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7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Privacy. The most coveted item on all backyard wish lists. Because no matter how fabulous your balcony or how inviting your chimenea, all of the …

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

You may have seen all those beautiful <b>outdoor kitchens</b> with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing …

Portable

Deck Lighting Ideas That Bring Out The Beauty Of The Space

Lounging on a chair, having dinner or breakfast outdoors, bathing in the sun and admiring the views are all fun and relaxing activities we’re used to …

Interior Design

Articles about 8 summer ready decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Stephen Yablon Architect reimagines the stilt-house typology for a cutting-edge modern addition to a home in South Carolina's...<p>Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might...<p>If you're planning a break, don't (ever) …

10 Privacy Plants for Screening Your Yard in Style

If you’re searching for ways to create a natural screen for your yard, today’s post is for you! Kate here, and I have a little bit of experience in …

Landscaping

DIY Privacy Screen for $100

Our neighborhood is situated on a hill, so we get the pleasantness of having a huge house peering into our backyard. Even if a fence were up, the …

Decked Out: 6 Simple Backyard Upgrades

Transforming your backyard deck from dull to dreamy is easier—and less expensive—than you might think. Here are six add-on details that can enhance the overall look and usefulness of virtually any new or existing deck.<p>Transforming your backyard deck from dull to dreamy is easier—and less …

George Clooney, John Legend, and Other Stars Share Their Outdoor Spaces Photos

For paparazzi-plagued celebrities, what better place to entertain than at home in the garden, by the pool, or in the seclusion of a chic dining area? Whether situated by a crackling fire pit, on a balcony overlooking the coast, or beneath a vine-draped pergola, the outdoor seating and dining spaces …

George Clooney

Backyard Kitchen Made From Reclaimed Materials

Introduction: Backyard Kitchen Made From Reclaimed Materials<p>I love my backyard. And I love sharing it with others. Over the last year, I've been on a …

Woodworking

All decked out for the tropics

Steve Karolyi on his lushly planted tropical deckHow much does Steve Karolyi love the plants on the deck of his Surrey condo?<br>Well, so much that when …

Required Reading: Private Gardens of Paris

Care to stroll through the hidden gardens of Paris without leaving your home? <i>Private Gardens of Paris</i> by Alexandra D’Arnoux, Bruno De Laubadére, and …

Shade Solutions for Outdoor Rooms

1 of 18<p>Utilize Fabric Options<p>There are many more outdoor room solutions for nearly everything than there were even just 10 years ago. Luckily for …

73 garden fence ideas for protecting your privacy in the yard

If you are worried that passersby can see into the house from the side walk, then you can look at the patio privacy screens ideas. The shutters would …

Landscaping

7 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season Into Fall

Kicking back on a patio, either with a good book or with friends and a few glasses of wine, is definitely near the top of my favorite summer …

Fresh With A Touch Of Cozy – The Garden Bench

When you’re sitting in the garden, relaxing, somehow a chair or a daybed just don’t seem quite right. Something else would be better out here. The …

Four Steps To A More Private Deck

House decks are created for outdoor<br>parties, simple family gatherings, barbecue nights and for entertaining<br>friends. However, this is also the perfect …

Beautiful Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Small Yards

For houses with a backyard, landscaping plays a very important role in making your house look better.<p>Backyard Landscaping<p>Your small backyard …

Best Small Yard Landscaping Design Ideas Plans & Photos

0<p>739<p>4<p>Simple Landscaping Ideas<p>Are you struggling with landscape designs for a small yard, and do not where to begin planning your space? Look no …

How to Inspect Your Deck | Deck Safety - Consumer Reports

Loose or corroded fasteners<p>Rusted fasteners are a common problem around salt air. But any nails, screws, and anchors used in the installation will …

Home Improvement

12 Small Pools for Small Backyards

(Image credit: Source)<p>You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool — and if you <i>do</i> have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the …

What to Know About Adding a Deck

Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out.<p>Outdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately: Adding a deck is one of the most requested home …

The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

Landscaping

Articles about 7 outdoor entertaining areas done right on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family and friends in the summertime.<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>If you're a Skype, Vonage or some other manner of VoIP user, Hulger has a ligneous treat for you.<p>The …

Exclusive Apple Watch-inspired wallpapers

This past week marks the Apple Watch release date, April 24, 2015. Although the date has come under fire, at least a few pre-orders were filled and …

The Reluctant Gardener: Christine’s London Oasis

The secret to a successful garden? Know thyself and definitely know thy limitations.<p>We arrived in London 17 years ago, urban to the core. As New York …

My iPad App Playlist: Constraint and Creativity

This is the iPad version of my App Playlist articles. You can read my iPhone App Playlist here; Mac version coming next.<p>Constraint and …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …