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Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

  1. 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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. PVC Patio Furniture

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

  2. How to Build a Screened In Patio

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    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.

  3. How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

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

  4. Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio

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    Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard. Choose from a wide variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be permanent and maintenance-free.

  5. How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

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    Deck too hot? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies and awnings to DIY shade alternatives and inexpensive partial sun blockers. Keep your deck cooler and screen out harmful ultraviolet rays. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNSETTER

  6. How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

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    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 easily.

  7. How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

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    This airy screen provides the perfect solution to a less-than-private patio or deck by screening in your outdoor living area. The screen offers an attractive look and unique design, which will enhance your yard, yet it's also DIY friendly to build. In fact, we'll show you a foolproof technique for laying out the fence to ensure you get perfect post positioning. Most of the rest of the job is cutting boards to length and screwing them together.

  8. Build an Outdoor Table With Tile Top and Steel Base

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    This tiled table is simple to make, but it's engineered to hold up in any weather. All the materials are available at home centers, you don't need any special tools to make it and you'll save lots of money by making it yourself. Plus, these tables make a beautiful addition to any deck or patio.

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