Outdoor Living Ideas and Projects

Outdoor Living Ideas and Projects

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An outdoor grill station built around a komodo-style grill.
PROJECT GUIDE How to Build an Outdoor Grill Station
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Build an outdoor grill station to house your Kamado-style grill and grilling supplies
Prep your pool
PROJECT GUIDE How to Open a Pool
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Prepare your pool for use after a long winter
A front yard featuring a flag hanging from a flagpole
PROJECT GUIDE Flagpole Installation
Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Install a flagpole in your yard for a year-round display piece
A privacy wall in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Wall
Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Build a beautiful wall on your patio or deck for privacy and decor
Hero
PROJECT GUIDE How to Build a Walkway
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Build a DIY paver walkway for a simple project that improves the look of any yard
the exterior of a home illuminated by flood lights
PROJECT GUIDE How to Install a Flood Light
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Safeguard your home by replacing its outdoor light fixture with motion-sensing security floodlights
An outdoor fireplace on a patio with patio chairs.
BUYING GUIDE How to Choose an Outdoor Fireplace
Warm up cold evenings with an outdoor fireplace
an outdoor patio heater between two patio chairs
BUYING GUIDE How to Choose a Patio Heater
Choose the right patio heater for year-round outdoor comfort
a garage with spotlights
BUYING GUIDE The Difference Between Spotlights and Flood Lights
Discover the unique security benefits of motion-sensing spotlights and floodlights
Make a Paver Planter
PROJECT GUIDE How to Make a Paver Planter
Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Making a paver planter is a fun and easy way to add beauty to your patio.
How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway
PROJECT GUIDE How to Make a Paver and Pebble Pathway
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Add a decorative touch to your walkway by installing pebble-filled pavers
A person cooking on a pellet grill.
BUYING GUIDE Pellet Grill Buying Guide
Pellet grills are a new way of outdoor cooking, combining smoky flavor with the versatility of the indoor oven
a front porch featuring a white porch swing
INSPIRATION GUIDE Porch Ideas
Liven up your front porch with classic furnishings and simple decor accents
Patch a Lawn with Seed
PROJECT GUIDE How to Patch a Lawn with Seed
Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Thin or bare areas of a lawn can be filled in with seed and diligent watering
a wooden treehouse in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE How to Build a Treehouse
Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Installing a backyard treehouse is a charming addition to any home
Mailbox
PROJECT GUIDE How to Install a Mailbox
Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Instantly boost curb appeal by installing a post or wall-mounted mailbox
a person screws a bulb into an outdoor floodlight with a motion sensor
PROJECT GUIDE How to Install a Motion Sensor Light
Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Add safety & security to your home with an outdoor motion sensor light
Waterproofing Wood & Masonry Buying Guide
BUYING GUIDE Waterproofing Wood & Masonry
Seal wood and masonry to protect against water and sun damage
a small patio featuring a 3 piece bistro set
INSPIRATION GUIDE Small Patio Ideas
Design a small patio and make the most of your outdoor space
A house with shiny red brick tile and clean gutters.
PROJECT GUIDE How to Clean Gutters
Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Cleaning gutters is an important task that can help prevent water damage.
Create a floating planter display to showcase your favorite plants
PROJECT GUIDE How to Make a Planter Wall
Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Create a floating planter display to showcase your favorite small plants
a balcony patio featuring plants and a bistro set
INSPIRATION GUIDE Balcony Ideas
Transform your balcony into an outdoor oasis with these easy, budget-friendly tips
a backyard patio with a conversation set
INSPIRATION GUIDE Backyard Patio Ideas
Learn how to create a welcoming and functional outdoor space
a small backyard patio featuring a loveseat, umbrella and outdoor coffee table
INSPIRATION GUIDE Backyard Ideas on a Budget
Create the outdoor haven of your dreams without breaking the bank