How to Create an Outdoor Living Room--and Get $5,000 to Do It! - Rachael Ray Every Day

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room--and Get $5,000 to Do It!

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Whether you're craving a cozy fire pit or a calming water feature, our friends at Porch have a solution to makeover your backyard. Our July/August issue features four different yards and advice on how to achieve the look either from the pros or over a weekend on your own budget. While the outdoor living room below could set you back $25,000 with the help of a professional, you can steal the look for much less with our suggested essentials!

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Photo via AAA Landscape Specialists

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Take cover under a Portland Pergola; it's a fraction of the cost of most other kits on the market. $900, newenglandarbors.com

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Bring the feeling of the inside out with a weatherproof Tangier rug, which is woven out of recycled plastic. Bonus: It's reversible! From $37, fabhabitat.com

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Made from acacia wood, this Ozark 4 Piece Lounge Seating Group is a modern set that won't bust your budget. $432, Safavieh, wayfair.com

We’ve got three other transformative upgrades in the issue, and the deal of the summer: Our friends at Porch and Cost Plus World Market have teamed up to give one lucky winner $3,000 worth of expert work and $2,000 to decorate their space.

To enter the sweepstakes, click here. And hurry! Contest ends June 30 (and summer ends September 23).