Extraordinary Outdoor Spaces
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Dream Decks and Patios

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

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HGTV's Outdoor Design Guide

Brilliant White Kitchen With Shiplap Walls

Designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works used found plywood to create unique walls that resemble shiplap siding. A stunning round chandelier with Edison bulbs is a charming edition to the room.

Pink & Aqua

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Lime Green & Tangerine

Take the citrus approach to your springtime decor by mixing tangerine and lime tones. Since both of these colors are equally saturated, it's important to have a neutral like ultra white or khaki to balance them.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Aqua, Navy & Pink

Try layering different shades of blue such as aqua, blue-gray and navy, and then layering in hints of muted pink and fuchsia. This look will work great for spring and last seamlessly through summer.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Robin's-Egg Blue & Bubblegum Pink

Bubblegum pink and baby blue are often associated with juvenile spaces, but if you get the mix of elements right, it can fit almost any age group or style. Here, molded plastic chairs in a muted shade of robin's-egg blue are a bit more grown up than baby blue, and a toned-down shade of bubblegum pink is introduced with grommeted drapery panels.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Blue Nantucket Cottage-Style Home

Dark blue exterior paint for the siding, white trim and accents, a new door in a natural wood finish and fresh landscaping help give the home a Nantucket cottage-style feel.

Bright Yellow Bed in Eclectic Tween Bedroom

The wallpaper features an arrow motif that makes a strong, graphic statement, but incorporates elegant swirls to lend a feminine feel to this tween bedroom. Black sconces pick up on the black in the wallpaper and flank the bright yellow bed for task lighting.

Rustic Shelves in Neutral Room

A wood and metal shelving unit create an industrial look while neutral tones and flowers add a more feminine touch to this rustic space.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sloped Garden and Gravel Walkway

Meticulously landscaped slopes are filled with succulents and colorful blooms that spill over the retaining walls. The mountains are a majestic backdrop.

Photo By: Margie Grace

Pots With Succulents

Succulents are a great choice for container gardens as they come in a wide range of colors and unusual sculptural shapes.

Photo By: Margie Grace

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 1

A chalet by the lake at Missouri's waterfront community, Innsbrook Resort.

Gail and Picha grew up spending their summers by the lake and have always dreamt of giving their four daughters the same vacation experiences. Only an hour and a half outside of their St. Louis, MO hometown, Innsbrook Resort is the perfect weekend escape for the family. Ready to make their dreams a reality, the couple enlists the help of real estate agent, Dan Dieckmann, to find them a lakeside retreat all for under $225,000.

Wednesday
Dec 24
6pm | 5c
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 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 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Sunday
Jul 19
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

An Indiana couple caravans down to Tennessee to find a private home on the lake

Finding a lake house with loads of privacy may be next to impossible when this charming couple from Indiana travels down to Norris Lake, Tennessee. But when they arrive, they discover that finding the perfect vacation home is trickier than they expected. Beth Ellison, local real estate agent, helps Amy and Mike find the getaway home of their dreams for under $350,000.

Sunday
Sep 6
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Jun 6
3am | 2c
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 5, Episode 12

Nothin' Like Lake Nottely

Tom and Dana live just outside Atlanta and have three kids. With a very hectic home life, they are looking for a place to get away and relax. Upon discovering the hidden gem of Lake Nottely, just two hours outside of the city, they decided this would be the ideal place for their lakefront vacation house. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home for under $350,000.

Sunday
Apr 9
8pm | 7c
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 5, Episode 12

Nothin' Like Lake Nottely

Tom and Dana live just outside Atlanta and have three kids. With a very hectic home life, they are looking for a place to get away and relax. Upon discovering the hidden gem of Lake Nottely, just two hours outside of the city, they decided this would be the ideal place for their lakefront vacation house. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home for under $350,000.

Monday
Apr 10
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Apr 10
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Searching for an Adirondack Escape in New York

A Syracuse, NY, family is looking for the perfect spot for family getaways along the shores of Star Lake in the Adirondack region. They enlist the help of a local real estate agent and set out to find a rustic sanctuary that's just right for them and also falls within their budget.

Sunday
Apr 16
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 5

A Life to Pursue on Tippecanoe Lake, Indiana

Kandi grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, and spent her summers vacationing along the nearby shores of Tippecanoe Lake with her family. After graduating college and securing a job in Warsaw, she moved back in with mom and dad in their full-time home on the lake. However, her parents love to host their very large family, leaving Kandi wishing for more privacy and independence. With the help of local real estate agent, Kandi hopes to find a Tippecanoe lake house of her own for $199,000 or less.

Sunday
Apr 16
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Searching for an Adirondack Escape in New York

A Syracuse, NY, family is looking for the perfect spot for family getaways along the shores of Star Lake in the Adirondack region. They enlist the help of a local real estate agent and set out to find a rustic sanctuary that's just right for them and also falls within their budget.

Monday
Apr 17
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 5

A Life to Pursue on Tippecanoe Lake, Indiana

Kandi grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, and spent her summers vacationing along the nearby shores of Tippecanoe Lake with her family. After graduating college and securing a job in Warsaw, she moved back in with mom and dad in their full-time home on the lake. However, her parents love to host their very large family, leaving Kandi wishing for more privacy and independence. With the help of local real estate agent, Kandi hopes to find a Tippecanoe lake house of her own for $199,000 or less.

Monday
Apr 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

A Lake Champlain Staycation in Burlington, Vermont

Greg lives in Vermont and loves to wakesurf out on Lake Champlain. While he enjoys living near Burlington, he wishes he were closer to the lake. To achieve the home of his dreams on the water, he's going to bank on his buds as future tenants to help contribute to the mortgage by paying rent. With roommates Mike and Vicky in tow, Greg hopes real estate agent Kathy O'Brien can grant his wish for waterfront for only $360,000.

Sunday
Apr 23
1pm | 12c
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
Apr 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

Looking for the Bare Necessities on Big Bear Lake, CA.

Sisters Gretchen and Natalie live with their families a couple of miles apart in San Diego, California. Despite residing in the same city, it can be hard to find time to spend time together, so they're craving a cabin to cozy up in on Big Bear Lake. Located just two and a half hours away, the area is a year-round recreational paradise, providing a unique mountain resort experience fit for the whole family. With the help of local real estate agent, Joe Kovich, these two families will search for a home with the bare necessities for under $350,000.

Sunday
Apr 23
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 2

Lounging at North Carolina's Lovely Lake Norman

Dan and Michelle are from Charlotte, North Carolina, and both grew up around water. They have two kids, Hailey and Jax, with whom they are eager to share their lakefront love. With the help of real estate agent, Eric Taylor, they hope to find the perfect waterfront property on Lake Norman for only $350,000.

Sunday
Apr 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
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

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