Extraordinary Outdoor Spaces
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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Outdoor Inspiration

Celebrate the outdoors and let HGTV's experts help you with beautiful landscaping, deck, patio and planting ideas.

HGTV's Outdoor Design Guide

Masculine Library With Built-In Bar

Low, amber ceiling panels combine with dark wood walls and shelves to create a cavernous, masculine retreat. A mix of comfortable furniture, from the deep suede sofa to the sleek upholstered chair, create a welcoming conversation area, while a built-in bar is perfect for entertaining.

Charming Mural in Traditional Dining Room

A whimsical grass mural grows out of classic white wainscoting in this traditional dining room. Burnt orange window treatments add rich color to room.

Photo By: Douglas Graneto Design

Urban Outdoor Room

HGTV loves this contemporary outdoor sitting room, which features plenty of seating and a peaceful pebble pool.

Photo By: DK - Grow Plants in Pots © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Neutral Powder Room With Chevron Floors

This stunning neutral bathroom proves that small spaces can still be fabulous. Textured walls, chevron flooring and a gorgeous sink fill this tiny space with depth, interest and elegance.

Contemporary Bathroom With Outdoor Shower

This spacious contemporary bathroom, featuring a sleek freestanding tub and stainless double vanity, also boasts an outdoor shower. Just a few steps beyond floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and cleverly tucked behind a natural stone wall, this shower offers privacy and an open view.

Outdoor Boulder Shower

Existing natural elements in a landscape lend themselves to an exciting shower experience in this design by Paul Wrona.

Back Door

This view of the paved courtyard looking towards the house shows the stairs that lead to the back door with the mudroom just inside.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

HGTV House Hunters: Dining Out in a Polynesian Paradise

As seen on HGTV's House Hunters, there's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance blue-stone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and other island amenities.

Strong Street Presence

Dark and lighter green paint colors, attractive siding and a roof with high-dimension shingles give the Craftsman home a strong street presence and major curb appeal.

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

After: Tuscan Opulence

The backyard now has the elegance of Tuscany, including a contemplation garden, an outdoor living room, kitchen and a pool with infinity edges that provide a lake-like feel.

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 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.

Wednesday
Dec 24
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 1

Pursuing A Penn Yan Peace of Mind

Nick and Marie are from the Rochester area of upstate New York. Self proclaimed workaholics, they would love to find a vacation home where they can not only escape the stress of their hectic work schedule but also spend quality time with their two grown daughters, Alyssa and Angela. Nick and Marie have always found the water to be very soothing, and they feel a lake house would provide the perfect backdrop for optimal family relaxation. They've targeted the quaint, countryside town of Penn Yan, which sits on Keuka Lake, one of the eleven Finger Lakes in Western New York. With the assistance of real estate agent, Mark Moon, Nick and Marie hope to land a lakefront sanctuary for under $325,000.

Thursday
Apr 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
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 22
1pm | 12c
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 2

A Couple Searches for Their Dream Home on the Shore of Beautiful Lake Kerr in Clarksville, VA

Eddie and Michaela hope to find a home on the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives during the week. They know that the beauty and laid back lifestyle of Kerr Lake in Clarksville, VA suits their needs perfectly; with lush, wooded surroundings, ample fishing and miles and miles of pristine shores. But, finding a lake house suitable for a family of four and in their budget of $250,000 has its challenges. With the help of local real estate agent, Bill Baker, Eddie and Michaela set out to find their home away from home.

Sunday
Jul 19
5pm | 4c
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 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.

Tuesday
Dec 15
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Heading Home to the Lakes of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Elizabeth and Scott spent summers growing up on the lakes of Hot Springs, Arkansas. After living in Virginia for over a decade, they are ready to return to their roots, this time with their son, Jackson. With the help of local real estate agent, Cindy Meyers, this family of three will look to find a lakefront lodging for under $375,000.

Monday
Apr 18
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 12

Dropping Anchor in the Lake of the Ozarks

Herman and Susan live in Louisburg, Kansas with their two children, Mandy and Herman IV. They've been vacationing on the Lake of the Ozarks since 1997 and even bought a home there in 2007. But when the family realized they wanted to live in a more central location, closer to friends and all the lake action, they sold it. Now, Herman and Susan want to not only find a new home near the Hurricane Deck Bridge, but a property that has deep enough water and enough storage space for a brand new boat they plan to buy once their search is complete. With the help of real estate agent, Terry Summers, Herman and Susan hope to find a lakefront family getaway for $225,000 or less, because spending any more would cut into the boat budget and that's just not an option.

Sunday
May 22
8:30pm | 7:30c
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

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