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Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living Basics

Today, many individuals are taking their home decor and living spaces outside. Outdoor living can consist of designing and creating unique outdoor spaces through construction or landscaping projects—from staining decks to building a koi pond with a cascading waterfall. We've got you covered. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces for entertaining purposes, while others are installing unique lighting concepts to reveal the beauty of their yard at night. Whichever project you decide to tackle, Angi is here to help you figure out the best way to begin transforming your outdoor living space. 

a light wood pool deck surrounding a square pool, with five deck chairs and grass (Photo by © Luis Viegas -
Deck Maintenance
The average pool deck costs around $5,000 on average.
Be sure to hire a knowledgeable contractor that has an intent to build your deck to meet or exceed the current local building codes, says Lewis. (Photo courtesy of Home Enhancements)
Deck MaintenanceHiring a Contractor
Before you hire a contractor to build your deck, educate yourself about the process to ensure the safety of your family and the lifespan of the deck itself.
building a deck
Deck MaintenanceWood DeckingDeck
If you’re a homeowner with construction skills, you can figure out how to build a deck of any size.
After a harsh winter, get your home looking fresh and clean with a professional pressure washing. (Photo by Photo courtesy of Angi member Dee G.)
Pressure WashingDeck Maintenance
Keep your home clean inside and out by hiring a pro to pressure wash your home's siding and get your deck ready for spring.
Finding a local deck builder to give you the perfect space for entertaining requires planning, interviewing and more. (Photo courtesy of Angi member Cathryn B. of Monroe, Wash.)
Deck MaintenanceDeck
Building a new deck for backyard entertainment will go smoothly if you know how to hire the right deck builder.