Patios & Outdoor Living

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stylish concrete house with patio
Concrete Patio Makeovers

Brighten up the gray.

outdoor wood furniture on wet curved deck
Unique Deck Designs

Think outside the rectangle.

Waterproof Outdoor Furniture

Keep your gear looking great year after year.

a stone patio under a wood roof with furniture and plants
How to Enjoy Your Patio Year Round

Your outdoor lounge can be more than a summer fling.

outdoor patio gas heater with fire on
6 Affordable Outdoor Heaters

Enjoy the great outdoors all year without freezing.

Wooden patio chairs and table
Taking Indoor Furniture Outdoors: How to Weatherproof Furniture

Keep your indoor furniture safe outdoors with these simple tips and tricks.

A green backyard with a hammock and a table and chairs.
How to Make Your Home Staycation-Worthy

Skip the expensive vacation this year with these DIYs that will make you never want to leave home.

outdoor kitchen space
9 Important Tips for Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Transforming an outdoor kitchen space is no easy feat.

DIY an Outdoor Cornhole Game

Make this popular backyard game with a sheet of plywood and a couple 2x4s.

pallet deck and painted backyard furniture
10 Outdoor Furniture and Fixtures You Can (and Should) DIY

Ready to DIY your way to the perfect outdoor space? These 10 projects are simple.

A man grilling on a barbecue with a stack of plates in the foreground.
How to Keep Your BBQ in Good Health This Summer

It's easier if you clean up a little each time you grill.

burning wood in a BBQ
Your Summer BBQ: The Best Woods for Smoking Meat

Using chunks or chips of wood while grilling will add a level of flavor to your meat.

hand applying lighter fluid to bbq grill
5 Common BBQ Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Get the perfect grilled meal every time.

A row of palm trees wrapped in white lights.
7 Ways to Give Your Party Ambiance With Lighting

Is your party missing something? Lighting adds the finishing touch.

The phrase, "Improve your home's view" on a cinderblock brick wall
5 Tricks to Upgrade a Bad View

Is your backyard view a problem? We have a solution.

Attacking Winter Surface Damage to Your Home

7 steps to freshening up your home's exterior.

A BBQ covered in snow.
Prep and Store Your BBQ for Winter

Give your grill a proper cleaning and store it with care so it can serve you well come spring.

Recycled Pallet Projects, Part 3: Outdoor Coffee Table

Build a coffee table perfect for your patio or rustic home decor.

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Raindrops Keep Falling on Your Head? Install a Patio Cover

Life outdoors demands we seek shelter away from it - rain or intense sunlight can cause discomfort.

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Flagstone Patio

Installing a flagstone patio isn't hard. With the proper equipment the job can be done quickly.

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Garden Platforms and Decks

Once upon a time, an essential component of the large manor house was its great porch or veranda.

outdoor kitchen area with stainless steel cabinets and grill against stone wall
Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

There's nothing like cooking in the open air.

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Creative Ideas for Decorating an Outdoor Living Space

Many people enjoy spending time relaxing, conversing, and entertaining in an outdoor

Black patio table set with umbrella
4 Patio Table Sets that can Withstand Harsh Weather

Patio table sets should be sturdy and resist the elements.

A flagstone and gravel walkway
How To Build a Flagstone Walkway

Stronger and more attractive than concrete, a flagstone walkway is a beautiful and durable addition.

A concrete patio.
How to Cut Control Joints in a Concrete Patio

Keep the surface clean and stable.

large pergola sitting area with deck
5 Pergola Arbors Design Tips

A pergola arbor offers relaxation and shade.

glass of red wine on a fire pit table
How to Build a Small Fire Pit Table

Keep cozy on your patio, or do some cooking at the table!

outdoor seating area with modern pergola design
4 Outdoor Pergola Design Tips

An outdoor pergola is a functional and aesthetic addition.

Large awning over a seating area
Troubleshooting an Aluminum Patio Awning

Protect yourself from sun, rain, and heat.

Stone outdoor fire pit
DIY Tips for Building a Sturdy Outdoor Fire Pit

Build it and they will gather around.

Brick house with large back elevated deck
Best Patio Deck Plans for Your Home

Your custom patio deck can be any size, shape, and material.

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How to Attach a Cupola to Your Garden Gazebo

A garden gazebo is something that can have a lot added to it by a cupola.

shade sails on a patio near water
How to Design a Shade Sail

A shade sail is a flexible alternative to a fixed roof.

Patio dining set with umbrella
Aluminum Outdoor Furniture Maintenance Tips

Treat your outdoor furniture to some protection.

Patio with dinette set and outdoor kitchen
Building an Outdoor Kitchen Bar: Choosing the Countertops

Bring the fully stocked kitchen with you to the outdoors.

outdoor kitchen, grill, and patio seating
Building an Outdoor Kitchen Bar: Beer and Soda Taps

Entertain with a cold one beneath the summer sun.

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How to Protect Outdoor Bar Stools

Outdoor bar stools can be an excellent part of a plan to get extra use out of an outdoor patio area.

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Outdoor Kitchen Island: Portable vs Permanent

Entertain in style, inside or outside.

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How to Make a Patio Table with Tile

Turn an old patio table into a focal point.

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How to Build Concrete Patio Steps

Patio steps can be as elaborate or as simple as you like, but the foundation must be secure.

Wicker furniture.
3 Reasons to Buy Resin Wicker Patio Furniture

Resin wicker furniture features binding compounds.