6 Trendy Materials for Outdoor Spaces

When it comes to designing outdoor spaces, one must exercise extreme caution when selecting materials. Because there are numerous materials to choose from and each has a distinct look, feel, and texture. Your selection will determine the final appearance of your home’s outdoor space. Look for trendy outdoor materials to create that unique look or […]

The Best Outdoor Security Cameras for Your Home

Not all security cameras are created equal. Some are loaded with useful features. Others, on the other hand, focus only on the basics. Here are some of the best outdoor security cameras in the market right now/

How to Prepare for Emergencies in the Great Outdoors

Outdoors Emergencies

No one wants to figure in a situation where the need to call for emergency help is necessary. But if you are a hiking novice or are a newcomer to the outdoors, it’s vital that you are equipped for such a scenario.

12 Amazing Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquito-Repelling Plants

Mosquitoes are not simply irritating biting insects — they’re also carriers of numerous life-threatening diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Dengue fever. Like it or not, mozzies are always going to be around as they can breed in the smallest of containers and puddles. Personal repellents are good but the best solution is […]

How to Build a Solar Food Dehydrator

DIY Solar Food Dehydrator

Drying is a form of food preservation because by getting rid of moisture, you prevent bacteria from ruining your fruits and vegetables. It’s a great snack idea as well, especially for the kids! But electric dehydrators can be too energy-consuming as they run all day long. If you live in a tropical area or where […]

Upcycle Ceiling Fan Blades into Giant Dragonflies in 5 Easy Steps

Ceiling Fan Blades Dragonflies

Let giant dragonflies invade your garden or yard by upcycling old ceiling fan blades! This outdoor decor is sure to make passers-by take a second look… Don’t have an old ceiling fan? Why not search your local thrift store? And while you’re there, go look for a straight but carved table leg because you’ll be needing it, […]

DIY Clay Pot Smoker – Cheap, Easy, and Quick

DIY Clay Pot Smoker

Clay pot smoker doesn’t necessarily have to be a big project, especially if you are just a small family who simply wants to enjoy a little outdoor cooking during the weekends. Building your own can be a fun and rewarding project, and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. There are plenty of plans and […]

5 Easy Steps To Create A DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse Ideas

Looking for a simple project to decorate your yard? Why not make this DIY clay pot lighthouse? This quick project is very easy to do and would only take a couple of hours of your time. You could use a battery-operated light or better yet a solar one for safe and more inexpensive lighting. It’s great decorative […]

Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful

In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that “Good fences make good neighbors”. It’s a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and […]

8 Creative Fence Decoration Ideas

Fence Decoration Ideas

How does your backyard look right now? Is it ready for your summer cookouts and get-togethers? When it comes to fence decoration, you want to choose a style that fits you. Fence decoration can come in many different materials including metal, wood, and vinyl. Consider what material suits your home and what fits your personality. Different […]

Privacy Screen Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas

Think your outdoor living area needs a little more privacy? Then here are some great DIY ideas that can isolate your space, yet still, allow for the enjoyment of the outdoors! Spending some time to unwind on a well-decorated and furnished yard or patio can be the next best thing to going on a weekend beach getaway — especially […]

Unique Furniture Made From Tree Stumps And Logs

Tree Stump Furniture

What makes these pieces of furniture astonishing is that it takes great woodworking skills and talent to make one! Agree? If you really want to have an impressive outdoor area, this is the kind of furniture you should be aiming for. Just by looking at each of these tree stumps and log furniture, one can already imagine a […]

Build A Cinder Block Pit Smoker For $250

Cinder Block Pit Smoker

I have always wanted to try barbecuing food in a block pit smoker. I had seen them before but never had the opportunity to use them. Since my last yard task entailed re-stacking all the concrete blocks in my brick pile, I decided to seize the opportunity and re-stacked the blocks in the shape of […]

Make a Real Indian Tandoor Oven Out of Terracotta Flower Pots in 3 Easy Steps!

DIY Flower Pot Tandoor Oven

Tandoori cooking is one of the world’s favourites. Although most of us think of Tandoori foods as being Indian (think Tandoori Chicken with the freshest Naan bread), it’s a style used from the Caucasus, down through Turkey and the Middle East right through to South Asia.  The secret to Tandoors is the very high temperatures achieved. […]

How to Make a Crocheted Hammock – 7 Simple Ways

DIY Crocheted Hammock

Want a hammock for your porch, but can’t find one that suits your taste? Why not make your own? An outdoor area is never complete without a place to sit and relax. A hammock is one of your best options. It’s a great place to relax and take a nap. Installing a hammock doesn’t require […]

4 Easy Steps On How To Make Your Own Mosquito-repelling Citronella Candles

DIY Mason Jar Citronella Oil Candles

It’s a beautiful, balmy night. You decide to sit out and do a little star gazing. Wonderful… until the mosquitoes find you! Human skin is a myriad jumble of fragrances. The bacteria living on our skin emit more than 200 odour chemicals. Mosquitoes are drawn to those odors. That’s why they swarm your barbecues and evening porch-sitting, […]

Build A Creative Living Playhouse For Your Kids

Living Playhouse

The digital age is a blessing and a curse. It allows us all, kids included, to expand our universe beyond anything our parents could have imagined. On the other hand, all too often, kids spend countless hours glued to a screen instead of ‘doing’. In our childhood days, playing in the backyard is our only […]

Awesome Swing Set Ideas for an Enjoyable Summer

Swing Sets

If you have some decorating plans for your home this year, then you should consider including a swing set in an outdoor-space makeover. Summer will be warmer than usual this year – perfect for lounging around the backyard or the patio, and enjoying new outdoor furniture. During summer, even if you are in the shade, […]