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.

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

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Wall-mount trellises are a simple and cost-effective way to add style to your...

Looking for ideas for a sloped yard? Conquer a problem slope by installing a...

Dress your entryway in custom fashion -- no special skills required. This DIY...

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Flagstone offers natural patterns, shapes, and textures. Find ideas here to...

Swing in style and comfort with this twin-size porch swing.

Pergolas, especially those that feature seating, are a great addition to...

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

This easy-to-build arbor will become a peaceful retreat in your garden.

Flagstone walkways always lend a sense of timeless beauty. Adjustable to any...

About 400 feet of track, seven engines, and 30 railroad cars create a family...

Create an awe-inspiring botanical garden your friends and neighbors will envy...

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

Give vines in your garden a new place to climb with these clever trellis ideas.

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

Dreaming of a backyard escape or simply a place to store your gardening tools?...

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

Brick pathways can be both beautiful and practical. Explore ideas here to find...

Embrace summer color in your favorite outdoor rooms! These paint perk-ups brin...

An enclosed pergola, pavilion, or other outdoor structure can provide a privat...

Invite visitors to your garden with an enchanting entrance and stylish gate.

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