15 Perfect Patio Designs
From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home. Whether you're looking to design a patio with pavers, brick or poured concrete, here are 15 perfect patio designs to inspire you.
How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall
Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project
Pouring Concrete Patio: A First Timer’s Guide
Poured concrete makes a terrific backyard patio and it's easier to succeed than you might think. Here's how to get...
The 3 Main Types of In-Ground Pools
You've decided to install an in-ground pool. Now it's time to decide between the three main types of in-ground pools:...
How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging
Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the...
How to Build a Hammock Awning
Rock-solid posts and overhead shading make this hammock the perfect retreat on warm summer days.
How to Estimate a Concrete Order
Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.
Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile
Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.
How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways
With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend
How to Build a Garden Fountain
Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends
How to Cast Concrete Fountains
Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.
12 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas We Love
A low-maintenance, durable stamped concrete patio is the perfect foundation for an outdoor living space where you can both relax...
Use Brick Borders for Path Edging
Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...
Reader Project: Massive Backyard Stone Fireplace
David Peyton built this fireplace from 15 tons of assorted masonry: concrete, stone, block and firebrick. But there’s no mortar to...