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2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Outdoor Patio Furniture Finalists - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Patio Furniture About.com Awards
The About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011 honors the year's top Outdoor Patio Furniture, brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by our readers. This is the first year that the Pool and Patio category has joined the Readers' Choice Awards. This year's Best Pool and Patio category seeks to honor the Best Outdoor Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner/Vacuum, Best Pool Test Kit, Best Hot Tub/Spa, and Best Decking. Voting is Feb. 22 to March 8, 2011.

About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Outdoor Patio Furniture Finalists - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Patio Furniture About.com Awards
The About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011 honored the year's top Outdoor Patio Furniture, brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by our readers. This is the first year that the Pool and Patio category has joined the Readers' Choice Awards. This year's Best Pool and Patio category seeks to honor the Best Outdoor Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner/Vacuum, Best Pool Test Kit, Best Hot Tub/Spa, and Best Decking. Voting is Feb. 22 to March 8, 2011.

2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Outdoor Patio Furniture Finalists - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Patio Furniture About.com Awards
The About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011 honors the year's top Outdoor Patio Furniture, brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by our readers. This is the first year that the Pool and Patio category has joined the Readers' Choice Awards. This year's Best Pool and Patio category seeks to honor the Best Outdoor Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner/Vacuum, Best Pool Test Kit, Best Hot Tub/Spa, and Best Decking. Voting is Feb. 22 to March 8, 2011.

2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Outdoor Patio Furniture Finalists - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Patio Furniture About.com Awards
The About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011 honored the year's top Outdoor Patio Furniture, brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by our readers. This is the first year that the Pool and Patio category has joined the Readers' Choice Awards. This year's Best Pool and Patio category seeks to honor the Best Outdoor Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner/Vacuum, Best Pool Test Kit, Best Hot Tub/Spa, and Best Decking. Voting is Feb. 22 to March 8, 2011.

2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Outdoor Patio Furniture Finalists - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Patio Furniture About.com Awards
The About.com Reader's Choice Awards 2011 honors the year's top Outdoor Patio Furniture, brands and manufacturers, as nominated and chosen by our readers. This is the first year that the Pool and Patio category has joined the Readers' Choice Awards. This year's Best Pool and Patio category seeks to honor the Best Outdoor Patio Furniture, Best Pool Cleaner/Vacuum, Best Pool Test Kit, Best Hot Tub/Spa, and Best Decking. Voting is Feb. 22 to March 8, 2011.

Lumos Solar - Dwell on Design 2013
This outdoor roof is by Energy Lumos Solar, which was a 2012 Dwell on Design award winner. Energy Lumos Solar delivers “modules that are faster and easier to install, stronger for industrial applications and have less embodied energy making it the more sustainable choice.” The company unveiled its newest product at the show.

Dwell on Design 2013 - Highlights From Dwell Outdoors and More
During Dwell on Design's three-day run, the largest design event in the U.S. offered nonstop discussions, demonstrations, home tours, and a diverse assortment of exhibits that covered all aspects of the modern lifestyle. Dwell on Design 2013 transformed more than 200,000 square feet of exhibition floor space at the Los Angeles Convention Center into a dazzling showcase for the world of modern design. Here are highlights from Dwell Outdoor.

JC Penney Designs at Dwell on Design '13
Longtime retailer JC Penney was a major presence at the 2013 Dwell on Design exhibit and conference in LA. Find out what the retail giant was doing there and what they've got in store, design-wise.

Vessel USA Architectural Pottery - Dwell on Design 2013
Vessel USA makes the Architectural Pottery Collection, which was originally produced during the mid-20th century. Classic, simple, lines and shapes never go out of style, and Vessel continues the tradition and comes up with some of their own interpretations, many of which were on display at the 2013 Dwell on Design in LA.

Modfire at Dwell on Design 2013
Modfire makes Mid-century modern-inspired outdoor fireplaces and firepits that add excitement and sleek styling to your outdoor room. Learn more about this Dwell Outdoor exhibitor.

Maxx Spas at Dwell on Design 2013
Maxx Spas has been around since the 1980s and has evolved with the times. Find out what attracted visitors to their display at LA's 2013 Dwell on Design exhibit.

Gainey Ceramics at Dwell on Design 2013
Gainey Ceramics of Pomona, California, was one of the exhibitors in the Dwell Outdoor exhibit at the 2013 Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. The longtime Southern California pottery maker and manufacturer produces architectural-style pottery with clean lines and simple glazes.

Hurbz Planters at Dwell on Design 2013
Hurbz displayed its cleverly designed containers for urban herbs and other growing things at the Dwell on Design exhibit in Los Angeles in June of 2013.

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens - Dwell on Design 2013
Brown Jordan, a top name in the world of patio furniture, also creates outdoor kitchens. Keeping in line with its patio furniture, the kitchens are sleek, modern, and equipped with the finest materials and appliances.

Airstream at Dwell on Design 2013
Airstream makes sleek silver trailers. Many style savvy consumers use them as second homes, guest rooms, offices, studios or backyard escapes. Learn more about Airstream, an exhibitor at Dwell on Design 2013.

Best Decking - About.com Best Decking Award - Best Decking Award: About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2011
It was a close race throughout the voting period, but TimberTech received the most votes. Many readers were quite vocal about their reasons for choosing certain finalists. In fact, the conversation will continue in a new feature to be introduced soon. Congratulations to the winner and all the finalists -- these companies and products have many fans out there! Tje Best Decking winners, in order, are:

Best Hot Tub / Spa - About.com Awards for Best Hot Tub / Spa - 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Best Hot Tub/Spa
From Day One it was a heated race -- but, then, what would you expect for a contest voting Best Hot Tub? Readers' comments and conversations were equally heated -- some got a bit too fired up! But we have a winner, as chosen by our readers: Cal Spas. Congratulations to our winner and all the finalists!

Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum - 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards: Best Pool Cleaners/Vacuum
Hayward has been making pool parts and pools for more than 80 years. While their pool product line includes technologically advanced pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, lighting, controls and salt chlorine generators, it's their automatic pool cleaners and vacuums that caught our readers' attention and made it the clear winner.

Best Pool Test Kit - Best Pool Test Kit and Strips
Thousands of votes were cast, and the winners have been determined. Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards for Pool and Patio. In our final category: Best Pool Test Kit / Strips

About.com Award Winners 2011 - Best Decking Awards - Best Hot Tub Awards - Best Outdoor Patio Furniture Awards - Best Pool Cleaner / Vacuum
Thousands of votes were cast, and the winners have been determined. Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2011 Reader's Choice Awards for Pool and Patio. Click through this gallery to see the winner in each category. Or click on the links below to jump ahead to a specific category.

A Guide to Outdoor Structures and Buildings
What are those outdoor structures in your yard called? While some are easy, like patios and decks, others, like atriums and belvederes. are not so easy to explain. Here, we distinguish what's what, and, well, explain them all for you.

A Guide to Outdoor Structures and Buildings
What are those outdoor structures in your yard called? While some are easy, like patios and decks, others, like atriums and belvederes. are not so easy to explain. Here, we distinguish what's what, and, well, explain them all for you.

Trees for Japanese Gardens - Designing a Japanese Garden
Choosing trees for a Japanese garden can be as much of a major consideration as other design elements, like architectural features -- bridges, tea houses, pagoda-like structures -- and hardscaping. The following trees are traditionally used in Japanese landscape design and have one or more qualities that might make them a good selection for your yard.

Trees for Japanese Gardens - Designing a Japanese Garden
Choosing trees for a Japanese garden can be as much of a major consideration as other design elements, like architectural features -- bridges, tea houses, pagoda-like structures -- and hardscaping. The following trees are traditionally used in Japanese landscape design and have one or more qualities that might make them a good selection for your yard.

Outdoor Living Spaces Defined
What's the difference between a patio and a terrace? We organize and explain features that make various outdoor living spaces unique.

Saving Energy and Money Outdoors: Pools and Patios
Step outside and take a look at what can be done to save energy and money. From there, we take you on an energy-saving tour of your backyard.

Saving Energy and Money Outdoors: Pools and Patios
Step outside and take a look at what can be done to save energy and money. From there, we take you on an energy-saving tour of your backyard.

What is a Porch?
Discover the definition of a porch.

Where to Find Patio and Outdoor Living Stores in Illinois
If you live in the Chicago area or Illinois and are looking for outdoor living stores, check out our guide to the top patio and garden stores in your area.

Types of Filters for Your Swimming Pool
Learn about the three types of pool filters and which one is the right type for your swimming pool.

October Decorating: Martha's Way and My Way
Are you intimidated by how Martha Stewart decorates each fall? Discover how the rest of us celebrate the season and don't feel so bad!

Wood Types for Decking - Hardwoods and Softwoods for Deck Timber
Despite the popularity of composite decking, not everyone wants to go that way. Many potential deck owners simply like the look and feel of real wood. Others build wood decks for traditional reasons -- because their fathers, and their fathers before them used real wood. Often it's less expensive, especially in regions where trees are grown for timber.

Wood Types for Decking - Hardwoods and Softwoods for Deck Timber
Despite the popularity of composite decking, not everyone wants to go that way. Many potential deck owners simply like the look and feel of real wood. Others build wood decks for traditional reasons -- because their fathers, and their fathers before them used real wood. Often it's less expensive, especially in regions where trees are grown for timber.

How to Recycle Lights - Recycling Programs for Lights
What do you do with old or broken incandescent Christmas lights or light bulbs? We've tracked down places and programs that will recycle your lights. Replace them with energy-saving LEDs.

Free Patio Plans and Designs
Want to build a patio for your yard? Take a look at these free DIY plans we've compiled for various types and designs of patios.

Home Safety - How to Make Your Home and Yard Safer
Much emphasis is placed on home safety, but a significant part of maintaining a safe home takes place outside the house.

Home Safety - How to Make Your Home and Yard Safer
Much emphasis is placed on home safety, but a significant part of maintaining a safe home takes place outside the house.

Home Safety - How to Make Your Home and Yard Safer
Much emphasis is placed on home safety, but a significant part of maintaining a safe home takes place outside the house.

Home Safety - How to Make Your Home and Yard Safer
Much emphasis is placed on home safety, but a significant part of maintaining a safe home takes place outside the house.

10 Ways to Save Water and Money in the Garden
Want to save water while irrigating your yard? Whether you live in a drought zone or simply want to reduce your bill, we share 10 smart tips for saving water.

Ways to Improve the Look and Landscaping of Your Home's Exterior
Does your house have curb appeal? Discover 9 smart ways to make changes and repairs, transforming it into the best-looking house in the neighborhood!

Cleanliness and Potential Repairs
If you want to improve your home's curb appeal, start by cleaning up your front yard, porch and entryway.

House Numbers
Something as simple as house numbers can update your house and improve its curb appeal.

Change the Mailbox
Is the mailbox at your curb or in our yard shabby but not chic? Replacing it with something simple and neat can vastly improve your home's curb appeal.

Rethink the Front Pathway
Want to improve your home's curb appeal? Rethink the front path or walkway, along with 8 other fixes and improvements.

Entryway
Is your entryway or front porch inviting or scary looking? Consider sprucing it up for a way to enhance your home's curb appeal.

Architectural Details and Add-Ons
Do your home's architectural details and fixtures coordinate with the home's style and design? Think about updating for curb appeal.

Color
Take a look at your home's exterior paint color and consider repainting as a way to improve curb appeal.

Garage Door - Curb Appeal Improvements
Does your garage door need to be repaired or replaced? It may be one of 8 ways to enhance your home's curb appeal.

Landscaping - Curb Appeal Ideas
Can the landscaping in your front yard be improved? Consider a redesign or slight change to enhance your home's curb appeal.

The Drought - What You Can Do About it at Home
Water conservation begins at home. Use drought tolerant plants in the garden, hardscape, practice water-wise irrigation, detect leaks and maintain your pool regularly to help cut down on water usage. Learn other ways to save water that might not have occurred to you.

When to Display the American Flag - What Days Should I Fly the Flag
Which holidays should you fly the American flag? Consult this handy list so your house will always look patriotic!

When to Display the American Flag - What Days Should I Fly the Flag
Which holidays should you fly the American flag? Consult this handy list so your house will always look patriotic!

Where to Buy Above-Ground Pool Supplies
You're the owner of an above-ground swimming pool, which also means you need to maintain it. Check out our list of the top pool supply stores.

The Top Outdoor Patio Umbrella Tablecloths
Looking for a tablecloth to fit your outdoor table, the one with the umbrella? Check out our list of top styles.

Path Ideas and Materials for Water-Wise Landscaping
Flagstone pavers are a drought-tolerant path solution at this home in Santa Monica, California. Page 2.

Pathway Materials and Ideas for Water Conservation
A home in suburban Los Angeles uses bark mulch as paving for a path in the backyard - a drought-tolerant solution. Page 3.

Water-Wise Landscaping - Pathway Materials and Ideas
Grey flagstone pavers are placed in a casual curving formation atop a bed of pebbles at a house that is using water-wise materials in the yard. Page 4.

Path Ideas and Materials for Water-Wise Landscaping
Uneven-edged pavers in various sizes cut through a part of a water-wise garden, leading to a patio or private retreat.

Side Yard Deck - Pathway Materials
A deck was built in the side yard of a home near LA to serve as a retreat and easy way to move from the front to the back yard. Page 8.

Path Ideas for Water-Wise Landscaping - Concrete Steps
Simple concrete-block steps are used in a water-wise backyard near Pasadena. Boulders, rocks and native plants are also incorporated into the design. Page 7.

Path Materials and Ideas for Water Conservation Landscape Design
Small, irregular pavers cut through a drought tolerant garden and converge. Succulents and other water-wise plants are used in this landscape design. Page 5.

Zoysia - Path Materials for Water Conservation
Zoysia is used as an alternative to a regular lawn in this drought-tolerant garden. Page 6.

The World's Biggest Swimming Pool - Where is the World's Largest Pool? - Guiness World Record for Largest Pool
Discover more about the world's largest swimming pool, located at an all-inclusive resort in a sunny locale.

Private Beaches at the San Alfonso del Mar - World's Biggest Swimming Pool
Each building at the San Alfonso del Mar in Algarrobo, Chile, has its own dock and private beach, complete with white sand and tropical landscaping with palm trees.

The World's Biggest Swimming Pool - San Alfonso del Mar Resort
Guests usually don't choose the San Alfonso just as a place to

A Jacuzzi Room With a View - San Alfonso Del Mar - Biggest Pool in the World
If you're fortunate enough to afford a duplex penthouse at Chile's San Alfonso del Mar resort, you'll be staying atop a pyramid-shaped building that features a large balcony and an open-air Jacuzzi.

Beach Club at the San Alfonso del Mar
The San Alfonso del Mar is not just home to the world's largest pool. The resort's Beach Club features a spa, a tempered beach under a crystal pyramid, and much more.

Caribbean Blue Waters - World's Largest Swimming Pool
The lagoon's waters at the San Alfonso del Mar have the transparency and intense turquoise color of tropical seas. The technology behind the waters was created by Crystal Lagoons.

Young Girl in Wading Pool - 1945 Picture
In this image gallery of kiddie pool history, a girl plays in a backyard inflatable pool while her Cocker Spaniel looks on, circa 1945. Page 6.

Kiddie Pool Memories - The Best Way to Cool Off
For many of us, the first time we get our feet wet is in a childs' pool. And someone -- maybe Mom or Grandpa -- was there to capture the occasion on film, video or with whatever device they use to take a photo. We've curated a collection of touching and humorous pictures of children, grown-ups and pets in backyard kiddie pools. Enjoy! Page 8.

Three Kids in Wading Pool - Fifties Americana
Picture of two boys and a girl in a backyard kiddie pool, circa 1950.

Kiddie Pool Memories - The Best Way to Cool Off
For many of us, the first time we get our feet wet is in a childs' pool. And someone -- maybe Mom or Grandpa -- was there to capture the occasion on film, video or with whatever device they use to take a photo. We've curated a collection of touching and humorous pictures of children, grown-ups and pets in backyard kiddie pools. Enjoy! Page 9.

Working in the Kiddie Pool -
Austin resident Todd Dwyer soaks in a kiddie pool along with a bottle of beer and his faithful dog. Page 4.

Two Kids Playing Basketball in Kiddie Pool
A boy and girl play basketball while standing in their kiddie pool. Plastic and inflatable pools have been one of the cheapest and easiest ways to cool off for decades. Page 7.

Dog in a Play Pool - Buddy Pawing in the Pool
Picture of dog pawing his plastic swimming pool. Page 10.

Baby and Dog in Pool
Photo of a toddler drinking from a hose while a dog tries to lap up a few drops of water. Page 2.

Hot Dog and Beer - Ways to Cool Off During a Heat Wave
This Texas dog cools off i. Pool & Patio. Page 5.

Four Kids in a Play Pool - Southern California in the Sixties
Four children smile as they crowd into a plastic play pool. Page 3.

Vintage Patio Furniture
That vintage garden chair might make a great prop for your next profile pic or selfie. Just one of 12 tips we have for taking fabulous photos in your own backyard.

Selfie Tips - Step Outside for a Private Photo Session
Where's the best place to take a quick self portrait? Step outside into your yard -- we've found top spots outside to pose for your next selfie or profile pic.

Taking Selfies Outside - Near Architectural Elements
If you live in an older home with interesting architectural details, then your outdoor photo session will be a natural. Just one of 12 spots outside to take selfies.

The Top Spots to Take Selfies - By a Cactus
Don't overlook the less-than-lush plants in your yard as backdrops for your next selfie. A cactus might make your next portrait a winner.

Taking Selfies Outdoors - With Pool or Yard Toys
Grab an inflatable pool toy or sit on a swing for a lighthearted profile photo -- one of our favorite ideas in the yard for taking casual selfies.

Take Selfies in Your Own Yard - Against a White Wall
Take profile pictures against a white wall in your backyard. It's simple, flattering and does not distract from the subject.

The Best Spots in Your Yard to Take Selfies - In a Pool
The calm waters of your swimming pool may be the perfect spot for your next profile pic -- one of several places we've found in your yard for taking photos.

Top Spots in the Yard for Selfies - By a Colorful Door
If you have a colorful front or back door, consider using it as a backdrop for your next profile picture or selfie.

Best Places to Take Selfies Outdoors - Steps or Entryway
Look no farther than your front or back steps to sit down and take what might be your best can did portrait yet. It's just one place in your yard to take selfies.

The Best Places Outdoors to Take Selfies - Against a Tree
Use that tree in your yard to lean against for your next selfie -- just one of several great spots outdoors to take informal profile pictures.

Where to Take Your Next Profile Pic - Outdoor Lighting at Night
Use your outdoor lighting to full advantage for an interesting evening self portrait outdoors -- one of many ideas we have for taking selfies in your own yard.

Top Spots for Selfies Outdoors - Vertical Gardens
If you own or have access to a living wall, aka vertical garden, then stand in front of it and smile. Just one of our suggested spots in the yard to take profile pics.

Tiki Island - Small Gardens
Many homeowners would love to have a tropical oasis in their own backyard. It's possible, even with a small space. Page 12.

Beach Cottage Adirondack Chairs - Small Spaces
A small patio retreat features two charming Adirondack chairs with colorful cushions and pillows. Page 9.

Front Yard Hideaway - Small Gardens
A cedar bench tucked under trees provides a secret spot in the yard for reading, napping, or enjoying the fresh air. Page 8.

Small Garden Designs - Garden Hideaways
When designing a small garden space or outdoor room, focus on colors and textures that complement one another.

Small Space Landscape Designs and Garden Retreats
A large yard in California is divided into several small spaces, including hideaways and secret retreats. Page 2.

Secret Garden Tea Party - Small Spaces
A children's secret garden includes small outdoor furniture and a tea party table and set for dining under the trees. Page 3.

Garden Gazebo Getaway - Small Gardens
A gazebo makes the perfect retreat for small-space yards, offering a change of scene and a roof overhead. Page 7.

Small Garden Designs - Porch Paradise
A front porch is transformed into a comfortable retreat with a wicker settee and plump cushions for reading or enjoying a cold drink. Page 4.

Small Garden Designs - TeePee Retreat
A backyard teepee in Santa Monica makes a fun and easy retreat for the owners of this fabulous home. Page 6.

Small Garden Designs - Terrace With a View
A garden arbor serves as a gateway to a secluded terrace with a wooden bench for sitting and enjoying the view. Page 5.

Bamboo Bench - Small Gardens
Sometimes just a bench or some form of outdoor garden seating is all that is needed to create a retreat or getaway. Page 11.

Gravel Getaway - Small Yards
.A small oasis is created in this backyard with a glider set under a tree and a few potted plants. Page 10.

Small Garden Designs - Outdoor Rooms and Hideaways
Enjoy these secret garden and outdoor room ideas, however small they may be. Follow these suggestions to maximize the space.

Dining on El Patio - Small Gardens
A romantic backyard getaway is created with a pigskin leather dining set in a Southwest-style outdoor room. Page 13.

Before the Party - Cleaning the Yard and Making Repairs
Outdoor entertaining should be easy, provided all the cleaning, preparations, safety and cosmetic repairs are done beforehand. Find out ways to get organized before the big event.

Swimming Pools - What is a Sand Filter?
What does a sand pool filter do, and why would you want one? Learn more about this type of filter for maintaining your in-ground or above-ground pool.

Hiding a Brick Wall - How to Disguise a Brick Wall
What's the best way to hide a brick wall? Besides painting it, your smartest choice is to plant something in front of it, like a fast-growing hedge, vine or several small, evenly spaced trees.

What to Look for in a Pool Maintenance Service
Ready to hire a pool maintenance service? Follow these tips and do your homework before enlisting the services of a pro.

Get Your Yard Ready for Spring
Whether spring cleaning or general sprucing up, discover how to tackle all the areas of your outdoor living space with these easy tips.

Water Use at Home - Facts About Using Water
Are you aware of how much water you use at home and in your yard? How about the pool or spa? These facts about water use may surprise, or motivate, you.

Water Use at Home - Facts About Using Water
Are you aware of how much water you use at home and in your yard? How about the pool or spa? These facts about water use may surprise, or motivate, you.

What is the Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape?
Do you know the difference between hardscape and softscape? In order to design an landscape, you must incorporate both elements.

Patio Design Ideas - Circle Pavers in Gravel
Pea gravel with round aggregate pavers in different sizes makes an attractive and easy patio area. Page 5.

Front Yard Patio - Patio Pictures
The front yard of a home in Venice, California, includes an enclosed patio that provides a place to dine and is a true outdoor room. Page 3.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

How to Find the Best Pool Service
You don't have time to maintain the pool, but how do you find a good pool service pro or company? Follow our tips to hire the right company for the job.

Patio Design Ideas - Fireplace and Outdoor Living Room
An outdoor custom-built fireplace is the focal point for a patio that features all-white furniture. Page 7.

Patio Design Ideas - Front Yard Flagstone Patio
The front lawn of this Santa Monica home was replaced with a patio, pea gravel, pavers, and drought-tolerant plants. Page 25.

Midcentury Modern Patio Design Ideas
A midcentury modern home and patio designed by Lloyd Wright features a subtly patterned concrete floor and vintage lounge chairs. Page 19.

Patio Design Ideas - Saltillo Tile
A wrought iron patio dining set placed on a front patio of a home allows its owners to visit with neighbors and passers-by. Page 2.

Patio Design Ideas - Beachside Patio
A brick front-yard patio is small but welcoming. Everything is pulled together without appearing overly cluttered or crowded. Page 8.

Cottage Garden Patio Design Ideas
This cottage garden has many nooks, crannies and surprises throughout. Here, a simple concrete slab with a curved row of bricks includes a border garden. Page 4.

View from the Terrace - Patio Garden Design Ideas
A terrace-style patio surrounded by succulents and drought-tolerant plants offers a beautiful view of the ocean. Page 20.

Secret Passageway - Patio Design Ideas
A brick wall surrounds a patio and offers privacy. Page 34.

Paver Patio in Pasadena - Patio Design Ideas
This home near Pasadena, California, lost its lawn and replaced the turf with pavers and decomposed granite. Page 35.

Teak Patio Design Ideas - Saltillo and Teak
Teak patio furniture gives this walled courtyard a warm appeal. The patio is situated near the front door of a house in Santa Monica, California, . Page 13.

Patio Design Ideas - Casual Gravel and Beanbag Patio
This children's patio play area features a pea gravel surface and colorful beanbag chairs. Page 27.

Elizabeth Taylor Mexican Patio - Puerto Vallarta
Casa Kimberly was bought by Richard Burton for his then-lover Elizabeth Taylor, while he was filming

Patio Design Ideas - Colorful Furniture
Colorful outdoor tables, chairs and accessories highlight this outdoor space at Chicweed in Solana Beach, California. Page 9.

Secluded Patio - Patio Design Ideas
A concrete slab patio is located off the master bedroom of a Mid-century modern home, offering privacy and relaxation. Page 33.

Patio Design Ideas - Low Privacy Wall
A raised patio in the front yard of a home serves as an outdoor entryway that also offers space for dining and privacy. Page 21.

Patio Design Ideas - Modern Decking and Gravel
Bright orange pots serve as a focal point in this patio area on view at the LA Garden Show. Page 10.

Patio Design Ideas - Brick Pavers and Black Gravel
A combination of brick pavers and black gravel make a striking contrast of materials for a patio. Page 16.

Small Garden and Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Small Garden Design Ideas
Recipe for an instant small garden and patio: take two colorful folding metal chairs, a small outdoor rug, and a rolling cart / side table. Page 17.

Patio Design Ideas - Gravel Edging
Drought-tolerant plants and bark mulch with pea gravel frame a patio area in this water-wise yard. Page 26.

Patio Design Ideas - Three Patio Floores
This patio features three different types of materials, which proves you don't have to be limited to one look or material. Page 15.

Patio Design Ideas - Square Pavers and Pebbles
A prefab house at the L.A. Garden Show features a simple patio area with concrete pavers and pebbles. Page 14.

Patio Design Ideas - Tuscan-Inspired Patio
Tuscan and Mediterranean-style gardens are popular themes, especially in warm climates. Find out the hallmarks of Mediterranean landscape design. Page 6.

Adirondack Chairs and Fake Turk - Patio Design Ideas
Colorful Adirondack chairs and fake turf grass make a fun, retro patio area, as seen at Dwell on Design in LA. Page 32.

Footpring Patio - Patio Design Ideas
A footprint in concrete adds a personal touch to this outdoor patio. You can make impressions of hands or pets' paws too. Page 31.

Gazebo Garden and Patio Design Ideas | Gazebo Garden and Patio Design Pictures | Patio Pictures and Gazebo Garden Design Ideas
Garden and patio gazebos are ways to create an instant covered patio. Just construct a ready-to-assemble gazebo on your designated patio site. Before the gazebo goes up, make sure the ground is level and has an appropriate patio flooring material. In this case, it's simple pea gravel, but the surface area needs to be at an even level. Once the gazebo is assembled, your patio area is ready to be furnished and decorated with containers, hanging plants, lighting, wind chimes and other accessories. Page 22.

Patio Design Ideas and Photos - Flagstone-Paver Patio
Flagstone pavers on this patio floor get a framing effect with a mosaic border of Mexican river rock. This photo is part of a gallery of patio designs and ideas. Page 12.

Patio Design Ideas - Sun Bath Hideaway
Large flagstones set in pebbles or pea gravel make up the floor of this backyard patio retreat. Page 24.

Patio Design Ideas - Outdoor Patio Design Pictures
Patios are versatile: they can take on any shape and be built with a variety of materials, These patio design pictures are here to inspire you. Enjoy!

Patio Design Ideas - Tree Stump Patio Seating
A brick patio makes use of tree trunk stumps and logs for informal seating. Page 29.

Wheelchair-Accessible Patio Garden - Patio Design Ideas
A wheelchair-accessible garden and patio area are designed at chair height and also in the round for easy access. Page 18.

Patio Design Ideas - Fake Fossils
A colored concrete floor is made more interesting when a texture or design is added to the surface. Here, fake fossils are added for fun. Page 36.

Patio Design Ideas - Bark Mulch and Gravel
This outdoor room at the LA Garden Show demonstrates how loose materials can make be pulled together for a casual, yet complete look. Page 37.

Outdoor Living Room - Patio Design Ideas
An odd and interesting assortment of furniture is assembled for an attractive outdoor room or patio area - not everything has to match perfectly. Page 11.

Mediterranean Courtyard - Patio Design Ideas
A courtyard patio features low walls and tall Cypress trees that give it a true, Mediterranean atmosphere. Page 30.

El Patio - Outdoor Patio Design Pictures
This outdoor patio near Lake Chapala, Mexico, is enjoyed throughout the year in the area's mild climate. Page 28.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Natural Pool
Before you build a natural swimming pool in your yard, consider the pros and cons of this type of pool vs. a more traditional type.

What is an Indoor Pool
Since we all know what an indoor pool is and where it is located, let's take a look at some of the reasons why you might choose an indoor swimming pool over an outdoor pool.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Planters and Pots - How to Choose a Planter or Pot for Your Patio Garden
When choosing a pot for the patio, garden or pool area, you might wish you'd just gone with your instinct and grabbed the first few that caught your eye. Don't worry -- we've done the thinking and research for you.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

HPC Parallax Gas Fire Pit Facts & Review
HPC's modern-looking square fire pit, the Parallax, comes equipped with a remote ignition to turn it on from up to 150 feet away. Let it warm up a crowd or just a small party of two in your backyard. One of About.com's choice for Best Patio Fire Pits.

Fire Pits - Landmann Ball O' Fire Fire Pit
At night when it's all lit up, Landmann's Ball O' Fire fire pit appears to float in midair --how cool is that?

Third Rock by Fire Pit Art - Fire Pits
The world, aka earth or third rock, has been captured in carbon steel by artisans and is ready to fire-up your backyard world. Those cutouts in the globe-shaped fire pit represent each continent, and allow (controlled) flames through the openings as you sit back and watch it all, clearly mesmerized.

Best Outdoor Fire Pits to Warm Up Your Patio or Deck
A fire pit is the perfect reason to warm up a chilly winter evening or create a reason to stay outside later during the summer. With a variety of designs, shapes, sizes, materials and price ranges, there's a fire pit that will suit your outdoor living space.

Firegear Reflection Outdoor Gas Fire Pit
The Firegear Reflection fire pit looks custom built. That's because it is, sort of. By you -- courtesy of Firegear's kit. The biggest thing you need to supply are bricks or pavers and some DIY time and effort.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 6.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Using Bamboo for Privacy Screening | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With a bamboo outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 29.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Distressed Wood Fence
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 31.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Wall Murals
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 24.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Bamboo Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 23.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Artistic Metal Gate
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 22.

Outdoor Privacy Screens in Urban Settings | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 27.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Using Bamboo for Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 30.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Urban Living Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 26.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 4.

Outdoor Privacy Screens/Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 25.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Colorful Walls
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 19.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 16.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 8.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 12.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Plants as Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 17.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 3.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Walls and Fences
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 18.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 2.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Living Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 15.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 10.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Outdoor Privacy Screen Photos
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 11.

Outdoor Privacy Screens/Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 20.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 9.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 5.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 7.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Courtyard Patio Privacy Screening | Ideas for Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 32.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 13.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Living Privacy Screens
With a living, growing outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 21.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 14.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Urban Living Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 28.

What to Look for in a Potting Bench
If your gardening activities need to be contained, you may need a potting bench. Find out what to look for.

Japanese Garden Resources and Organizations - Help in Designing Japanese Gardens
Maybe you're just thinking about it or already have a Japanese garden. It doesn't hurt to arm yourself with a few resources, like organizations and associations that specialize in Japanese landscape design or certain aspects of it, like tree trimming, bonsai or societies for plants like azaleas or rhododendrons. Consult this list to help you with your garden.

NBC News Today Show Investigation on VGB Pool Safety Act - Illegal Drain Covers Still Used in Public Pools
An investigative report by NBC News that aired on The Today Show July 6 revealed that most public swimming pools and spas throughout the United States have not complied with The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The report comes six months after the December 19, 2008, deadline in which all public pools were federally mandated to have anti-entrapment drain covers in place.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Living Privacy Screens - Shrubs, Trees and Plants as Outdoor Privacy Screens
With a living outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you want privacy for a small space or certain area of your yard, patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. This photo gallery of shrubs, trees and other living privacy screens provide inspiration and creative solutions. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

A Picture Gallery of Bamboo Screens - Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens - Types of Bamboo Screens Bamboo Privacy Screens for Outside
With a bamboo outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. A bamboo outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Walls, Fences and Gates as Outdoor Privacy Screens | Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas
A wall or a fence are both obvious choices for gaining privacy, marking bounaries and creating barriers. Not all walls and fences have to be typical or boring. Once you start investigating, you'll find that there are many materials and styles you can use. But if you've always dreamed of a white picket fence and it goes with the architectural style of your house, then folow that dream! If not, stacked stone might be nice...

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Photos of Outdoor Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

Pool Anti-Entrapment Drain Covers - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
Three years after its introduction by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) Florida, countless testimonials, and much activism, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was approved by Congress. It was incorporated into the omnibus energy bill approved by Congress on December 19, 2007 and signed by President George W. Bush. Keep updated on the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act, anti-entrapment drain covers, safety vacuum release systems, and enforcement of the law by the CPSC.

Where to Find the Top Outdoor Living and Patio Furniture Stores
You know where to go online for patio accessories, but what about actual outdoor furniture stores? Check out our regional guide to the top stores in the U.S.

20 Fun Facts About the White House Grounds (1-10)
Learn trivia about the White House landscape: the swimming pools, patios, porches, secret retreats, outdoor garden furniture and other features.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 7.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 6.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 3.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 2.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 4.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 5.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 10.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas and Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 9.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 8.

White House Grounds History - White House Pets and People in the 'First Yard'
Besides the White House dogs and cats the nation has gotten to know, the ample 18 acres has also seen its share of more unusual pets. Through the years, the White House lawns and grounds have been the home of horses, snakes, rare birds, domesticated raccoons, goats, sheep, and even a cow or two. Take a look at the White House menagerie for the past century or so. And remember -- we're talking about creatures, not humans! Page 11.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 2.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 8.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 13.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 15.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 14.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 10.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 3.