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100+ Wooden Deck Design Ideas (Photos of Many Designs, Shapes & Sizes)

Without fail, decks, patios and balconies conjure up a romantic notion of relaxation and serenity… and for good reason.  There is no finer way to start the day than with a cup of coffee on a deck

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100+ Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas (Photos) & Features

Welcome to our gallery focusing on the wild possibilities presented by outdoor kitchens. An outdoor kitchen is not a commonplace element for any home, so the idea may seem foreign at first. We hope

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31 Patio Fireplaces Creating Outdoor Living Room Spaces

One way to liven up any patio is by adding a fireplace.  It can be a fire pit or a fireplace,  wood-fueled or gas.  The styles vary tremendously. The patio fireplace creates

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32 Indoor Swimming Pool Design Ideas to Whet Your Appetite (32 Stunning Pictures)

  There are few elements of a home that are as luxurious as an indoor swimming pool.  The indoor pool adds an ambience that not much else can compete with. If you’re financially

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29 Stunning Pictures of Infinity Pools: Refreshing Just to Look At

An infinity pool takes the luxury of a swimming pool and adds an ineffable mystique that can only be achieved through the unique construction which allows the water to vanish into

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23 Outdoor Kidney-Shaped Swimming Pools (Gorgeous)

Ahhhh, the dream of a backyard swimming pool.  I definitely would love to have a gorgeous swimming pool. One very popular pool shape is the kidney pool shape. Which begs the question: Why are kidney-shaped

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5 Important Benefits of Pool Screen Enclosures

What Is A Pool Enclosure? A pool enclosure is exactly what it sounds like! It is a structure that encloses a pool. There are two types of pool enclosures, glass, and screen cages. In this article, we

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Top 15 Types of Propane Patio Fire Pits with Table (Buying Guide)

We recently purchased a small propane-fueled fire pit.  We went with a small portable version for camping so we can have fires during wood-fire burning bans. However, if you wish to enjoy a fire pit

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27 Extensive Multi-Level Decks for Entertaining Large Parties

Welcome to our gallery featuring a wealth of incredible, extensive multi-level deck designs. While homes with smaller backyards may only need one deck and patio area, if you have the space, the trend

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42 Backyard and Patio Fire Pit Ideas

Growing up we had a fire pit in the backyard.  I loved it.  We didn’t use it every night, but we used it enough that I have many fond memories of roasting hot dogs and marshmallows in our backyard. Fire

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26 Floating Deck Design Ideas

Welcome to our gallery featuring floating deck designs. A floating, or freestanding deck, is one that can be placed virtually anywhere in any yard, regardless of layout or space. It’s a way to heighten

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Top 10 Types of Outdoor Deck Storage Boxes

Whether you need storage for gardening tools, pool supplies and toys, grilling utensils, cushions, the kid’s backyard toys or any number of other items, an outdoor deck storage box will keep it all

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25 Patio Dining Sets Perfect for Spring

Finally! Chilly weather is a thing of the past. Now, is the time for open-air BBQs, backyard picnics and tons of carefree days spent lounging on the patio. If you’re planning on savoring this spring

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14 Far Out Backyard Stargazing Station Ideas

Welcome to our gallery of serene star gazing stations! Sometimes you have to lay back and put things in perspective. There is nothing that brings the scope of the universe into view quite like star gazing.

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32 Fun Backyard Trampoline Ideas

Welcome to our guide to the wide world of backyard trampolines! There are plenty of activities that are fun for your backyard. You can accessorize your space with many a toy and playground equipment to

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28 Remarkable Backyard Waterpark Ideas

Welcome to our gallery of stunning water parks! What is the best family activity on a hot summer day? A trip to the water park! There is nothing quite like splashing around in wave pools and taking a

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29 Sublime Backyard Adirondack Relaxation Spaces

Welcome to our gallery of sublime Adirondack relaxation spaces! When constructing your yard space you have an almost endless number of possibilities. There are so many kinds of outdoor seating arrangements

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31 Alluring Picnic Table Ideas

Welcome to our picnic table gallery! Whether you have an outdoor space that you like to show off or you just like to have parties and gatherings outside, you will need a place for everyone to sit. The

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35 Swingin’ Backyard Swing Ideas

Welcome to our backyard swing gallery! When you are set on kicking back and enjoying your yard, nothing is better than the right seat. There are countless seating options for an outdoor area, but one

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34 Soothing Hot Tub Ideas

Welcome to our gallery of wonderful hot tub ideas! If you are looking to add a feature to your yard, a hot tub is not a bad idea. A hot tub brings people together, since people love to relax and socialize

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Hot Tub Deck Design Plan (Free PDF Download)

If you’ve been using a bathtub on the deck and want a hot tub on a deck, you’re in the right place. Especially if you want to build it yourself. This is our full set of plans for a deck with

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How Much Does A Swimming Pool Cost?

Welcome to our guide to building swimming pools and the potential cost of doing so. This guide’s goal is to provide you with the basic knowledge of the average costs involved when buying and installing

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7 Fantastic Patio Staging Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to our gallery featuring a number of marvelous patio designs created by Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors. Bespoke Home Staging & Interiors is a company that focuses on providing staging

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Deck Plan with Built-In Benches for Seating and Storage

Welcome to another free deck plan/blueprint.  This one features a wooden deck design with built-in benches for seating and storage.  The original source of this deck is found at Zillow DigsTM. The benefits

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