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

Deck Boasts Swimming Pool, Spa

Yes, it's true; this expansive swimming pool comes equipped with a custom spa. From this corner of the deck, the owners will have no trouble relaxing while watching the sunset.

Contemporary Beach House in North Carolina

With a custom copper gate and palm trees out front, this two-story home in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. makes a great first impression. Thanks to its sturdy, contemporary design which has been carefully reinforced by steel beams, the sleek structure can survive tropical storms and the elements.

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Gazebo, Dock Overlooking Water

A cool white gazebo and custom dock stand at the far edge of the backyard, giving the owners direct access to the water. After reading and soaking up those coastal breezes, the family of five can dive into the water or hop on their boat and head for the horizon.

Covered Patio With Comfortable Furniture

Sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio, where the family grills, sips cocktails and watches boats sail into the horizon. Two cushioned sofas with blue pillows ensure everyone has enough room to stretch out.

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Bright White Hallway With Photo Gallery

Framed vintage black-and-white photographs create a gallery feel in this bright white hallway. Sleek ceiling lights help define the hallway's transitional style.

Contemporary White Hall With Picture Shelf

A simple wooden ledge follows the hall, creating a spot to display favorite accessories and artworks. White oak floors ground the entire house and add warmth to the crisp white walls.

Eclectic Hall With Rustic Bench and White Wood Plank Walls

This hall features a rustic wood bench with black and white throw pillows and a colorful modern painting hanging above. White wood plank walls lead the way to a doorway that frames a glimpse of the adjacent home office.

Bold Aqua Hallway With Built-In Bookshelves

The same vibrant hue of aqua coats the walls, bookshelves, ceiling and door in this hallway, giving the space a strong sense of fluidity. An Asian-inspired statue adds unexpected pizzazz.

Photo By: Specht Harpman

Hall Storage

While it may seem like an unnecessary detail, a bookshelf in the hallway introduces convenient storage in a high traffic area.

Hallway With Red Runner

A long runner warms up the hallway and draws residents and visitors back into the rest of the home.

Photo By: Design 4 Corners

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 4

A Northwoods Cabin

Tim and Kelly spend their weeks working and taking care of their son, Jake. Ready to finally spend deserved time away from the hustle and bustle of their life in Minneapolis, the couple sets out to discover the perfect cabin by the lake. In love with the Wisconsin cabin lifestyle, Tim and Kelly reach out to local real estate agent, Dave McNulty, to help them find the perfect lakefront home in the Northwoods area all for under $325,000.

Wednesday
Dec 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 26
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

A Northwoods Cabin

Tim and Kelly spend their weeks working and taking care of their son, Jake. Ready to finally spend deserved time away from the hustle and bustle of their life in Minneapolis, the couple sets out to discover the perfect cabin by the lake. In love with the Wisconsin cabin lifestyle, Tim and Kelly reach out to local real estate agent, Dave McNulty, to help them find the perfect lakefront home in the Northwoods area all for under $325,000.

Friday
May 22
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Ducking High Prices in Tallahassee

PJ and Aimee have been married four years and live in Tallahassee, Florida. After the recent birth of their first child, Tyler, and potentially more kids on the way, they need a larger living space. Having both grown up near the water, they're interested in finding a lake house for the tranquility and outdoor recreation it would offer them every day. They've narrowed their search to the northeastern side of town, a neighborhood brimming with lakeside possibilities. Concerned they may not be able to check off every item on their wish list, while staying on budget, PJ and Aimee have enlisted real estate agent, Chip Williams. They're hoping Chip can help transform their lakefront dreams into reality for under $350,000.

Saturday
Jul 4
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 4
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Kickin' Back on Lake Keowee, SC

Raised in a small mountain town near Lake Tahoe, Tim and Tina always pictured themselves living on a lake. With all of their roots now in Charleston, SC, they're seeking a lakefront lodge a short drive away on Lake Keowee, SC. With the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Lake Keowee has all of the hiking, fishing, and water sporting the couple and their family could ever want. With the help of real estate agent Mike Roach, Tim and Tina are putting the spotlight on a family base for under $350,000.

Friday
Sep 4
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 13

Ducking High Prices in Tallahassee

PJ and Aimee have been married four years and live in Tallahassee, Florida. After the recent birth of their first child, Tyler, and potentially more kids on the way, they need a larger living space. Having both grown up near the water, they're interested in finding a lake house for the tranquility and outdoor recreation it would offer them every day. They've narrowed their search to the northeastern side of town, a neighborhood brimming with lakeside possibilities. Concerned they may not be able to check off every item on their wish list, while staying on budget, PJ and Aimee have enlisted real estate agent, Chip Williams. They're hoping Chip can help transform their lakefront dreams into reality for under $350,000.

Tuesday
Jan 19
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Jul 31
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Jul 31
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 12

All in the Family in Lake Martin, Alabama.

A young Alabama couple, Lacey and John, have decided to return home to their native Lake Martin from bustling Birmingham. They agree that a return to the water's edge, where all their family is located, is the best place to put down roots and start a brood of their own. They enlist the help of local real estate agent, and Lacey's mom, Linda, to help them achieve their dream home on the water for only $375,000. After all, mother knows best!

Friday
May 19
4pm | 3c
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 4, Episode 12

Gearing up for Lake Gaston, NC

Chris, Katherine, and their daughter, Slade, have been spending weekends at Lake Gaston, North Carolina for around ten years. While they enjoy time on the water with their two dogs, they have grown tired of trailering their boat back and forth from their home 30 minutes away in Roanoke Rapids. With the help of local real estate agent, Wilbur Crawley, this family of three will search for a lakefront home with a spot for their boat and space to relax within their budget of $375,000.

Sunday
Jul 9
8:30pm | 7:30c
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
Jul 30
4:30pm | 3:30c

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