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

Contemporary Living Room With Stunning Mountain View

This neutral living room features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a gorgeous mountain view, the perfect sight to take in while cozying up fireside. An ivory leather sofa and armchairs offer spots for relaxing, while a circular metal chandelier hangs from the wood plank ceiling. Faux fur lamps offer a fun touch.

From: Griffith Interior Design LLC

Bocce Court With Ocean View

A bocce ball court is surrounded by lovely landscaping and a breathtaking view of the ocean.

Photo By: Margie Grace

Alternate View of Bocce Court

The ocean bluff side of the house is a narrow strip designed and installed with strictly low impact uses. A cantilevered deck, native plants, dry-laid pavers and a bocce court bring the living outside. On a clear day, the homeowners watch pelicans fishing, hang gliders drifting by at eye level and surfers in the white water from their breakfast table.

Photo By: Margie Grace

Front Yard Features Pool and Dragon Tree

To maximize the views from inside the house, the majority of the outdoor living space was placed on the street-side front yard. A pool was a must for the clients. The existing 60-year old Dragon Tree on site was carefully protected throughout construction and formed the inspiration around which the house and garden were designed. The tree shaped the garden and planting palette, while providing the depth and age a new home may lack.

Turtle Pond, Sitting Area and Baja Entry Pool

The baja entry pool eliminates the need for a ladder, thus making the design a lot cleaner. A geometric sitting area beside the turtle pond reflects the sleek, contemporary design of the space.

Oceanside Sitting Area With Adirondack Chairs

A pair of Adirondack chairs with matching striped pillows offer a place to sit and enjoy the fresh ocean air. There's even sand beneath the chairs to get the feeling of being at the beach.

Comfy Outdoor Sitting Area With Fire Pit and Pond

The see-through nature of the house shows how the home strongly connects with the landscape. A terraced sitting area by the turtle pond features cushioned chairs and a small fire pit at the center.

Photo By: Margie Grace

Street View of Beach Home

The glass fence creates soft screening between the front yard, pool, house and the public sidewalk. It also provides shelter from the salt-laden wind for the veggie beds and a couple of small fruit trees. Salvaged grape stake fencing keeps dogs out of the veggie beds, without discouraging a neighborly chat or exchange of produce.

Kinetic Sculpture

The ever-changing kinetic sculpture evokes pelicans in flight.

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Photo By: Margie Grace

Oceanside Dining Area

Enjoy alfresco dining with the ocean waves crashing behind you. After the meal is over, guests can play a game or two of bocce.

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 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.

Friday
May 22
7pm | 6c
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.

Monday
Jun 1
3am | 2c
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.

Friday
Sep 4
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 15
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Apr 17
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 6

Letting Loose on Lake Chatuge on the Border of Georgia and North Carolina

Matthew and Audra are from Palm Beach County, Florida and they have a 5-year old daughter Olivia. While they love living in Florida, they are looking for a relaxing getaway to spend more quality time with their daughter. With the help of real estate agent, Shelagh Whitney, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home on Lake Chatuge in Georgia or North Carolina for only $320,000.

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

Cashing in on Cherokee Village in the heart of Arkansas

Ted and Amanda are from Jonesboro, Arkansas, and have two wonderful kids. After spending time at Cherokee Village with friends over the years, they've finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a vacation home of their own. They aren't sure if they want something turnkey or a fixer upper, but they are definitely willing to take on a project. With the help of real estate agent, Jason Rhodes, they hope to find the perfect lakefront property for only $199,000.

Sunday
May 15
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Retreating to Table Rock Lake in Southwestern Missouri

Ken and Ro are looking to find a lakeside retreat to escape their busy lifestyles during the week. After spending many weekends at Table Rock Lake in Southwestern Missouri, they know that its crystal clear waters and miles of shoreline will provide a perfect oasis from their daily lives. But finding a lakeside home that meets all of their needs, in their budget of $350,000 is no easy feat. With the help of local real estate agent, Linda Schlax, Ken and Ro set out to find their perfect lake escape.

Monday
Jul 4
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jul 31
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 4

Take A Break On Smith Lake, Alabama

Joseph and Leslie live in Birmingham, Alabama and have been married four years. While raising two children and working full-time, there aren't many opportunities for relaxation. So after careful planning and a long period of saving, Joseph and Leslie are finally ready to look for a vacation home where they can escape and enjoy time together as a family. They first heard about Smith Lake through friends and after visiting on several occasions they fell in love with the area. Now, with the help of real estate agent, Justin Dyar, they hope to find their own lakeside sanctuary for under $350,000.

Sunday
Aug 28
1:30pm | 12:30c

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