Patios & Outdoor Living

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How to Spread River Rock

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

How to Hang a Ceiling Fan to Your Outdoor Pergola

Outdoor pergolas are not only beautiful architectural elements, they add great versatility to your residence.

How to Refresh the Front Porch for Spring

Scrub away winter's memory.

How to Grow a Balcony Vegetable Garden

Make the most of your small outdoor space with these garden tips.

5 DIY Patio Shade Ideas

Maximize your outdoor space with these projects to keep the sun away.

How to Fall-Proof Outdoor Furniture

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

How to Create Outdoor Dining Ambiance With Plants

When your outdoor space needs a little oomph try some of these statement plant ideas.

Refinishing Your Metal Outdoor Furniture

Don't put your rusty, old patio furniture out to pasture. Save it with this guide.

How to Make Your Hellstrip Heavenly

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

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

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

Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Trends

If your outdoor space needs a little something, try one of these current design trends.

How to Weatherproof an Outdoor Kitchen

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

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.

Propane Patio Heater Troubleshooting

How to troubleshoot your propane patio heater.

Patio Fire Pit Types

Add some warmth to a cool night with a patio fire pit!

Patio Repair: Mending Cracked Concrete

Don't cancel the barbecue, fix your cracked concrete patio yourself!

Preparations for Building a Patio on a Slope

Thinking of building a patio, but hesitant because of a hill? Here's what you need to know to overcome that obstacle!

Build a Patio Sitting Wall in 10 Steps

Make a small patio seem larger and create extra seating with a sitting wall.

Metal Patio Furniture: 5 Tips to Prevent Rust

Avoid unattractive rust on your patio furniture with these tips.

Iron Versus Clay Chiminea: Pros and Cons

Here's what you need to know if you are debating between an iron or clay chiminea.

Keep Your Brick Patio Looking New

Your brick patio will stay in tip-top shape if you follow these three simple tips.

How to Restore a Rusted Fire Pit

Prevent rust from destroying the centerpiece of your backyard with just a few steps.

How to Remove Mold from a Concrete Patio

Mold isn't good for your health or for your patio, so take care of it quickly.

5 Hacks for Creating Outdoor Furnishings on a Budget

You don't have to break the bank to have the best looking patio. Check out these hacks for cute, budget-friendly outdoor furniture before your next get together.

Best Materials for Outdoor Furniture

Selecting the right outdoor furniture for your backyard isn't just about style.

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 and can be customized to suit your style preferences.

Use Furniture to Create the Perfect Backyard Lounge Space

Creating the perfect backyard lounge space is much easier than you might think.

How to Build Paver Patio Steps

Create steps to or from your patio with additional pavers for a clean, uniform look.

9 Important Tips for Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Transforming an outdoor kitchen space is no easy feat. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down some of the essential information to consider when designing.

Tips for Making Wicker Patio Furniture Last

No matter what type of wicker patio furniture you have, these tips will help you keep it in top condition.

DIY Deck and Patio Seating

Create unique and funky places to sit.

Designing and Building a Patio Roof

Give yourself a customized, shaded space on your patio with your own DIY patio cover.

7 Ideas for Increasing Backyard Privacy

Regardless of what method of privacy you choose, be sure that it works for you, your family, and the community that you live in.

6 Tips for Cutting Lattice Panels

Lattice panels are perfect for fencing, adding design flair, and more. However, cutting them could be tricky. Here are 6 tips to cut them correctly.

Aluminum Patio Furniture Care

Aluminum furniture may be low maintenance and durable, but it will still require occasional care.

Making the Most of Your Apartment Patio

Take up the challenge and design an extra space outdoors

4 Bluestone Patio Maintenance Tips

Find out how to keep your bluestone tiling at its best.

4 Tips for Anchoring a Gazebo

A gazebo is an elegant landscaping choice, but every gazebo needs to be anchored properly when it’s installed.

Patio Furniture Rust Removal

Even non-metal patio furniture can have parts that rust, so no matter what yours are made from, learn to keep them rust-free!