Extraordinary Outdoor Spaces
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Dream Decks and Patios

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HGTV's Outdoor Design Guide

Modern Orange and White Bedroom With Shoes

This orange-and-white bedroom starts every day with sassy energy; the clean-lined furnishings and clutter-free design let the colors sing out.

From: Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Photo By: Garrett Rowland

Bold Color Pops in Mod Kid's Bedroom

Clean white walls and furniture allow the vibrant orange, pink and green accents to take center stage in this modern kid's bedroom. A graphic rug and coordinating throw pillows bring movement to the space.

Fun, Kid-Friendly Adventure Themed Nursery

This neutral, adventure themed nursery is accented throughout with bold pops of color to keep the space fun and kid-friendly. Neutral, forest patterned wallpaper helps to bring the outdoors in, while bold hues of blue and green-nature's colors-help keep the space lively and fun.

Midcentury Modern Nursery With Whale-Patterned Wallpaper

Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.

Serene Bedroom With Pale Blue Walls & Coastal Painting

One lucky renter will call this serene bedroom featured on HGTV's Income Property home, with its pale blue walls and coastal-inspired painting above bed.

Bold Colored, Geometric Playroom

These homeowners needed a fun space that both their little boys and little girl could play and feel welcome in, so designers created a space full of bold, gender neutral colors and a design that focused on gender neutral, geometric shapes. With plenty of storage and toys for boys and girls hanging on the wall, this playroom is perfect for the pair of brothers, their sister and their parents to enjoy.

Pretty Girly Nursery is Coral and Teal

A bold coral dresser is accented by gold hardware in this girl's nursery. Gold is carried throughout the space in the mirror, polka dots on the walls and accessories, creating a glamorous atmosphere. The blue graphic area rug grounds the space and adds style underfoot.

Photo By: John Woodcock Photography

Transitional Foyer With Elegant Staircase

This transitional foyer features an elegant staircase, with an area rug, small round mirror and stately small cabinet rounding out the space.

Contemporary Playroom With Engaging Chalkboard Wall

Design Platform created this playroom for a child's heart and imagination with the cleverly designed chalkboard wall. Colorful plastic chairs and a white table complete the look.

Photo By: David Lauer Photography

Modern Glass and Wood Staircase

Natural meets modern with this striking cedar and glass staircase, inviting guests to the second story of this 6,500 sq. ft. home in Amagansett, New York.

From: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, The Hamptons, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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 6

A home by the water in Pennsylvania's aquatic playground, Blakeslee, PA.

Kasey and Dave lead busy lives in Lehigh Valley, PA, dreaming of spending outdoor summers splashing around with their four kids in a vacation property of their own. Just an hour from home, they have fallen for Blakeslee, PA, a water lover's wonderland nestled in the Pocono Mountains. With hopes of finding their exclusive piece of lakeside paradise, the couple enlists real estate agent Jeanne Bingham to help search for a family getaway for under $300,000.

Wednesday
Dec 24
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Couple Combs the Cayuga Lake Area Hoping to Find a Home on the Water

Stephanie and Mike have lived in the Finger Lake region all their lives but are now ready to find a home of their own where they can entertain their friends and someday raise a family of their own. They both love the idea of living right on the water but are not sure if their budget of $250,000 will get them the space they desire in a lakefront property. Stephanie and Mike enlist the help of real estate agent and high school friend, Simon Fricano, to help make their dream of living on Cayuga Lake a reality.

Saturday
Jul 4
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Jul 4
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 6

A home by the water in Pennsylvania's aquatic playground, Blakeslee, PA.

Kasey and Dave lead busy lives in Lehigh Valley, PA, dreaming of spending outdoor summers splashing around with their four kids in a vacation property of their own. Just an hour from home, they have fallen for Blakeslee, PA, a water lover's wonderland nestled in the Pocono Mountains. With hopes of finding their exclusive piece of lakeside paradise, the couple enlists real estate agent Jeanne Bingham to help search for a family getaway for under $300,000.

Sunday
Jul 19
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Jul 19
3pm | 2c
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 3

A couple with different opinions look for a lakefront home in Maine's Sebago Lakes Region.

Tommy needs a house with a project and Laura just wants turnkey ready. After hunting for lakefront homes in several different states, this couple is ready to call the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine their second home. They enlist the help of local real estate agent, Diane Monaco, to help them find the perfect getaway home that the couple can agree on all for under $230,000.

Tuesday
Feb 2
11:30am | 10:30c
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 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
Aug 28
3pm | 2c
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 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Sunday
Apr 30
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.

Friday
May 19
5:30pm | 4:30c
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 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
Jul 30
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Sailing Like a Pro in Chaumont, New York on Luminous Lake Ontario

Gates and Rene are from Dexter, New York and have three kids. They love sailing and they keep their boat at the yacht club in Chaumont, New York. After years of commuting back and forth, they are ready to move right on the water in Chaumont. With the help of real estate agent, Amanda Miller, they hope to find the perfect waterfront home on Lake Ontario for only $250,000.

Sunday
Jul 30
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 1

Cruising Along Canyon Lake, TX for Lakefront Bargains

Veronica and Carlos have always loved spending their summers on Canyon Lake, Texas ever since their college years. Wanting to balance out their busy lifestyle as new parents with more fun times by the water, the couple is hoping to find a weekend getaway they can call their own. Nervous their tight budget of $350,000 won't get them exactly what they want, Veronica and Carlos reach out to local real estate agent, Jake Gee, for some help in finding the perfect vacation home on Canyon Lake.

Sunday
Jul 30
3:30pm | 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
Jul 30
4pm | 3c
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
Jul 30
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Jul 30
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 30
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Jul 30
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 9

Vets on Vacation in Innsbrook, Missouri

Mike and Jen are veterinarians from Wildwood, Missouri, with two kids Anthony and Isabella. Once avid boaters, Mike and Jen sold their boat after Anthony was born and are now looking to find a nice spot to vacation with the kids. After learning about the premier gated community of Innsbrook, they decided this would be the perfect place to search for their lakefront retreat for under $300,000.

Sunday
Jul 30
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Sunday
Jul 30
7pm | 6c
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
Jul 30
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Something Unique on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland

Andy and Marni have known each other their whole lives. They went to college in Colorado, got married, had a kid, and eventually moved back to where they both grew up, Bethesda, Maryland. While they love it there, they yearn for the mountains of Colorado. When they found out about Deep Creek Lake and its nearby 4-season mountainous ski town, they thought this might be a great family vacation spot. With the help of real estate agent, Jon Bell, they hope to find the perfect lakefront home for only $365,000.

Friday
Aug 25
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 11

Poking Around for a Place in Polk County, WI.

Jenny and Brett have lived with their children in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for over a decade. With Brett's rotating work schedule it can be tough to plan a weekend trip, so they're looking to relocate to a permanent lake lifestyle in Polk County, Wisconsin. Located about 75 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Polk County is the perfect rural location offering Jenny and Brett the wilderness wonderland they've been searching for. With the help of local real estate agent, Patti Katzmark, Jenny and Brett hope to hunt down a heck of a deal for under $360,000.

Friday
Aug 25
1:30pm | 12:30c

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