accessed from the dining room. / This Old House / See more of this whole-house remodel
gorgeous wood table and cream accent chairs
Turn a slatted ceiling or a pergola into a sun-proof space with a moisture-resistant cotton-canvas tarp. | Photo: Mark Lohman
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Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com | from 37 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Rooms Cotton canvas treated to resist moisture can serve as a temporary awning when suspended from a pergola with ties or metal clips. Similar to shown: Coated white canvas tarps with grommets for ties, from about $20; mytarp.com
I like the idea of an outdoor "bed" with a canopy-like frame - way to get shade in a backyard without doing anything permanent.
Deck Pergola Canopy Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com | from 37 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Rooms
Photo: Mark Lohman | thisoldhouse.com | from 16 Ways to Customize Your Deck - canvas curtains
Repurposed 4-poster bed for outdoor furniture
This is just one of 23 smart small-backyard ideas--each of which offers inspiration for how to maximize space and enjoyment.
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Great small space!
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23 Small Backyard Ideas How to Make Them Look Spacious and Cozy #PinMyDreamBackyard
23 Small Backyard Ideas How to Make Them Look Spacious and Cozy
7 Smart Makeover Ideas for a Small Backyard: Easy ways to squeeze more style into your tight outdoor space
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7 Smart Makeover Ideas for Small Backyard - new patio surface, living wall, fruit tree, outdoor bench
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7 Smart Makeover Ideas for a Small Backyard
4 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining: Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
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Super Charming, mossy between stones, lights in trees, potting and landscaping
4 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining
Super fun outdoor space complete with surround seating, fireplace and over-size TV.
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Outdoor Living Space.....love this patio! Outdoor media rooms let you enjoy the fresh air and your shows - expand your entertaining and relaxing options even more with a patio like this. It's even got a fireplace to warm things up on a cool evening. We design and install outdoor rooms in the Minneapolis MN area. http://www.aldmn.com
Outdoor Living Spaces - Style Estate - this is gorgeous/comfy outdoor space. Flagstone looks like carpet!
Awesome outdoor area.
50 Stunning Outdoor Living Spaces - Style Estate -
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.
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How to Weatherproof Furniture Save money by prepping furniture with these weather-guarding hacks. http://bit.ly/Weather-Proof-Furniture
How to weatherproof your patio furniture and other outdoor furniture pieces.
Photo: Patti McConville/Alamy | thisoldhouse.com | from How to Weatherproof Furniture
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)
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
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How to build handsome folding wood panels to dress up your landscape or block out less appealing aspects like an AC compressor or compost bin or a nosy neighbor. | Photo: John Gruen | thisoldhouse.com
How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Screen
Outdoor planters coated with glow-in-the-dark paint create instant night lighting in this backyard escape.