Patios & Outdoor Living

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outdoor kitchen with natural wood and brick
How Much Do Outdoor Kitchens Cost?

Grill up the perfect outdoor cooking space.

brush cleaning BBQ grill
How to Clean BBQ Grills

Dust off the rust for a healthy grilling season.

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How to Replace Walkway Pavers

Keep things crisp with an update.

stone pavers in gravel
Cheap Paver Patio Ideas (And How to Install One)

Inexpensive surfaces can still have that "wow" factor.

A mallet and level and a half built paver patio.
Putting Down Patio Pavers

This long lasting DIY project is relatively straightforward.

brick pavers in circular design
Alternative Paving Solutions

Get your footing with the right foundational support.

waterproof patio table and chairs
Waterproof Furniture You Can Leave Outside Year Round

Pick the right materials and they'll withstand any weather.

large stone pavers on grass lawn
Paver Alternatives to Suit Any Space

Think outside of the box with these interesting patio ideas.

outdoor awning shade
4 Types of Outdoor Shades

Choose flexible, fixed, or something in between.

lawn tic tac toe game
Three Lawn Games You Can Build Yourself

You might have all you need around the house.

DIY Tabletop S'mores Trick

Make a mini fire pit from a terracotta pot.

A dirty concrete patio surface.
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.

wood swing set on patio
DIY Pergola Swing for Your Patio

Add a homey, charming touch to any outdoor area.

backyard patio with dark wooden table, wine glasses and bottle, and blue and purple fabrics
Make Your Backyard a Destination

You'll enjoy the rewards all year round.

natural pool with deck and plants
Pros and Cons of Natural Pools

They're beautiful, but they come with special challenges.

beach balls in a stock tank pool on a deck
Stock Tank Pool Mistakes to Avoid

They're not just for livestock anymore.

Wood chips.
Patio Design: Understanding Wood Chips

Wood chips can be used to make a temporary patio.

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Protecting Your Patio from the Elements

Keep your space safe from whatever nature throws at it.

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.

gas patio heater
Troubleshooting Your Gas Patio Heater

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

Worker Placing tiles
How to Make a Patio Table with Tile

Turn an old patio table into a focal point.

A shovel in soil.
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!

Metal patio furniture with red cushions.
Refinishing Your Metal Outdoor Furniture

Don't put your rusty, old patio furniture out to pasture.

man laying hardscape bricks in pattern
4 Hardscaping Ideas

Enhance your landscape with low-maintenance surfaces.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

Large awning over a seating area
Troubleshooting an Aluminum Patio Awning

Protect yourself from sun, rain, and heat.

Patio dining set with umbrella
Aluminum Outdoor Furniture Maintenance Tips

Treat your outdoor furniture to some protection.

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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.

Child on a wooden porch swing
Building a Patio Porch Swing for Kids

Skip the cost and build your own.

canvas patio shades
How to Build A Patio Awning

Create some shade to enjoy your outdoor space.