Hot Outdoor Features

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

Outdoor Fireplace Pictures, How-to Build a Backyard Fire Pit, Fire Pit Design Ideas and Designing a Fire Pit

Porch Planning Guide

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

Find Your Porch Style15 Charming PorchesSeating Inspiration, Spruce up Your Space, and More Porch Design Ideas

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 SizzleAmazing Outdoor Kitchens, Over-the-Top Design DetailsDining Essentials, and Outdoor Kitchen Islands

Outdoor Retreats Retreats, Big and Small

Transforming an entire backyard or carving out a niche for a pergola? No matter the size, these structural ideas will do the trick.

Optimize a Small Space, Must-See Makeovers, Petite Retreats, and Backyards on a Budget

Party-Ready Backyards

Transform a bland outdoor space into an entertaining haven for family and friends with fresh design ideas and inspiration.

55 Outdoor Bar Ideas, Fun Backyard Games, How-Tos for Any Project, Set the Mood With Lighting, and More Patio Design Ideas