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Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never want to leave. Read on for 13 ways to achieve your very own backyard oasis.

30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

Save $100s and update your outdoor spaces instantly with these easy and inexpensive one-day backyard projects!


12 Outdoor Items We’re Buying at World Market This Month

From family barbecues to trips to the park and just relaxing on the balcony and enjoying a meal in the...


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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10 Cool Pool Water Features

Your pool will be the talk of the neighborhood when you add one of these fun pool water features.

How to Build a Garden Fountain

Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.

How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature

Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.


Build an Indoor Water Fountain

Create a tiny natural waterfall in your living room with indoor water fountains.


How to Build a Stone Fountain

Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.


Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.