Create a cozy outdoor space ideal for entertaining. We share inspirational deck, porch and patio pictures, design ideas and step-by-step construction tips.

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    Your Ideal Outdoor Room

    This year, live outside. Let us help you carve out a space dreams are made of, whether an outdoor kitchen, dining room or nap nook.

    Outdoor Rooms by Top Designers, DIY Fireplaces, Alfresco Dining in Style, Ultimate Outdoor Escapes and More Outdoor Design Ideas

  1. Porch Planning and Construction

    Porch Planning Guide

    Designing a statement-making porch requires time, thoughtfulness and patience. Follow these steps to design your perfect porch.

    Find Your Porch Style, 15 Charming Porch Pictures, Seating Secrets and More Porch Design Ideas

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    Backyard on a Budget

    Style doesn't have to be costly. Give your backyard personality with money-saving tips and tricks. Some of these ideas are (almost) free.

    Looks for Under $500, Insider Tips from HGTV Stars, 12 Ways to Upcycle and Max Value Projects

  1. Outdoor Retreats

    Retreats, Big and Small

    Transforming the entire back yard or carving out a niche for a pergola? No matter what square footage, these structural ideas will do the trick.

    Backyard Space Planning, Pergola Building Tips, 12 Amazing Outdoor Kitchens and More Outdoor Retreats

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    Hot Outdoor Features

    Enjoy a cool spring evening around a cozy outdoor fireplace. Get step-by-step instructions for outfitting a lounge area in your backyard.

    Outdoor Fireplace Pictures, How-to Build a Fire Pit, Plan for Fireside Seating and More Hot Outdoor Features

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    Patio Design Ideas

    Start your patio makeover by browsing through dozens of gorgeous patio photos and learning about the latest trends in patio design.

    Go From Concrete Slab to Fab, Great Ways to Use Color, Keys to Planning and More Patio Design Ideas

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    Over-the-Top Backyards

    Ever dreamed of having take-your-breath-away views or a lavish space to entertain? Get inspired by these stunning spaces.

    Celebrity Room Showdown, Dramatic Decks and Patios, 21 Opulent Outdoor Rooms and Urban Homes With Gorgeous Gardens

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    Make a Splash

    Go ahead and take the plunge to transform your backyard into a resort-worthy escape. Get lighting ideas, maintenance tips and more.

    Dreamy Pool Designs, Spas + Hot Tubs, 10 Poolside Deck Ideas and More Pools and Pool Decks

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    Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens

    Take your backyard to the next level with built-in grills and fantasy islands jam-packed with must-have amenities.

    10 Kitchens That Sizzle, Must-Have Appliances, Dining Essentials and More Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

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    Design Your Own Deck

    Browse through inspirational photos, then follow expert tips to construct a durable, sturdy and stylish deck you'll enjoy for years.

    Take Advantage of the View, Custom Features, Planning Tips and Tricks and More Deck Design Ideas

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    Outdoor Trends

    See the latests and greatest outdoor spaces to give you ideas for turning your yard into an oasis.

    What's Hot Now, Rooms We Love, Must-See Makeovers and More Outdoor Design Trends

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    Create an Outdoor Room Anywhere

    Extend your home's square footage by beautifying outdoor spaces. Design experts share advice on style, furniture, flow and lighting.

    Outdoor Designs From Landscape Professionals, Expand Your Home's Living Space and Expert Outdoor Designs You'll Love

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