Patios & Outdoor Living

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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!

How to Paint Your Concrete Patio

If you want to add some color and life to your drab, gray concrete patio, spruce it up with paint. From bland to colorful in 4 steps.

6 Ways to Modernize Your Outdoor Space

Revamp your outdoor space with these transforming tips and make guests think you've moved to a new address.

Keeping Flies and Pests Off the Patio

An outdoor patio is a great place to spend a cool summer's eve, as long as it isn't infested with flies and other pests!

How to Build a PVC Pergola

Follow these steps to build a PVC pergola.

Best Types of Materials for Outdoor Stair Railings

Read this article for advice on choosing the material for your outdoor stair railing.

DIY an Outdoor Pizza Oven

Learn how to make your own DIY outdoor pizza oven from beginning to end.

The Positive Effects of Outdoor Fire Pits

Fire pits add ambiance and warmth to outdoor parties.

DIY an Outdoor Cornhole Game

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

BBQ Shopping Guide

Charcoal, gas, or electric -- which is your best bet? They all have pros and cons, but we help you narrow down the choice.

5 Common BBQ Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Are you cooking meat cold or not cleaning the grill right away? Take note of these and 3 more tips for perfecting your cookouts.

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 that will have your summer party guests returning all season long.

Transform Your Patio for the Ultimate Dining Al Fresco Experience

Our five tips for dressing up your patio will make you want to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a coffee break or two outside.

7 Ways to Create a Luscious Drought-Tolerant Garden

You don't have to rely on water to achieve (and maintain) a vibrant, gorgeous yard.

8 Stunning Patios to Envy

The weather is warmer, so what are you waiting for? Let these images inspire you to freshen up your patio with a fire pit, comfy chairs, and a plant or two.

5 Tricks to Upgrade a Bad View

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

Attacking Winter Surface Damage to Your Home

7 steps to freshening up your home's exterior.

Inexpensive Ways to Dress Up a Boring Backyard

You don't have to spend big to get big.

7 Ways to Give Your Party Ambiance With Lighting

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

How to Install Patio Misters

This is a pretty cool project

Your Fire Pit Options

Look at your options to create a perfect design.

Recycled Pallet Projects, Part 3: Outdoor Coffee Table

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

Gazebo vs. Pergola

Which one of these outdoor structures should grace your space?

Prep and Store Your BBQ for Winter

Don't let your grill sit under a layer of snow as it dreams of warm summer days. Give it a proper cleaning and store it with care so it can serve you well come spring.

How to Install Stepping Stones

4 steps to a garden path.

Wicker Patio Furniture: Advantages and Disadvantages

Wicker patio furniture is a popular choice and is widely available. "Wicker" refers to the

Cleaning Your Patio Furniture Cushions

Even though your patio furniture cushions are made for outdoor use, they can still get dirty with mold

Install Patio Umbrella Lights

Patio umbrella lights are easy to install, and make your outdoor living space more functional and enjoyable.Choose

Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers: Maintenance and Cleaning

Outdoor patio furniture covers can help protect your patio furniture and extend the life of your furniture.

Outdoor Polypropylene Rug Pros and Cons

An outdoor polypropylene rug can last for years and hold up well to water, sun and soil. The rugs are

Painting Your Plastic Patio Table

Plastic patio tables are economical, but can start looking dull, faded and dingy quickly. Refresh your

Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers for Rainy Climates

Outdoor patio furniture covers present a dual challenge in rainy climates. If you are looking for a durable

Install an Outdoor Patio Swing

Outdoor patio swings increase outdoor living space by providing a comfortable, relaxing seating option.

Restoring Your Wrought Iron Patio Chair

Your wrought iron patio chair may need some restoring because of its exposure to the elements. It can

Custom Patio Paving Examples

Creating a custom patio can be a rewarding experience that leaves you with a beautiful space you’ll

4 Types of Wood Patio Chairs

When picking out your wood patio chairs for your deck or your backyard, there are four main styles to

Install Patio Enclosures to Keep the Bugs Out

While patios can be a beautiful and natural extension of your indoor living space, patio enclosures can

Making Patio Furniture Chairs Easier On Your Back

Patio furniture chairs are all about style and panache, but when it comes to your back, does all that

5 Contemporary Custom Patio Designs

Custom patio designs have evolved over the years and contemporary designs are getting more creative and

Properly Laying Patio Stones

Patio stones provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal to the landscape of your house. Laying these stones