Deck and Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your deck and patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

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The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


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First-Timer’s Guide to Pouring a Concrete Patio

Poured concrete makes a terrific backyard patio and it's easier to succeed than you might think. Here's how to get...


How to Build a Gazebo

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


What to Consider Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

For proper shade, safety and protection, you need to pick the best patio umbrella for your cherished backyard space. Take...

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...


Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...

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.


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.


Building a Deck: What’s Involved

A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...

Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


31 Tips for Designing, Repairing, and Updating Your Deck

If you've had a deck for more than a couple years, chances are it'll need some work. After all, it...


How to Paint and Restore a Deck

Tips for your deck restore project: Protect the wood with special coatings made specifically for restoring your deck.


Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.

10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


15 Modern Deck Building Tips and Shortcuts

There are lots of new decking products on the market, and deck building methods continue to evolve and improve. Here...


Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs


12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...