Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.
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 you need to know.
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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. Choose from a wide variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be permanent and maintenance-free.
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 partial sun blockers. Keep your deck cooler and screen out harmful ultraviolet rays. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNSETTER
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 easily.
Build an Outdoor Table With Tile Top and Steel Base
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.
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 an Outdoor Living Room
Turn your patio or deck into a comfortable, protected outdoor room. This DIY-friendly design features exposed, natural wood beams and massive-looking (but easy to build) wood piers.
How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen
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.
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 smooth again.