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Apr 18

Best Outdoor Furniture for Small Patios and Balconies — The Guide 2018

If you also feel like this winter has lasted for 14 months, fear not — it finally seems that warmer weather iscoming our way. With the shift into spring and summer comes the urge to do nearly anything outdoors: eating, entertaining, relaxing, you name it. If you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor living space, whether it be a balcony or a yard, it’s time to start thinking about furnishing it to maximize outside time — even if your space isn’t exactly roomy. To get you started we’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor furniture for small spaces, so you can make the most of what you have and take the fun times outside.

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Apr 18

16 Stunning Deck Ideas That Will Get You Excited for Summer

It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and the outdoors beckon. Maybe this has you thinking about improvements you’d like to make to your outdoor space, like maybe… a deck? A deck is like an outdoor room: it has a floor but no walls or ceiling, because it doesn’t need any. There are all kinds of ways to create a deck, of course, and yours doesn’t need to be fancy to be enjoyable. From the simple to the extravagant, here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Feb 18

Before and After: A Dreamy Solution for a Massive Dirt Pile

If you find yourself in possession of a dirt pile, what are your options? Plant grass, do some xeriscaping, create a bee- and butterfly-friendly garden, buy a lounge chair? That’s pretty much all I can think of, so I was blown away when I saw what this California homeowner ended up with…

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Nov 17

Spend a Little to Make More: Inexpensive Curb Appeal Upgrades That Will Improve Your Home's Value

Planning on selling soon? I’m sure you know that kitchens and bathrooms are a great target for your makeover dollars, but they also are the most expensive places to renovate. If you have just a little cash but want to make a major impact, step outside and check out the view from the curb.

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Sep 17

10 Truly Breathtaking Pools (Because Looking Is Free!) — Dwell

Summer over, which means I can’t write any pool posts for a while, so I thought I’d squeeze in one more while I still can. And this time I’ve decided to go for broke. These 10 pools are far from your average backyard watering hole, and they may be a bit beyond the reach of the average homeowner — but they sure are pretty to look at, and looking is free.

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Aug 17

Before & After: A Porch Gets a $15 Painted, Patterned Facelift

(Image credit: Neena Anne Thomas )

Want to make a more pleasant impression with your porch? You might find inspiration in this subtle but effective porch makeover, involving some bright paint and new pattern!

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