Patios & Outdoor Living

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How to Fix 4 Common Problems With Outdoor Hot Tubs

Don't let simple issues keep you from heating things up!

How To Build a Flagstone Walkway

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

Taking Indoor Furniture Outdoors: How to Weatherproof Furniture

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

5 Ways to Create Shade on Your Deck

Make your deck even more enjoyable with these ideas that give relief from the summer heat.

4 Stunning Patio Door Ideas

A door doesn't have to just be functional, check out these inspirational ideas.

Outdoor Fireplace Design Ideas Worth Considering

Take your space and home style into account.

How to Design a Shade Sail

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

Planning to Enclose Your Patio, Porch, or Deck

An open porch isn't so relaxing when the weather doesn't cooperate. Luckily, it isn't hard to begin planning to enclose your backyard space.

Building a Patio Porch Swing for Kids

Skip the cost and build your own.

4 Garden Arbor Design Tips

A garden arbor can add beauty and peace to your garden.

Concrete Patio Resurfacing In 3 Steps

If weathering has made your patio unattractive, you don’t have to rip it up and install new materials to get a brand new look.

How to Install Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs can make a porch or patio more appealing, and with such variety in styles and colors available

Hanging a Rope Hammock Indoors

A rope hammock can be used indoors as well as out. And can provide ideal indoor sleeping conditions.

Putting Down Patio Pavers

This long lasting DIY project is relatively straightforward.

How to Cut Stone with a Circular Saw

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

How to Lay Tile Over Concrete

Create a rich, inviting outdoor patio space by installing tile over your ordinary concrete.

8 Outdoor Countertop Surface Materials

There are many options to consider for an outdoor counter space. Check out these different kinds and see which you might like best.

How to Coat Over a Pea Gravel Patio

A pea gravel patio looks elegant, but sometimes the shifting surface is inconvenient. Consider using a binding solution to make it perfect.

6 Tips for Protecting Outdoor Wood Furniture from Weather

Outdoor wood furniture is vulnerable.

Troubleshooting Your Gas Patio Heater

Why your gas patio heater isn't heating your patio...

Personalize your Hammock Stand

Your space is your own, so make it relaxing for you.

How to Install an Outdoor Misting System

It's easy to keep your cool with an outdoor misting system.

How to Replace a Paver Light

Keep your walkways safe with proper functioning paver lights

How to Build an Outdoor Shower Enclosure

Enclose your shower for privacy and comfort.

Concrete Patio Resurfacing: Preparation

Your concrete patio can be the base for tons of fun designs.

How to Adapt a Microwave to Fit Your Outdoor Kitchen

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

Removing Rust from Outdoor Grills

Outdoor grills can get rusty after a few months.

How to Make Stepping Stones

Create a new pathway to your garden with stepping stones.

Put Up Patio Walls in 6 Simple Steps

Patio walls are a great decorative and functional addition.

DIY Family Slip'N Slide

Make your own version of this classic summer toy in 3 steps!

Guide to Installing Lattice

Give your porch or deck a makeover.

Making a Cover for Your Patio Chaise Lounge Chair

Protect your patio chaise lounge from inclement weather.

How to Install a Pergola Cover

A pergola cover will provide shade in sunny weather.

7 Fire Pits to Heat Up Your Backyard

If you add one thing to your backyard, make it a fire pit.

5 Tips for Patching Gazebo Screens

The first step is to evaluate how large the hole is.

Patio Repair in 4 Steps

Concrete patio repair isn't difficult or expensive.

How to Make Curves with Pavers

Create those natural, flowing lines throughout your yard.

Build a Raised Patio with Brick Pavers

Great if you want the patio floor to be at house level.

Sealing a Stepping Stone to Protect It

Stepping stones add a personal touch to your garden landscaping.

5 Tips for Spreading Decomposed Granite

Decomposed granite offers a nice gravel substitute for many of your outdoor projects.

How to Restore Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Wicker describes any furniture that is woven.

How to Install Roll-up Outdoor Shades

They are made from canvas, nylon, open-weave rattan, or bamboo.

How to Anchor an Outdoor Pergola to a Concrete Slab

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

4 Common Fire Pit Problems

You shouldn't encounter a lot of problems burning with a fire pit. It creates an efficient cycle of fire,

How to Spread River Rock

You should spread a 2-inch layer around the plants and onto the landscape fabric.