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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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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Summer is finally here, and it's time for outdoor entertaining. See how party planner Camille Styles mixed products from Target's Threshold, Project 62, and Opalhouse summer collections to make a picturesque hangout for friends.
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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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Tricked out right, an ordinary potting bench becomes a leave-it-out-all-summer sideboard for storing and serving.
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Beautiful plants, retreat-worthy outdoor rooms, and a commitment to family guide one couple's backyard transformation.
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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.
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More Outdoor Rooms

Make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood with this DIY cooler cabinet project that's guaranteed to bring the party.
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Whether you consider yourself a gardener, a potting bench can add precious storage space to your outdoor areas. Use these 9 creative ideas for potting benches to get organized outside.
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Raise the bar for your outdoor living space with a DIY beverage center. Stocked with glassware, cocktail tools, fresh fruit, and more, this patio bar will have you sipping in style all summer long.
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Gardeners and plant lovers can maximize the space they have even with a yard that's minimal in size. If you want more blooms, texture, and color, then pack it in! The more the merrier.
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An eclectic mix of seating areas makes up this outdoor retreat tucked behind Brooklyn's busy streets. The terraced brownstone backyard is the perfect gathering space for family and friends.
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When your patio furniture needs new life, turn to these makeover tips. DIY your way to better outdoor furniture instead of running out to buy a whole new set. These before-and-afters will give you the inspiration to jazz up your outdoor furniture sets.