8 Ways to Shade Your Deck or Patio
Is your outdoor area too hot and sunny? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies and a patio awnings to natural solutions. Keep your deck cooler and screen out harmful ultraviolet rays.
Best Porch Swings for 2021
There's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than on a cozy porch swing.
Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin
Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...
How to Paint Concrete Floors
Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.
10 Times Wind Chimes Turned Neighbors Into Enemies
From stealing to destroying, these not-so-neighborly stories will make you think twice before getting wind chimes!
How to Paint Your Front Door
Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.
10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love
Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...
12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy
Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.
6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
20 Chic Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Outdoor Christmas decorations are often overdone and cheesy. If you're looking for thoughtful pieces that make your front door, porch,...
15 Best Patio Heaters for Outdoor Comfort
Get a little more use out of your patio or porch this year with one (or more!) of these outdoor...
Our Favorite Deck and Patio Shade Ideas
Decks and patios don't offer the sun protection of a porch. That's why it's important to consider adding shade to...
The Easy Way to Melt Ice You Never Knew About (Hint: It’s Not Salt!)
Out of rock salt? Here’s how to avoid slipping and sliding on your front porch this winter.
10 Clever Ways to Foil Porch Pirates
More than 25 million Americans have their packages stolen right from their doorsteps by porch pirates each year—don't be one...
20 Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas That’ll Make You Wish You Had a Bigger Porch
Experienced carvers, novice crafters and those in between will find tips, tricks and ideas to take their gourd game to...
How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole
Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .
15 Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall
It's fall y'all! Get in the spirit with these creative and fun porch decorating ideas.
20 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Any Home
Modern farmhouse style has made a major impact on the decorating scene lately, and for good reason. Light and airy,...
2-Hour Project: How to Build a Cantina Bird Feeder
This two-hour project is a fun and clever way to attract some feathery friends to your yard, and to hone...
10 Curb Appeal Landscaping Ideas You Can DIY
Looking to boost your curb appeal? These front yard landscaping ideas are simple, affordable and will give your home a...
The 2017 Double-Duty Pub Shed
The perfect party spot, plus tons of storage. This pub shed features both a shaded patio and bar. And lets...
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.