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Outdoor Structures

A well-thought-out plan for a yard with decks, fences, patios, pools, spas, and more is a beautiful thing indeed. We've collected the best, most beautiful design ideas to fit every budget, every yard size, every style, every gardening skill level, and every need. Start with options for decks, patios, and porches. These ideas will help you renovate a space you already have or start fresh and new. In addition to building or revamping existing areas, you can apply clever design and decorating tricks to your current spaces to make them feel welcoming and comfortable. You'll find inspiration for those here. Most garden accents and elements serve a function or solve a problem and add beauty, too. Consider the practical and pretty value of garden sheds and playhouses, which are great spots to stash necessary tools and equipment. And talk about practical -- retaining walls serve very real functions of holding back slopes, but they can define spaces and add style to your yard. Part of making beautiful outdoor spaces is creating memorable entrances and exits; use our ideas for pathways, pergolas, arbors, trellises, and more. We have lots of practical how-to and charming pictures to help you get started on your own yard.

Easy DIY Garden Accents

Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with...

Potting Sheds and Greenhouses

Potting sheds and greenhouses offer beautiful backyard focal points as well as...

A Gallery of Garden Shed Ideas

Add storage to your garden with personalized style. Our gallery of garden shed...

Before-and-After Cottage Garden Makeover

See how this weedy wreck became a gorgeous cottage garden overflowing with...

Pergola Design Ideas: Attached Pergolas

When attached to a home, deck, doorway, or garage, a pergola can serve as a...

Distinctive Pergola Ideas

Define your outdoor living space with a pretty pergola. Browse our gallery of...

Pretty, Inspiring Pergola Ideas

From shade to structure, pergolas are a great way to add beauty and function t...

Tile-Topped Stepping Stones

Create a pretty garden path with the help of these handmade stepping stones...

Perfect backyard playhouses

These amazingly inventive backyard playhouses are inspiring to the young (and...

How to Build a Living Fence

An espalier is a living fence created by training small trees into decorative...

Improve Your Walkway

Whether crafted of concrete slabs or paving stones, noteworthy walkways signal...

Landscaping Ideas for Privacy

Get landscaping ideas for creating a private, secluded yard.

17 Stylish Arbor Ideas

Add structure and style to your garden with a beautiful arbor.

Stone Wall Ideas

Create a long-lasting and elegant enclosure by adding a stone wall to your yard.

Storage Secrets for Your Garden Shed

Keep all your tools easy to find and displayed with style using our guide to...

Add Interest to Your Yard with a Pergola

Create a landscape that looks good all year long with these creative ideas for...

Garden Path Ideas: Stepping Stone Walkways

Stepping stone pathways can be a great addition to your outdoor landscape. Fin...

Glorious Garden Paths

Create a memorable walkway for your yard.

How to Install a Walkway

Install a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway in a weekend or less! Use these...

Make Your Own Arbor

Add year-round interest to your landscape with a willow arbor. We'll show you...

Patio Brick Patterns

When designing a brick patio or path, consider the pattern in which the bricks...

Make Your Own A-Frame Arbor

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Bring Character to Your Backyard: 5 Weekend Projects

Beautify the backyard with these character-boosting outdoor projects. We'll...

10 Things to Know Before You Build a Fence

A fence can improve your home's curb appeal, provide security, increase your...

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