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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With careful planning and some hard work, you could make your back yard part of your whole home environment. Not only will you liven up your next shindig, you may also improve the resale value of your home.

By Jonathan Strickland

Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn't have to be as cumbersome as you might think. The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. These 10 maintenance tips will keep your pool in tip-top shape.

By Echo Surina

Famous hotel pools can be impressive, they pale in comparison to some of the world's most expensive pools, which can cost millions or even billions of dollars to build.

By Bambi Turner

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A patio can be a perfect place to bask in the sunshine or rest in the shade. Check out our amazing deck and patio décor album and find the inspiration you've been looking for!

If you want to make your outdoor space more appealing, a little creativity and some planning is all you really need to get started. Fresh air and sunshine are already in place, so you just need to add finishing touches.

By Sara Elliott & Natalie Kilgore

These days, houses are getting bigger and bigger and yards are getting smaller and smaller. But there is a way to keep the integrity of your yard, while still utilizing the living space: a patio. So what should you build it with?

By Jessica Brown

This homemade bird feeder is the perfect accent piece for an outdoor space. Learn to make a homemade bird feeder at HowStuffWorks.

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This birdhouse boot is the perfect accent piece for an outdoor space. Learn to make a birdhouse boot at HowStuffWorks.

Build outdoor chaise benches to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create outdoor chaise benches at HowStuffWorks.

Build a charcoal barbecue pit to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create a charcoal barbecue pit at HowStuffWorks.

The circles of stone project is the perfect accent piece for an outdoor space. Learn to make circles of stone at HowStuffWorks.

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Build concrete pavers for patio to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create concrete pavers for patio at HowStuffWorks.

Go from dirt yard to dream yard with these helpful hints. Learn to turn your dirt yard to dream yard at HowStuffWorks.

With this do-it-yourself sandbox project, give kids a fun and safe place to play in the dirt. Learn the do-it-yourself sandbox project at HowStuffWorks.

Planting dwarf fruit trees in pots lets you grow fresh fruit without planting an orchard. Learn about planting dwarf fruit trees in pots at HowStuffWorks.

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Build a flagstone path and gazebo to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create a flagstone path and gazebo at HowStuffWorks.

Build a bubbling fish garden fountain-pool to create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create a bubbling fish garden fountain-pool at HowStuffWorks.

Building a gravel patio helps create the ultimate backyard space. Learn about building a gravel patio at HowStuffWorks.

Build a hibachi grill to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create a hibachi grill at HowStuffWorks.

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Removing an old lawn and installing a new lawn is not as difficult as it sound. Learn about removing and installing a lawn at HowStuffWorks.

Build a new walkway to help create the ultimate backyard space. Learn to create a new walkway at HowStuffWorks.

The outdoor candles project is the perfect accent piece for an outdoor space. Learn to make outdoor candles at HowStuffWorks.

Poolside landscaping helps create the ultimate backyard space. Learn about poolside landscaping at HowStuffWorks.

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Outdoor festive lighting helps create the ultimate backyard entertainment space. Learn about outdoor festive lighting at HowStuffWorks.

The leaf-shaped stepping stones project is the perfect accent piece for an outdoor space. Learn to make leaf-shaped stepping stones at HowStuffWorks.