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  • PVC Patio Furniture

    Make your own outdoor chairs, tables, chaise lounges and more from high-quality, exterior-grade PVC. Create patio furniture in a range of colors…

  • Raising Patio Pavers

    Follow these special techniques for removing sunken or dipped patio pavers and resetting them at the proper height. Make your patio perfectly…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio

    Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard.…

  • Renew Your Concrete Patio

    Concrete stains are a quick, inexpensive way to transform an uninteresting concrete slab into an elegant patio that’s vibrant with rich color.

  • How to Build a Screened In Patio

    Love your patio but hate the bugs, wind and glaring sun? Our screened-in, post and beam patio enclosure with removable awning top solves it all.

  • How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

    Thanks to modern materials, tile is now a durable and long-lasting option for exterior concrete patios–even in cold climates. Here’s what…

  • Drafty Patio Door? Weatherstripping Stops Drafts Cold

    Patio door weather-strip seals slowly degrade and wear, letting in small drafts that are barely noticeable.

  • How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

    Deck too hot? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies and awnings to DIY shade alternatives and inexpensive…

  • Replace a Patio Door

    Install a new, efficient patio door and stop drafts, save energy, eliminate leaks and restore smooth operation. We walk you through all the…

  • How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

    Renew an old concrete patio with decorative brick or concrete pavers. You don't have to remove the concrete. Here's how to do it quickly and…

  • How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

    Is your old concrete patio an eyesore? You can avoid the cost and mess of tearing it out by just screwing down wood sleepers and decking over it.


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