Get the Kids Outside With Family-Friendly Backyard Ideas (17 photos)

If getting your kids off devices and spending more time outdoors is a goal this summer, set up your backyard to be a dynamic place to hang out. “Kid-friendly” doesn’t mean you need to turn your outdoor space into a backyard jungle gym. With a few design moves, landscapes can offer plenty of activities...

20 Ways to Rock the Picnic Table (20 photos)

Its functionality is unmatched. Its shape is unmistakable. The humble picnic table, despite being nearly unchanged in almost a century, continues to maintain a prominent place in many backyards, campsites and parks, among other outdoor spaces, across the country. It just keeps working.
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How to Create the Mood of a Laid-Back Beach House (10 photos)

When you embrace a carefree, vacation-inspired spirit at home, you’ll feel more relaxed and your guests will feel more at ease. How to do it? Swap out fussy fabrics and formal furniture arrangements and say hello to game rooms, hammocks and washable slipcovers. Pick and choose from these 10 ideas to...