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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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.

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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...


How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab


How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

No need to tear out an ugly slab—just hide it!


Renew Your Concrete Patio: How to Stain Concrete

Get a new look with stain in two days

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.

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How to Build a Fire Table

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...


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...


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...


Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall

Hilly, small or ho-hum yard? Modular pavers and blocks let you carve out a unique retreat darn near anywhere!