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Homeowner’s Guide To Next Generation Grills

If your looking to up your grilling game beyond a basic gas or charcoal grill, here are three new evolutions of the outdoor grill that will light your fire.

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How To Clean and Maintain All Kinds of Patio Furniture

Whether your patio furniture is made of metal, wood or plastic, keep it in top form with these tips for...


Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...



50 Incredible DIY Home Projects

If you're looking to become a DIYer or if you've been a DIYer for years we've got an assortment of...

8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had...

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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

Sun-blocking solutions let you enjoy your deck or patio all day long


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How to Install a Paver Patio Base

Let plastic paver patio base panels take the place of the gravel base to eliminate tons of labor.


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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...

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How To Install Composite Decking Using Clips

If you're looking for a clean look on your deck surface with no visible screws, consider using deck clips.


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How to Buy a Shade Sail

A shade sail is an easy (and affordable) way to shade your patio or deck and add a pop of...


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How to Choose Composite Decking

Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of seven key issues, among them budget, sunlight, moisture, building codes...

How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


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How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.

How to Build a Patio Chair

The ultimate easy chair: Easy to build, easy to tote, easy to set up and store.


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5 Ways to Clean Your Charcoal Grill

Keep your charcoal grill in top form by knowing a variety of ways to clean it.


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


How to Apply Behr Quick Dry Oil Base Wood Finish

Refinishing your deck doesn’t have to take several days if you use a product like Behr Premium® Transparent Quick Dry...


How to Buy Deck Lumber

10 things you need to know about how to buy the good stuff


How to Revive a Deck

Strip and refinish your deck to make the wood look like new.


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How to Calculate Trex Decking Cost for Your Project

Estimate Trex decking cost and decking cost per square foot. Compare Trex vs pressure-treated wood decks. Learn factors that increase...


How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

Learn how to make a picnic table you can build in a day

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How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab


How to Select the Best Trex Decking Colors for Your Outdoor Space

Tips and tricks on choosing the Trex decking colors that will best compliment your home.


How to Clean Trex Decking

You probably love your Trex decking because it's durable and low-maintenance. But you still have to clean it occasionally to...


How to Pressure Wash a Deck

Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.


How to Landscape Your New Deck

A deck is a convenient and comfortable place to spend time outdoors. Make it more welcoming with landscaping, that creates...


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These DIY Patio Upgrades Create an Inviting Outdoor Space

Sometimes it can be hard to enjoy a patio. Perhaps the patio itself needs some maintenance or it gets too...