Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table
Our original plan for this patio set included sofas and separate end tables—because every patio needs seating and a place to set cold drinks!…
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…
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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.
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 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 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…
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.
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…
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…
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Stone is always in style, and it blends well with any backyard. We'll show you the step-by-step information on how to build a classic, squared…