4274 Outdoors Stories
Privacy Screening Made Pretty
Craving a secluded escape in your own backyard? Check out these stylish solutions for privacy walls and screens
"great outdoors has to offer — trees, flowers, sunshine, sky and even resident wildlife... in an outdoor space. The three dimensional metal screening system by Randy Thueme... about outdoor curtains, though. Seems to me they'd be filled with spiders in... have this outdoor fabric? What is your wall made of? I love the painting idea! I am needing... sweet outdoor hideaway with the addition of affordable metal rods and panels of..."
Senses and Sensibility Make a Melbourne Patio Magical
Plants that appeal to the 5 senses, one-of-a-kind fences and plenty of space for entertaining cast a pleasing spell on the whole family
"create an outdoor wonderland for their family. Having a playful and entertaining space... embrace the outdoor space as part of our daily living. It is so important to us to make... Viva Outdoor Living! Cheers, Dena I like the different mix of materials. Maybe a... several outdoor rooms. How about this one over the pool? Oh and did I forget to mention... series of outdoor spaces for our family to enjoy, like you would plan the inside of your..."
Bid Bad Garden Bugs Goodbye and Usher In the Good
Give ants their marching orders and send mosquitoes moseying, while creating a garden that draws pollinators and helpful eaters
"spoil your outdoor plans and send you to the safety of your home. Along with these unwelcome... ruin any outdoor BBQ, chew into the siding on your house, and kill native gentler insects... because of outdoor cat food and vine-covered walls and bird houses that made good nesting... Fix all outdoor faucets that drip, drain & refill your birdbath 2x per week, turn empty... hinder outdoor activities. They thrive in areas with a regular water supply and can..."
Host a Laid-Back Girls’ Night in Your Own Backyard
"a cozy outdoor lounge perfect for a classy evening close to home.... green outdoor extension cord to run power to the lights from the house. Sarah J... handle bugs outdoors is to use a portable fan. Mosquitos and other pests cannot fly fast... by our outdoor table with an extension cord. Even on a low setting the bugs cannot... indoor-outdoor rug from the kitchen along with a couple of throw pillows and a chunky..."
11 Garden Retreats for the Creatively Inclined
Finally finish that novel, opera or oil painting you’ve been working on by drawing inspiration from these peaceful retreats
"atmosphere of outdoor spaces. Virginia Woolf wrote major parts of all her masterpieces, including... great outdoors has been limited to what I have captured in this photo. Thank you... one's own outdoor space and get the camera angle just right, there may be artistic corners... I want outdoor linen drying, need dog field, would like flower beds and must have... to the outdoors for creative inspiration? Tell us about your garden muse in the Comments..."
Patio of the Week: Playtime for the Whole Family
With a climbing wall, a fire pit and low-maintenance lushness, this remodeled California patio has something for everyone
"nance outdoor space the whole family could enjoy.... This outdoor room is very inviting. Love the firepit. Can I ask who makes it?... where the outdoor space is virtually ignored, all that potential wasted. Some non-gardeners... This outdoor area has something for everyone for every season-water feature, fire..."
3 Essential Elements of an Artful Garden Path
Make getting there half the fun with this insight from a landscape architect on designing a thoughtful path
"An outdoor path comes in one of two categories: 1) a directional tool to move people... like the Outdoor Rooms concept too. Thanks for this book. A mosaic medallion for an... an outdoor path as a focal point would be really beautiful.. Here are some examples... for my outdoor kitchen (still in the planning phase) So happy to see Jan Enright's..."
Wraparound Porches Have Curb Appeal Covered
Expansive covered porches add appeal and value to just about any house — and the neighborhood as well
""indoor-outdoor" space. They work best when at least 8' wide and accessed by numerous... require outdoor radiant heaters for optimum usage. The porch roof shades the windows... for the outdoor person after hours cooking and gardening. Becky, you outdid yourself... has many outdoor spaces on every floor of the house, but the wraparound has the most... advantage of outdoor space cuts down on energy used for running an air conditioner. What's..."
Take a Summer Vacation in the Backyard
From Airstreams to tepees, backyard camping provides all the comforts of home with a touch of rustic
"being outdoors exploring what nature has to offer. It costs very little to camp... great outdoors. These photos are great. But, when I saw the title of this post I... that home outdoor spaces offer more than gardening chores, more than a table and chairs... of this outdoor hideout Or park an Airstream in the back 40! Put all of your decorative... for me, outdoor camping at its most civilized is eating s’mores around a gas-fired..."
Reinvent It: A Houzzer Turns Thrifted Pieces Into a Swinging Daybed
"in our outdoor room one just like this one! Thank you so much for sharing. Thanks... with an outdoor fabric paint I purchased at Michaels. If you have a steady hand, this... love your outdoor room! We are planning space for a daybed swing in our new living room... made of outdoor fabric. She estimates the cost of the mattress and protective cover... scored the outdoor fabric for the slipcover on eBay for $42, then paid a seamstress $125..."
8 Great Ways to Use Landscape Pavers
"connects both outdoor spaces and breaks up the hardness of the concrete surfaces. I have... them with outdoor paint, if you want to change the color. love the use of pavers in... how your outdoor living space is so exquisitely planned and executed. Is the banding... delineate an outdoor lounge space in the landscape. Pea gravel is very affordable. Decide..."
Gardening for Happy Kids
"being outdoors and working in a garden. Being closer to nature without a doubt is... the best outdoor environments for children provide opportunities for 1) DISCOVERY: through... The outdoors is the best learning environment of all. speckhen, you can do wonders... far less outdoor play, and as a result, they have less self-esteem and creativity, are..."
Smashing Mosaics Stir Landscape Style
6 Ways to Rethink Your Patio Floor
Figure out the right material for your spring patio makeover with this mini guide to concrete, wood, brick and stone
"as an outdoor dining room. The foundation is obviously the first step. The big... using it outdoors too for a seamless look, but a friend warned that the white colour... your "outdoor room"---not so much. At home we have the large concrete pavers set... surrounding an outdoor fireplace. When you are designing with concrete, you can also leave..."
Inspiring Raised Beds for Fall and Spring Planting