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Outdoor living is a year-round topic on Hometalk. Hometalk members are busy planning and maintaining outdoor living spaces from the heat of summer to the cold of winter. Some folks are professionals who post gorgeous pictures of the outdoor living dreamscapes they've built. Other folks are DIYers who are revamping their outdoor living areas, building outdoor furniture, or planning an outdoor living room for the first time. Whether you're a novice or an expert, join a conversation about outdoor living rooms on Hometalk.
My husband and I love to build and create. I always wanted an outdoor studio especially for my art. I've always shared my artspace with bedrooms, living rooms, spare rooms, basements and
now lanais. My art supplies usually get scattered all over the house. Well, my husband suprised me one day last year and found a construction trailer a friend of ours was getting rid of and brought it home.
Are you looking to renovate a deck or porch soon to be able to enjoy the summer season? Or maybe you have a new building project in the pipeline. Here are a few of our favorite DIY ideas
for renovating, building, or refurbishing outdoor areas:
1. Power wash the existing deck and railings. You might be surprised at how it looks and you may decide you don't even need to do further renovations!
2. Paint wood or metal floors, railings, and ceilings. Sometimes that crisp new-paint look makes everything okay again.
3. Replace only the part that needs replacing - select rotted boards, remove, and then replace with new before re-staining or painting.
4. If a deck or porch floor has to be totally replaced, think about other options to change the look of your space either with interlocking tiles or an innovative system that allows you to use stone, tile or brick on your deck or porch foundation (shown in the photos below).
5. Lastly, don't forget the power of landscaping for your deck or porch! A little greenery and color goes a long way to creating an outdoor oasis.
Dirt's been flying, large equipment is coming and going. Plenty of excitement around as we're counting down to a backyard escape. It's week 2 of building a pool so let's take a look to
see what progress has been made.
This is week 2 in a series, "What's it like to build a pool?" It is not sponsored by any pool company. It's simply my personal account of the the good, the bad and whatever that happens as we try to have a pool by summer.
We had an old gazebo, we took it apart and my significant other welded it together to make a trellis. Some spray paint. The lantern is an old one that was in the garage, painted it, added a solar light and used a pint mason jar for the glass. This was put around the raised beds I made last year. It will be full of perennials eventually.