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How to Reinforce a Deck to Support a Hot Tub

It's important to ensure your deck can withstand the additonal weight.

How to Get the Mega Deck of Your Dreams

Make 2017 the year you create a mega deck for large-scale outdoor living.

How to Build a Floating Deck

A floating deck is an easy way to create a focal point in your yard without the restraints of a deck attached to a house.

Light Up Your Patio the Easy Way

Patio lighting ideas that don't require electrical expertise.

Decks and Patios: What's the Difference?

Do you want to play on a deck or a patio? Consider some of this information before making the final decision.

Utilize Garden Brick for the Outdoor Walkway

You can enjoy a walkway made from upcycled garden brick.

Green-Friendly Garden Pathway Ideas

Consider both the light and flooring.

Estimating Deck Awning Costs

Awnings allow you shade while outdoors.

Building a Patio Enclosure

A patio enclosure protects from the elements.

Basic Tool for Grout Work

Using the appropriate grout tool is necessary.

Basic Post Heights for Deck Stair Rails

Make sure you follow building codes.

Adirondack Chair Construction: Using Resin vs. Using Wood

What's the best material to use?

Does a Wooden Porch or a Concrete Porch Last Longer?

Which is the right choice for you?

How to Landscape Around Decks

Landscape your deck with ease no matter its shape or height.

How to Build Deck Benches around Your Deck

It allows you to have some usable space.

How Thick Should the Material for my Plywood Roof Deck Be?

It needs to be able to support weight.

Adding a Second Story Deck to Your Home

Adding a Second Story Deck to your home can enhance your home's beauty while increasing its value.

Answers to Deck Questions #1

Q. Last June I used treated 2 x 12's as treads to build steps for my front porch. Yesterday I noticed

Screen Porch Systems to Build

A screen porch system is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoor weather without having to be bothered

How to Seal Your Slate Patio

Sealing a slate patio can enhance the color of the stone and make it impervious to stains, mold, and algae.

How To Attach A Pergola To A Fascia

A pergola is an overhang that can be used as a deck shelter or serve as a decorative and functional garden structure.

Answers to Deck Questions #2

You've got questions, we've got answers.

Why A Concrete Landing For Deck Stairs?

If you are planning a set of deck stairs, you might want to consider installing a concrete landing at the base of the stairs.

Building a Deck on Uneven Ground

Having a deck or patio is a good way of enjoying fresh air during summer days but if you have uneven ground in your yard, it poses complications. The key to building a good deck is to have a properly prepared base.

How To Refinish A Porch

Give your porch an update, and bring new life to your space. Here’s what you need to know to do it yourself.

How To Expand A Porch

Expanding your porch to get additional living space doesn't require a lot of experience beyond some basic carpentry skills.

Adding A Concrete Porch To Your Home

Give your house a new concrete porch with these five easy steps.

How to Add Brick Molding around Your Front Door

It is fairly simple to install and can be sized to a variety of door sizes.

How to Waterproof Under-Deck Storage

Improve the space under your deck by making it waterproof.

Making Over the Porch for Greater Curb Appeal

The 7 elements of a beautiful porch.

Deck and Patio Screen Installation - 4 Simple Steps

Deck and patio screen installation is the easiest on a covered deck or patio. In this case, you can use

Deck Covers: Be Prepared For Winter

Deck covers are designed to be installed over an existing deck to enhance and protect the deck. These

4 Deck Garden Designs

Creating a deck garden design that is both easy to maintain and provides nice seasonal variance can be

Decks Under Cover: Surprising Winter Tips

Before you head indoors for winter, learning ways to keep your decks under cover will help preserve your

How To Build Deck Seating

Creative individuals can add easy-to-build wooden bench deck seating to any yard deck project. The installation

How To Decorate A Screen Porch

A screen porch can be a wonderful place for the family to gather or to simply enjoy your morning coffee

3 Ways to Create Deck Privacy

Creating deck privacy provides an outdoor environment that is truly an extension of the home. Unfortunately,

Four Different Ways To Construct Deck Enclosures

If you have an outside patio, deck enclosures may be necessary to provide or enhance privacy in this

How to Make a Deck Door

A deck door will separate your indoor living space from the outdoors. It's important that you match the

Installing a Deck Pergola

A deck pergola makes a great addition to your deck or patio. They are very useful for providing adequate

Convert A Sitting Area With A Deck Pergola

Adding a simple deck pergola can change an ordinary sitting area into a beautiful, shaded environment,

Adding a Deck Bar To Your Back Porch

One popular method of personalizing the back porch is to put in a deck bar. From elaborate custom wet

How to Build a Deck Bench

Incorporating deck bench into your outdoor décor is a great way to compliment the wood of your

How to Build Deck Planter Boxes

Deck planter boxes let you enjoy nature without having to maintain an elaborate garden. When you fill

How to Build Deck Awnings

Deck awnings can make your patio area useable even in the heat of the midday sun. Prefabricated awnings