Patios & Outdoor Living

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How to Lay Outdoor Carpet Tiles

Outdoor carpet tiles can be some of the best fixtures for an outdoor patio or deck space. Rather than leave concrete or wood surfaces exposed outside, an outdoor carpet can be more pleasant to walk on and more attractive to look at. Most outdoor carpets are split into smaller tiles to make the installation

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How to Lay Outdoor Grass Carpet

An outdoor grass carpet may improve the appearance of your yard in every season. It may be installed on various surfaces and you only need a few materials and tools. You Will Need: Carpet glue Paint roller and paint pan Measuring tape Scissors or cutter Step 1 – Measure the

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Build a Clean Burning Fire Pit

There are several reasons not to burn wood in your backyard: the smoke is an irritant and a pollutant, storing firewood takes up space, and burning wood throws off embers and sparks that can be dangerous. Instead of lighting your fire with wood, use clean burning alcohol fuel in a sleek burner, surrounded

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Designing a Bistro Patio Set for Your Garden: 3 Things to Keep In Mind

Building a rustic bistro patio set is a great way to design them the way you want, without having to spend a ton of money. It is a very easy task if you know how to weld, form metal, and paint. It is basically a process of heating and bending metal where needed, and then welding the pieces together to

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Hanging Candle Lanterns with Steel Chains

Candle lanterns add a touch of timeless elegance to a room, and they can be used both indoors and outdoors. Many homeowners like to hang candle lanterns in their outdoor porch areas to add soft lighting after the sun sets. Installing candle lanterns with steel chains is an easy project with some standard

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Steel Flower Buckets Filled with Gravel Make Fantastic Tiki Torch Anchors

If you have purchased a tiki torch for your yard you may be having some problems getting it to stand up straight. Or perhaps you have a cement or brick patio and no way to push the pole into the ground. You can solve this problem by using steel flower buckets and gravel to hold them in place. It will

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How to Transform Household Buckets into Attractive Flower Pots

If you need some inexpensive flower pots, considering using household buckets. They come in many sizes, colors and styles to suit your needs. It is very easy to do. Tools and Materials Needed: Bucket Drill Screwdriver Hammer Nail Block of scrap wood Paint or decals Step 1 - Determine Size Using a household

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Easy to Make Corner Baker's Rack

If you need open shelving in your kitchen, the perfect solution will be to build a baker's rack. If all your kitchen walls are being used, the only possible space available might be a corner of your kitchen. You can custom build a corner rack to fit in your limited kitchen space. All you'll need are

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Converting a Computer Desk Into a Potting Bench

A potting bench is a convenient work bench for gardeners when re-potting and organizing plants. Rather than spend extra money on a potting bench from a gardening supplier, you can easily refashion an old computer desk into a potting bench that works well. Most computer desks are designed ergonomically,

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How to Hang Jar Candles

Hang jar candles in any ambiance to set the mood with soft lighting for any occasion. The inexpensive method below is an easy way to add a splash of creativity to your home décor and to impress your visitors. Tools and Materials Needed: Glass jars Measuring tape 22-gauge wire Wire cutters Candles

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How to Make Camp Stools

To pack lighter and solve your storage issues when camping, you can learn to make lightweight multi-purpose camp stools from a 5 gallon bucket. You can also use your creativity to make a camp stool from wooden materials at your home that are not in use. Making a stool out of bucket can be helpful in

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How to Build Your Own Fire Pit Table

A fire pit table is warm news for all those who wish to spend longer hours outdoors during the chilly months. Instead of fishing out huge amounts for the fashionable fire pit table from the upscale store, you can build one at home over a weekend. Tools and Materials Needed: 4 Wooden Boards Glue Band

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Metal vs Plastic Outdoor Furniture

Both metal and plastic outdoor furniture can be excellent additions to you patio or garden. Metal outdoor furniture is made of durable materials, such as aluminum, wrought iron or stainless steel. Plastic outdoor furniture is made of cheaper and lightweight materials, such as hard plastic. Below are

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Pros and Cons of Plastic Outdoor Furniture

Plastic outdoor furniture is the preferred option for many people. We all like to spend time outside when the weather is favorable. The outdoor furniture can have a great impact on the whole experience. The colors, comfort level, ease of cleaning are all important factors to consider when purchasing

white wicker porch swing
How to Hang a Wicker Porch Swing

Securely mount your resting spot and let the nap begin.

landscaped yard with fire pit area
Fixing Up Your Garden Fire Pit

Consider the many options to personalize the space.

A concrete patio.
Estimating Concrete Patio Cost

Concrete patios add functionality to a backyard.

wooden patio roundtable with chairs
How to Stain a Round Patio Table

Maintain a round patio table for year-round use.

A patio fire pit.
Decorating Around a Patio Fire Pit

Allow plenty of clearance around the fire pit.

Screened in porch, turned into a sunroom with outdoor seating
Install A Porch Screen To Keep Insects Out

Keep the bugs away and the cool breezes blowing.

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

Outdoor sitting area with plants and privacy fence
Patio Privacy: Screen, Wall or Fence?

Even a small change can net a large amount of privacy.

outdoor kitchen area with stainless steel cabinets and grill against stone wall
Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

There's nothing like cooking in the open air.

stainless steel clean bar grills
How to Clean Stainless Steel Grill Grates

Clean grates are safer, and cook more consistently.

a stone patio with couches, plants and a table
6 Tricks to Patio Perfection

Take the comforts of home to the backyard for entertaining.

A fire pit in a rustic back yard.
Your Fire Pit Options

Look at your options to create a perfect design.

A covered patio.
Enjoy the Outdoors More with a Covered Patio

A patio cover enhances its use.

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.

Outdoor kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen Island: Portable vs Permanent

Entertain in style, inside or outside.

flowers growing through a pergola
How to Build a Pergola Arbor

The fun comes in creating your favorite design.

large pergola sitting area with deck
5 Pergola Arbors Design Tips

A pergola arbor offers relaxation and shade.

diy tent in campsite with fire, chair, and sleeping bag
How to Make a DIY Tent

Enjoy the great outdoors without expensive equipment.

An outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor Kitchen Patio: Surface Types

Carefully consider surface options.

Awning over a house window
Installing A Door Awning

Create an awning to protect your home from the elements.

Rust on a metal fire ring set into the ground.
How to Restore a Rusted Fire Pit

Prevent rust from destroying the pit.

Awning protruding from a building
Choosing A Door Awning

Awnings add function and visual interest.

deck stained with waterproof sealant
How to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Space

The better you protect it, the longer it won't need repairs.

woman in outdoor bath tub spa with leaves and fruit
Outdoor Spa Ideas

Soothe those sore muscles and watch your cares swirl away.

Black patio table set with umbrella
4 Patio Table Sets that can Withstand Harsh Weather

Patio table sets should be sturdy and resist the elements.