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5 Non-Traditional Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces


Take your water feature up a notch by adding some koi.
Take your water feature up a notch by adding some koi.
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For many families, the recent economic downturn has meant that their vacation budgets have gone right out the window -- mostly out their back window and into their yards for a staycation. While spending your vacation at your house may not be quite as relaxing as, say, a week at the beach, with the right outside living situation you can still create an atmosphere that will help you relax and unwind. Not only will upping the ante on your outdoor scene increase the value of your home, it will also increase your enjoyment of your time at your home. Here are five non-traditional ideas to spice up your outdoor living space.


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