Outdoor Living

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How a Chicago Chef Transformed Her Backyard into an Outdoor Kitchen

Chicago chef Stephanie Izard shares how she turned her urban backyard into a compact, can-do outdoor kitchen.
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An Outdoor Retreat Full of Colors and Lights

To get into this hot Windy City hangout, you have to know the owners—a couple who turned their plain backyard into party central. There’s even a house band.
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5 Tips for Avoiding Mosquitoes

Take back your yard from mosquitoes with smart landscaping and natural products. Our science-backed tips help scatter the swarm.
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How To Create A Magical Patio for Entertaining

Gathering outside with friends and family on a Midwest summer evening is one of the season's many pleasures. Here are tips for how to set the scene for enchanting patio entertaining.
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One-Minute Inspiration: Outdoor Living

Under an arbor or on a porch, outdoor living is becoming more of a norm. Enliven the front of your house with wicker and white furniture, freshen up the backyard patio with colorful dining chairs, or get cozy in front of a stone and brick fireplace.
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Take It Outside: Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Well-placed weatherproof furniture and a little mood lighting will make your backyard wine-and-dine ready.
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Bring a Beach Look to Your Porch

Lakeside, seaside or even landlocked, a porch is all the prettier for beach elements. Borrow ideas from this one to inject a nautical air into your outdoor area.
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How to Create Outdoor Living Rooms

Homeowners in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, share their innovative ideas for extending interior living to the great outdoors.