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The 5 Best Hanging Chairs for Your Home

Gently rock and sway your way to comfort. Check out this cool collection of hanging chairs to fit every space...


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10 Tips to Build a Better Concrete Sidewalk

Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with advice from the pros for forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other...


The 8 Best Ping Pong Tables for Your Home Game Room

With these must-have tables, you can play ping pong just about anywhere.


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What’s a Catio and Why Would I Want One?

The catio revolution is afoot. Here's what to know about cat patios, which keep kitties and wildlife safe.

Color-Changing Pinecones Make Fireplaces Magical

Turn up the heat this holiday season with color-changing pinecones. Add them to any fireplace or fire pit...


The Best Infrared Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty All Winter Long

These infrared space heaters are well-suited for indoor and outdoor use. They also start to work right away—no warm-up time...

How To Restore a Hardwood Deck

It's possible to restore a deck and preserve the rich color tones of the hardwood. Here's how to do it!


Now’s the Time to Shop Black Friday Patio Furniture Sales

Is it too cold to shop for patio furniture? Never! These Black Friday patio furniture sales prove that off-season savings...


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8 Tips for Building a Deck That Will Last for Decades

Wondering how to build a deck? DIYers and even many professional builders often get it wrong. Read our tips to...


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Upgrade Your Backyard with This Solar Powered Patio Umbrella

Add ambiance to your deck or patio with this Family Handyman Approved lighted cantilever umbrella.

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This Retractable Awning Is an Easy Way to Make Your Patio More Pleasant

We tried this affordable retractable awning to provide shade both indoors and out.


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Make a Tiny Oasis in Your Backyard with the Coolaroo Shade Sail

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to throw some shade in your yard or campsite.


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Throw Some Shade into Your Yard with This Easy, Affordable Pergola Kit

Cool off and spiff up your outdoor living space with this low-cost Family Handyman Approved pergola kit.


Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...


Can This Popular Vinegar Mixture Really Keep Weeds Out of Patio Cracks?

Is vinegar really the natural weed killer that will take care of all your weed problems?

When Is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture?

Who says you have to spend a fortune to create an outdoor oasis? Here's the best time to buy patio...


What To Consider When Building a Wrap-Around Deck

A wrap-around deck adds usable floor space and can increase the value of your house. It's a great project if...


8 Interesting Multi Level Deck Designs

Get inspired by these luxurious multi level decks with sweeping views and multiple seating areas.


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Family Handyman Approved: Blue Sky Ridge Fire Pit

There's no place I'd rather be on a warm summer night then relaxing with family and friends around a crackling...


We Put This 30-Second Outdoor Cleaner to the Test

Spoiler alert: It cleared up gross mildew and old stains off my plastic deck furniture in seconds — just like...


8 Inspiring Rooftop Deck Ideas

Check out these rooftop deck ideas for a sky-high getaway that's sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood.


We Tried the Alfa Nano Pizza Oven and It Seriously Upgraded Our Outdoor Kitchen

We tested the Nano portable pizza oven from Alfa. Stylish and sturdy, it bridges the gap between portable and built-in.


Buyer’s Guide To Decking Materials

Deck foundations are usually made of wood, but you have choices when it comes to deck boards. Here's a rundown...


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This Amazing Family Handyman Approved Log Splitter Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be and More!

Take a swing at this clever, well-made and easy to use Family Handyman Approved log splitter.

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We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...


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Take Your Cookout on the Road with This Family Handyman Approved Portable Pellet Grill

Take your passion for cooking nearly anywhere with this Family Handyman Approved portable pellet grill.


How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...


10 Tips for Making Your Deck More Functional

If you spend a lot of time out on your deck or patio, these tips are for you!


8 Top Composite Decking Brands You Should Know

Trex may be the original composite decking, but it has lots of competition. Choose the best composite decking for you...


Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Cook

This year, give your grilling-obsessed Dad something you know he'll love with one of these outdoor cooking inspired Father's Day...