Backyard Sanctuary and Outdoor Living

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Backyard oasis with copper hot tub and waterfall pool

Interior Styles & Designs

Backyard oasis with hot tub and waterfall pool

The idea of an arbor covering the narrow side yard between the house and the fence is so appealing... Especially if the house next door is two-story. It allows the house so much privacy and creates the opportunity for a "secret garden" viewable from indoors... Water feature, flowers, bird feeders whatever you desire... Would be nice between house and detached garage too.

House with Two Courtyards

Notice the brick paver driveway and the attractive garage door. Antique shutters surround the front window, while an old bench sits out front. I love the copper gutters! To the right is the side garden which leads to the hidden front door. Now that the West University Home Tour benefiting WU Elementary is over, for those who don’t live in Houston, homeowner Heidi Dugan is graciously letting us see these pictures of her beautiful house first published in Houston House and Home magazine. Dugan…

30 Beautiful Backyard Ponds And Water Garden Ideas

30 Beautiful Backyard Ponds And Water Garden Ideas

Giving life to your backyard can be achieved by doing a lot of things such as planting a lot of trees and plants and arranging it to look as natural as

Waterfall made from a recycled table top.

Groundcovers made for the shade; spiritual healing garden

Is it true? Is fall here at last? In any case, ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemum is ready! Since we’re finally around the heat bend, it’s time to plant. This week Daphne explains why we should firm the soil around our plants. Why is that, when we’re cautioned not to trample beds? Plus, get her answer on w

30 Beautiful Backyard Ponds And Water Garden Ideas

30 Beautiful Backyard Ponds And Water Garden Ideas

Giving life to your backyard can be achieved by doing a lot of things such as planting a lot of trees and plants and arranging it to look as natural as

Love this outdoor water feature

Outdoor

$100 backyard decor. Like the netting need to do this at the luvshack

Beautiful Outdoor Area On A $100 Budget!

This is our patio area I put together when we lived in Oregon! I was so happy with the way it came out. I truly believe that you don't have to sacrifice something that is gorgeous just to get something that is cheap. I am so passionate about being thrifty and frugal, but I never want myself or my home to look "thrifty" or "frugal". I spent about $15.00 on stuff I didn't have already. ($100.00 total on everything including the chandelier) I truly believe you can have the best of both worlds…

Wine Barrel Tables... These would be awesome for the backyard

Wine Barrel Tables | Upcycle That

Wine barrel tables are actually so simple to make. Here we show you how to make 2 kinds: a wine barrel bar table and wine barrel side tables. Too easy!

tiered wine barrel planter

The WHOot

Recipes, DIY, Craft, Gardening, Crochet and Kids activities.

Tree stump patio side tables

Tree stump patio side tables

Bauer Barrel wine barrel side table. Love this for the backyard, cottage or country home!

Bauer Barrel wine barrel side table. Love this for the backyard, cottage or country home!

Large piece of firewood turned into a patio table

Large piece of firewood turned into a patio table

Love the fire

Love the fire