Patios & Outdoor Living

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a person sleeping outdoors under blanket near propane firepit
How to Build a Propane Fire Pit

Gas fire pits offer relatively clean outdoor heating.

Porch glider
How to Care for Your Porch Glider

Glide along on your maintenance with these tips.

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

Build it and they will gather around.

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.

A white gazebo is surrounded by bushes blooming with pink flowers.
4 Tips for Anchoring a Gazebo

Keep your elegant landscaping choice on firm ground.

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

An outdoor pergola is a functional and aesthetic addition.

Wicker furniture.
3 Reasons to Buy Resin Wicker Patio Furniture

Resin wicker furniture features binding compounds.

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

You might have all you need around the house.

patio cabana with cushions and a chandalier next to a pool
How to Build a Backyard Cabana

Bring that vacation vibe into your yard.

DIY Tabletop S'mores Trick

Make a mini fire pit from a terracotta pot.

chiminea on a patio
Safest Place To Put A Chimenea

A chimenea is a free-standing, open-face, clay fireplace.

solar flower garden stakes
13 Outdoor Deals on Prime Day '21

Brighten up your outdoor space with an appealing bargain.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Get the perfect grilled meal every time.

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

large dandelion growing between paver stones
How to Kill Plants Between Patio Bricks

Weeds will pop up everywhere, even between pavers.

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!

Two wooden Adirondack chairs on a backyard deck.
6 Tips for Protecting Outdoor Wood Furniture from Weather

Outdoor wood furniture is vulnerable.

gas patio heater
Troubleshooting Your Gas Patio Heater

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

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.

A young woman watering a tomato plant on a balcony.
How to Grow a Balcony Vegetable Garden

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

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

Keep the surface clean and stable.

large scale chess set on patio near bench and bushes
How to Build a Chess Board into Your Patio

Take your game up a notch.

A water fountain.
How to Build a Patio Water Fountain

It adds to the look of your patio.

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.

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

This long lasting DIY project is relatively straightforward.

Worker Placing tiles
How to Make a Patio Table with Tile

Turn an old patio table into a focal point.

deck with railing and steps
Constructing a Railing for Patio Steps

You may need one to satisfy building code requirements.

turtles on a rock in a pond
Designing a Patio Pond

Create a one-of-a-kind focal point for your patio.

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

Entertain with a cold one beneath the summer sun.

brush applying varnish to a piece of wood in the sun
Protecting Your Patio from the Elements

Keep your space safe from whatever nature throws at it.

Cleaning Your Patio Furniture Cushions

Even the toughest fabrics need an occasional brush up.

Curved built in deck bench
Attach a Patio Bench to Your Deck Railing

Built up the comfort and an invitation to sit.

wood lattice panel
6 Tips for Cutting Lattice Panels

'Lattice' get right to the point with the right tools.

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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Pointers for Painting Indoor Outdoor Carpet

Indoor outdoor carpet is a type of carpet that is both economical and durable enough to last for years. Its main disadvantage is that most of it comes in plain, solid colors without a significant amount of variety in terms of decoration. It is possible to liven up an indoor outdoor carpet installation