Outdoor Living

Outdoor living includes swimming pools, solar yard lights, bug zappers and more. Learn all about outdoor living and how to enjoy your backyard.

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Pergolas add shade, space and panache to your home. Here's what to keep in mind before selecting one.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

The comfort of the wide armrests, high back and slanted seat of the Adirondack chair have made it legendary since its invention in the early 1900s.

By Wendy Bowman

Between their survival skills and their natural intelligence, rats have been outsmarting us for centuries. But since they carry a lot of diseases, we'd really like to be rid of them. An expert tell us the best ways.

By Nathan Chandler

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Get your plants out of the garden and onto your table with these simple recipes that make the most of fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables.

By Blythe Copeland

When you’re planning your next garden, get inspired by these classic styles.

Create a garden that’s a feast of the senses.

By Sarah Fernandez

A wonderful garden is just a few steps away.

By Sarah Fernandez

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Create a garden that is both beautiful and full of tasty treats.

By Sarah Fernandez

Household pests are not only a nuisance, but they can also cause damage to your home. So which ones are the most common, and more importantly, how can you get rid of them?

By Sarah Fernandez

By the time you see these insects, they may have already made themselves – and their extended families – at home in your house.

By Blythe Copeland

Take homesteading to the next level by building your own chicken coop using one of these unique plans.

By Sarah Fernandez

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Make your outdoor areas as comfortable as your indoor rooms for added living space.

By Sarah Fernandez

An influx of mosquitoes can turn your backyard into a big problem. Here’s how to take care of them.

By Blythe Copeland

Make your outdoor space a relaxing, tropical oasis no matter where you live.

By Sarah Fernandez

There's something very luxurious about standing beneath a cool shower in the hot sun. Why not add this feature to your own backyard?

By Denise Harrison

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Without regular maintenance, a deck can decay, grow mold, weaken and literally fall apart. Enter the ritual of cleaning, stripping and staining that keeps your deck in tip-top shape.

By Julia Layton

Deck fireplaces are "hot" outdoor accessories! We've five tips for installing one of these fireplaces on your personal patio.

By Alia Hoyt

In the summer, it's only fitting to invite your friends and family over for a bash on your deck. But to keep it in party-ready mode, you have to take care of it.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Hot tubs are ideal for lounging with a drink or relaxing with your partner. But there are several things you need to know before you buy.

By Terri Briseno

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Once a rare luxury, the home sauna has been picking up in popularity. But it's still important to choose a sauna that fits your price range, needs and building codes.

By Julia Layton

Summertime is all about getting as much sun and fun as possible -- and what easier place to get both than your own backyard? Here are some things that could make your summer patio that much brighter this year.

By Marie Willsey

Outdoor furniture is as varied and unique as the cushions that will decorate it. There's a lot to look for, and we'll help you know what to buy!

By Sara Elliott

Whether you add a couple of bells and whistles or go all out on a brand-new structure, the deck of your dreams is completely attainable.

By Alia Hoyt

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Whether you want a built-in option or a pop-up temporary structure, gazebos can really add to the beauty of your yard -- if you choose the right size and shape, of course.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A couple of cheap folding chairs and a table aren't going to cut it for your brand-new deck. Here's how to make your outdoor space into a true extension of your home.

By Alison Cooper