Outdoor Rooms

From makeovers to simple decor touches, there are countless ways to remake your outdoor spaces into outdoor rooms that enhance your enjoyment of your yard. Start with a tour of a garden that includes a fire pit and arbor; you'll see how one family used simple design ideas and lots of welcoming extras to make better use of their outdoor spaces.

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How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

Make al fresco dining easier with an outdoor kitchen. This tutorial shows you two ways to build a basic outdoor cooking area.
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Shopping Tips: Microwave Ovens

Consider these features and options before buying your next microwave oven.
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DIY Outdoor Concrete Table for Less than $15

Patio furniture can be pricey. Make your own with this clever concrete project from blogger Chelsey Andrews. Her DIY is both easy to make and budget-friendly.
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Turn an Ordinary Potting Bench into an Outdoor Party Station

Tricked out right, an ordinary potting bench becomes a leave-it-out-all-summer sideboard for storing and serving.
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9 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with String Lights

Decorative string lights are one of the easiest updates you can bring to your porch or backyard. Keep the party going after the sun goes down with these inspiring ways to light up your yard with outdoor string lights.
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A Family-Friendly Outdoor Room Worthy of a Staycation

Beautiful plants, retreat-worthy outdoor rooms, and a commitment to family guide one couple's backyard transformation.
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More Outdoor Rooms

Colorful Backyard Decorating Ideas

With easy-to-please green as your backdrop, be bold and add a dash of color here and a splash of color there to take an outdoor space from dull to dazzling.
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Create an Outdoor Bench with Concrete

This creative bench uses a thrift store find, reclaimed wood, and DIY molded concrete for a one-of-a-kind look that's a blend of contemporary and vintage styles. Matching concrete planters rest atop the bench for the perfect finishing touch.