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How To Clean Patio Pavers Without a Pressure Washer

Are your patio pavers looking dull and dirty? Learn how to clean them safely by hand, with tips from our experts.

A Quality Outdoor TV Under $900? Prepare for an Upgraded Patio Space

This Element outdoor TV turns your deck into the entertainment area of your dreams—all on a budget.


How to Make a Wooden Disc Swing

Here are two ways to make a disc swing for a tree. Both are sure to bring your family tons...


6 Ways to Create a Cooling Patio in 2024

Use these beautiful and functional tips to create a cooling patio to utilize this precious outdoor space even during the...


9 Above Ground Pool Deck Ideas

Elevate both the style and the function of your pool area with these above ground pool deck ideas.

10 Tips for Choosing and Buying Deck Lumber

A new deck is only as good as the materials you use to construct it. These tips from a lumber...


8 Ideas for Building a DIY Flagstone Patio

Outdoor stonework has been around for thousands of years. Find out how these flagstone patios can bring timeless style to...

Patio vs. Porch: What’s the Difference?

The two words are often used interchangeably, but there are clear distinctions. Here's how what to know about a porch...


How to Prep an Older Deck for Re-Staining

Learn how to prep and clean a stained deck before restaining.


8 Patio Extension Ideas for Outdoor Living

A larger backyard entertaining space doesn't mean starting from scratch. Enlarge your current setup with these inspiring patio extension ideas.


10 Gravel Landscaping Ideas for Your Patio

Get inspired by these versatile gravel patio ideas that will help you create an outdoor entertaining space on a budget.


Tips for Deck Railing Repair

Here's how to fix a loose outdoor railing in a jiffy.


Solo Stove’s New Mesa Heat Deflector Increases Your Fire Pit’s Heating Radius

Solo Stove’s all-new Mesa heat deflector keeps everyone warm around the outdoor table. Best of all? It takes...


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15 Gorgeous Deck and Patio Ideas You Can DIY

Stop dreaming about your perfect deck or patio and start planning. Take a look at some of our favorite projects,...


I Tried the Solo Stove Chair, and It’s Now My Favorite Seat Around the Fire Pit

Our favorite fire pit brand now makes an Adirondack chair, and we tested it to see if the...

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How To Clean Patio Pavers Without a Pressure Washer

Are your patio pavers looking dull and dirty? Learn how to clean them safely by hand, with tips from our...


Save Deck Space With These 10 Patio Storage Ideas

Short of space on your deck? Check out these fabulous space-saving patio storage solutions.


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How to Choose the Right Composite Decking Color

Composite decking comes in an array of colors, so choosing a shade that complements your home can be a challenge....


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How to Build a Porch Swing

Build a cozy haven to escape everyday hustle and bustle with these porch swing plans.


How To Build a Planter Box for Your Deck Railing

Add a little greenery to your outdoor refuge with this easy-to-build planter box that sits on the railing.


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Can You Put a Hot Tub on a Deck?

Decide if your deck is the right spot for a new hot tub with help from industry experts.


How To Build a DIY Patio Table

Looking to enhance your deck or patio? This low-maintenance DIY patio table is a great place to begin.


How To Hang a Porch Swing

Want to swing your afternoon away in the warm breeze? Here's how to set up your porch swing in no...


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Does the Viral Paper Bag Wasp Deterrent Trick Really Work?

Here's what experts really think about the popular TikTok hack.

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What Is Furniture Grade PVC and How Do You Make Patio Furniture With It?

Make your own outdoor chairs, tables, chaise lounges and more from high-quality, exterior-grade PVC. Create PVC pipe patio furniture in...


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6 Deck Building Tips to Help You Perfect the Details

When you're building a deck, the details matter.


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How To Hang a Shade Sail

A shade sail can turn a sun-baked yard or patio into a comfy outdoor hangout. Here's how to hang one...


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A Guide for Building Your Own Backyard Basketball Court

A DIY backyard basketball court will make your house the most popular place on the block. Here's what you need...


This Highly Rated At-Home Sauna Is 50% Off

Turn any bathroom or porch into a spa with the easy-to-install Almost Heaven sauna—it's on sale!


13 Amazon Outdoor Rugs That Bring Your Patio to Life

Spruce up your patio or deck with outdoor rugs that are functional and attractive—and found on Amazon