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Extraordinary Outdoor Spaces

Dream Decks and Patios

Reinvent your yard with a patio or deck that puts the life in outdoor living.

Deck and Patio Inspiration
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HGTV's Outdoor Design Guide

Luxury Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Area

The placement of the bar helps keep the conversation flowing while cooking. The homeowners and guests can dine on the glass-top table or in the lounge area. The arched doorway connects to family room for easy access. Inspired by the vaulted ceilings, designer Bea Pila added handmade copper lanterns to cast off a warm and comfortable ambience.

From: Bea Pila

Eclectic Orange Formal Dining Room With Fireplace

Bright orange walls breathe new life into this traditional style dining room, giving it a fresh, contemporary look. An eclectic mix of furniture and decor exudes a playful, casual vibe. Turquoise tile fireplace surround mimics the natural colors of the ocean depicted in the painting leaning on the mantel.

Contemporary Room Separation Wall With Floating Wood Shelves, Sleek Cabinet and Cut Out Sections

A room divider wall keeps the design of this home feeling open and spacious while providing a natural separation between rooms. Floating wood shelves match the smooth woodgrain cabinet piece and create a stylish display for decoration. White walls and uncovered windows create a bright atmosphere in the home.

Photo By: Andrew Pogue Photography

Factor in a Rug

Rugs break up the space on your porch, help define the area for socializing and add a dose of comfort and interest to your porch design scheme.

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Geometric Table Runner

If flowers aren’t your thing, go for a cool, modern tablescape that’s totally unexpected. This 3-D table runner will have guests gushing all night. You’ll be proud to say, "Actually, I make it myself!"

DIY Tablecloth Headboard in Beach-themed Bedroom

Steal from elsewhere in your home. Atlanta DIYer and stylist Jo Torrijos, who blogs at A Simpler Design, used a cotton striped tablecloth to recover a headboard that was once a colorful chevron pattern. The result is a beach-inspired bedroom for guests.

Photo By: Jo Torrijos

Back Patio Horizontal Fence

Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.

Photo By: Danna Cain

Southwestern Home With Desert Landscape

Stacked stones in soft shades of sand and brown are used to create beautiful textured walls for this southwestern home. The angled wall provides a protected, private entry to the home and large courtyard. When the sun sets behind the cutouts in the wall, it creates a spectacular vision.

Timeless Traditional Basement Bar With Oak Cabinets, Marble Counters & Handsome Barstools

Built for impressive entertaining, this elegant and handsome basement bar boasts chic oak cabinets, marble countertops and electronic games. Glass-front cabinets, ideal for displaying drinkware, smartly designed curves highlighting focal points and leather upholstered barstools combine to create an attractive and functional space with a sense of timelessness.

From: Dave Stimmel

White, Modern Entry With Abstract Art

White walls form a sleek, modern backdrop for reflective furnishings and abstract art. The vignette is minimal but bold, creating a statement for the home's entry.

About The Show

Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank. Each week we help a family discover an affordable location that proves you don't need a boatload of cash to live on the lake.
Season 1, Episode 8

Sleepless for Sleepy Hollow Lake, NY

John and Melissa have the chance to move to upstate New York and give their kids the chance to experience the great outdoors. Sleepy Hollow Lake has the big water feel John is nostalgic for, but Melissa is more concerned with the house itself. Finding a blend of both exterior lakefront appeal and practical indoor design for under $300,000 is a tall order for real estate agent, Vicky Wolpert, but if she can check off all the boxes under budget, it will bring John and Melissa's dreams for their family to fruition.

Monday
Mar 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Searching for a lakefront home in the Lone Star state.

Kevin, Melinda, and their three kids love spending their weekend lakeside unwinding under the sun. Ready to make vacation life a weekly ritual, Kevin and Melinda enlist the help of lakefront real estate specialist, Hunter Croan, to help them find the perfect second home. With a budget of $375,000 Hunter is ready to show the couple the different lakefront properties Seguin, TX has to offer.

Thursday
Apr 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Maine's Majestic Moosehead Lake

After finding it hard to vacation comfortably with a family of seven, Tara and Doug decide to take the plunge and find the perfect fit for their family getaways on majestic Moosehead Lake in Maine. As a real estate agent by trade, Tara has given herself the ultimate challenge, to act as both the agent and the client while finding her family a lakefront property to make lasting memories while under the tight constraint of only a $100,000 budget.

Friday
May 8
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

Livin' in Luxury in Slidell, LA on Lake Pontchartrain

Patrick and Ashlynne love spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. For years it's been a dream of theirs to have everything the lake offers right in their backyard. That's why they're searching for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for Patrick, lake access for Ashlynne's kayak is all she needs. With the help of real estate agent, David Stewart, they hope to find a luxury lakefront home that mixes his and her musts all for under $350,000.

Friday
May 8
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Sunday
May 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Friday
May 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Livin' in Luxury in Slidell, LA on Lake Pontchartrain

Patrick and Ashlynne love spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. For years it's been a dream of theirs to have everything the lake offers right in their backyard. That's why they're searching for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for Patrick, lake access for Ashlynne's kayak is all she needs. With the help of real estate agent, David Stewart, they hope to find a luxury lakefront home that mixes his and her musts all for under $350,000.

Saturday
Jun 6
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Saturday
Jul 4
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

On Our Way to Lake Winnipesaukee

Scott and Gina are from western New Hampshire and have been married for 15 years. Growing up they each spent time vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee and developed a strong connection with the area's quaint old New England atmosphere. After years of renting, or crashing with friends, they've finally decided to take the plunge and find a lake house of their own. A property that will provide the space and convenience they need to gain optimal enjoyment with every visit. Worried they might not be able to find a place within their budget of $375,000, Scott and Gina have hired local real estate agent, Kevin Shaw, to help scour the shores for the perfect home.

Monday
Jun 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Serenity in South Haven

Alex and Brennan are Chicago city dwellers on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discovered the quaint town of South Haven, Michigan. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.

Sunday
Apr 9
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Finding a Place to Fish in Frostproof, Florida

Mike and Sara currently live in Celebration, Florida, but they both grew up in the Midwest spending summers on the lake. Now that they have a son, Dexter, they want to create those same memories for him by purchasing a rustic retreat in Frostproof, Florida. With the help of real estate agent, Karen LaMantia, they hope to find the perfect lakefront home for only $375,000.

Sunday
Apr 23
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 13

Making the Most of Moses Lake, Washington

Dean, Maura, and their two daughters love living in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. The area has an abundance of outdoor activities fit for the whole family, many of which Dean enjoyed as a kid growing up on the lake. After five years of living a short drive from the shore, this family of four is ready to make the big move to the waterfront, ensuring the girls have a childhood just like their dad's. A local real estate agent will help this local family find a permanent lake home, all for under $350,000.

Monday
May 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Welcome Home to Weiss Lake, Alabama

After 20 years away, Sloan is returning to the lake he grew up on to purchase a home with his girlfriend, Krystal. Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, Weiss Lake offers a number of activities in and around the water and is the perfect place to shift to permanent lake life. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to find their first home together on the water of Weiss Lake for under $299,000.

Sunday
May 28
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 1

Brainerd Lakes Family Escape

Mike and Renae live outside of Minneapolis, MN, with their three boys, Bradley, Ethan and Ben. The family has enjoyed vacationing along the picturesque shores of the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota for several years. Now, as the boys are getting older, Mike and Renae feel it's time to purchase their own home in the area to help ensure their quality time with the kids will continue. With a budget of $199,000, they're not sure if they'll be able to get everything on their wish list, so they've hired local real estate agent to aid with the search.

Sunday
May 28
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Welcome Home to Weiss Lake, Alabama

After 20 years away, Sloan is returning to the lake he grew up on to purchase a home with his girlfriend, Krystal. Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, Weiss Lake offers a number of activities in and around the water and is the perfect place to shift to permanent lake life. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to find their first home together on the water of Weiss Lake for under $299,000.

Monday
May 29
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 1

Brainerd Lakes Family Escape

Mike and Renae live outside of Minneapolis, MN, with their three boys, Bradley, Ethan and Ben. The family has enjoyed vacationing along the picturesque shores of the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota for several years. Now, as the boys are getting older, Mike and Renae feel it's time to purchase their own home in the area to help ensure their quality time with the kids will continue. With a budget of $199,000, they're not sure if they'll be able to get everything on their wish list, so they've hired local real estate agent to aid with the search.

Monday
May 29
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

Settling In on Seneca Lake, New York

Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 9

Shopping for a Lakefront Property in Grand Lake, CO

Bob and Lisa dream of spending more time near their family in Grand Lake, Colorado. With a love for the outdoors and a need for time to unwind, this Florida couple wants to find a vacation home perched on the deep blue waters along the Rocky Mountain National Park. With home prices reaching high into the millions, the couple enlists real estate agent, Adriane Hauck, to help them find the perfect retreat for under $375,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Cashing in on a Deal in Cass County, MI

Meghan and Al have always dreamed of owning a waterfront property. Now, by teaming up with Meghan's mom, Theresa, they are making their dream a reality. Just a two-hour trip from their home base in Chicago, Cass County offers over 60 lakes, making it the perfect family weekend getaway. With the help of local real estate agent, Paul DeLano, Meghan, Al, and Theresa are looking for a steal on a lakefront home for under $350,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 4

Securing a Future on Lake Sinclair, Georgia

Nancy and Scott have worked toward a lakefront home their entire lives. Scott has had a job since he was twelve years old and Nancy, an immigrant from Argentina, worked her way up from housekeeper to business owner. After years of hard work, this self-made couple is ready to reward themselves with a family lake home on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Located within two hours of their home in Marietta, Lake Sinclair is the perfect retreat for Scott, Nancy and their two children. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to achieve the ultimate American dream with a family lake home on the water for under $350,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Moving Within Missouri City, Texas

Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 13

Making the Most of Moses Lake, Washington

Dean, Maura, and their two daughters love living in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. The area has an abundance of outdoor activities fit for the whole family, many of which Dean enjoyed as a kid growing up on the lake. After five years of living a short drive from the shore, this family of four is ready to make the big move to the waterfront, ensuring the girls have a childhood just like their dad's. A local real estate agent will help this local family find a permanent lake home, all for under $350,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Heading for the Irish Hills of Michigan

Rick has been visiting the Irish Hills region of Michigan since he was 10 years old and his wife, Laurie, has been coming along since they started dating. With its rolling hills and crystal waters, the area's sentimental value is irreplaceable, so Rick and Laurie are ready to continue their family's legacy on the lake by purchasing a lakefront home. With their three children busy with school and work, they are hoping to find a house that draws everyone together again, but they aren't telling the kids until they find their dream home. A local real estate agent will help this couple surprise their children with a family vacation spot, all for under $300,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 2

Searching for Serenity on Sebago Lake, Maine

Shawn introduced Danielle to the stunning shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, during a camping trip back when they first met. After getting married and having two children, Skylar and Kobe, the family has continued to enjoy the area for several years. But between lugging gear and trailering their boat back and forth, they find a lot of their valuable vacation time being wasted. So after a long period of careful planning and saving, they've decided the purchase of a lake house would be the best way to maximize their visits to Sebago. Shawn and Danielle are hoping local real estate agent, Carol Kilburn, can find them an impeccable property on the water for $300,000 or less.

Sunday
Jun 4
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Searching California for a Spot on the Shore at Lake Almanor

Dan and Staci are from Reno, Nevada and they both spent their summers growing up on Lake Almanor in California. Now, they have two kids, Paige and Levi, and want them to grow up on the lake just like they did. With the help of real estate agent, Joe Gilmour, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home on Lake Almanor for only $360,000.

Sunday
Jun 4
5pm | 4c

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