Patios & Outdoor Living

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Concrete Patio Makeovers

Brighten up the gray.

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Unique Deck Designs

Think outside the rectangle.

Waterproof Outdoor Furniture

Keep your gear looking great year after year.

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How to Enjoy Your Patio Year Round

Your outdoor lounge can be more than a summer fling.

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6 Affordable Outdoor Heaters

Enjoy the great outdoors all year without freezing.

A pergola in the middle of a spacious yard, surrounded by trees.
Gazebo vs. Pergola

Which one of these outdoor structures should grace your space?

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How to Anchor an Outdoor Pergola to a Concrete Slab

An outdoor pergola is a great way to shield your patio from the sun.

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5 Hacks for Creating Outdoor Furnishings on a Budget

You don't have to break the bank to have the best looking patio.

An aerial view of an outdoor kitchen with a table and BBQ.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

Plan your outdoor kitchen with mistakes in mind, and they’ll be easier to avoid.

A metal patio table with pumpkins on it.
How to Fall-Proof Outdoor Furniture

Make the most of your investment by protecting your furniture against moisture and damaging temps.

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How to Attach Lattice Panels to Brick

Attaching lattice panels to brick isn't as difficult as you may think.

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How to Wire a Gazebo Light

In order to wire a gazebo light, you will need to run an electrical system out into your garden.

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How to Cut Stone with a Circular Saw

They're great for building walls or applying stone dressing.

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Patio Design: Understanding Wood Chips

Wood chips can be used to make a temporary patio.

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How to Restore an Old Copper Fire Pit

A copper fire pit can be a place where your friends and family gather on cool nights.

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How to Build an Octagon Gazebo

These classic features make beautiful contemplation spots.

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How to Build a Metal Gazebo

A metal gazebo is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors in nice weather.

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4 Tips for Hanging a Shade Sail

A shade sail is one of those simple garden features that enhance the beauty of your landscape.

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How to Attach an Outdoor Pergola to Your House

An outdoor pergola is a great addition to any garden, since it adds an elegant setting.

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How to Reshingle a Gazebo Roof

To re-shingle your gazebo roof, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind.

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Metal Outdoor Furniture: Pros and Cons

Using metal outdoor furniture on your patio can provide you with a number of benefits.

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How to Adapt a Microwave to Fit Your Outdoor Kitchen

Avoid the hassle of running inside and out for a quick zap.

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How to Repair a Patio Glider

Patio gliders are a pleasant, smooth-moving piece of furniture to relax on.

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Making a Hammock out of a Blanket

The art of making a hammock is quite simple and only requires some old blankets and rope.

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Design And Build Your Own Chimenea

Building a chimenea could be an excellent use for an old 55 gallon steel drum.

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Electric Patio Heater Problems: Troubleshooting Tips

Are you facing problems with your electric patio heater?

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5 Tips to Operate Gas Fire Pits

Once it's built, the hard part is done.

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How To Adjust Gas Fire Pits

One of the features that make gas fire pits so popular is the fact that the fire can be adjusted.

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How to Install a Built-In Gas Grill

A built-in gas grill is the foundation of any good outdoor kitchen.

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Make Your Own Patio Chair Cushions

Making your own patio chair cushions is a fun project to spruce up your patio furniture

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4 Types of Outdoor Shades

Choose flexible, fixed, or something in between.

Large and tiny plastic tables
Painting Your Plastic Patio Table

Give that cheap plastic an elegant upgrade.

A landscaped strip of ground between the sidewalk and the street.
How to Make Your Hellstrip Heavenly

Take that strip of ground between the street and the sidewalk up a notch with these landscaping ideas.

A gazebo with curtains.
How to Install Gazebo Curtains

Gazebo curtains add splendor to your yard.

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6 Garage Pergola Design Tips

It's part architectural interest and part functional support

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How to Build a PVC Arbor

If you want to add an interesting feature to your garden, then why not consider adding a PVC arbor?

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Repairing Cracks in Wood Patio Chairs

Cracks in wood patio chairs mar the look of the furniture.

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How to Repair Patio Lounge Chairs

The basic repair and upkeep of patio lounge chairs can be done by anyone.

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How To Protect A Glass Patio Table

A glass patio table can make a nice focal point for your patio.

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Instructions For Cleaning Stepping Stones

Cleaning a stepping stone path involves keeping the area free of accumulating debris.

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Laying a Patio Next to Your Foundation. Hazardous?

Laying out a patio can be a fun project, as well as a rewarding one.

A small outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning oven surrounded by plants.
How to Weatherproof an Outdoor Kitchen

Constructing an outdoor kitchen? Use these tips to make sure it withstands any weather.

An outdoor foot washing station next to a hose.
How to Create an Outdoor Foot Washing Station

Summer activities often leave feet dirty. Hose them off in this simple DIY to keep your floors clean!

Misters on an awning above a patio.
How to Install Patio Misters

This is a pretty cool project.

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How to Edge a Brick Patio

A brick patio can be edged after the installation of the patio itself or even before the installation.