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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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How to Build a Composite Boardwalk and Accent Walls

Lead friends and family into your backyard with a beautiful, maintenance free boardwalk and accent walls that you can build in just a few days.

Upgrade Your Backyard with Gabion and Stucco Walls

Give your backyard a new look with these two DIY projects.


5 Ways to Turn Your Patio into a Living Room

The best outdoor spaces feel like an extension of the house. If you’re looking for extra living space, or just...


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Homeowner’s Guide To Composite Decking

Composite decking has had more than 20 years to evolve. If you're considering it for your deck project, here's an...


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10 Deck Railing Design Ideas

Give your home's exterior a facelift with these distinctive deck railing ideas from Instagram.

We Tested the Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower

With the Snow Joe iON+ Cordless snow blower, you might actually look forward to clearing the driveway.


Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

Our favorite seasoned adventurers recommend gift ideas big and small, including camp stoves, a jeweler's loupe and THE best travel...


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What To Do With Outdoor Patio Furniture During Winter

Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on outdoor furniture. We asked an expert for tips on what to do with...


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How and Where to Store Outdoor Patio Cushions

Learning how to store outdoor patio cushions significantly enhances your outdoor space without adding a lot of time to your...


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How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.


A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.


Shop the Getaway

Shop the Getaway look for your own home.


Lowe’s Labor Day Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

Celebrate the season at Lowe's Labor Day Sale with special values on everything you need to get your home and...

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10 Things To Do To Prepare Your Deck or Patio For Fall

You've been enjoying your deck or patio throughout the summer, but now the weather's changing. Here are 10 tips to...


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If You See This Pattern on Your Porch, This Is What It Means

This peculiar squiggly pattern is caused by a certain type of garden pest. Learn why they do it and how...


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8 Tips and Products for Cleaning Composite Decking

If you use your deck a lot or are planning an outdoor party, you may be wondering how to clean...


8 Best Pressure Washer Attachments

Want to enhance your pressure washer game? These eight pressure washer attachments turn a great tool into a can't-live-without-it workhorse.


6 Best Patio Awning Ideas

Make your patio more fun and functional by adding an awning. The protection and privacy make your patio everyone's favorite...


Pergola vs. Gazebo: What’s the Difference?

Find out which one might be the better option for your home.


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10 Best Outdoor Shades

Whether you call them outdoor blinds, shades or privacy panels, you'll love their beauty and cooling effect on your outdoor...


The Best Roll Up Shades for Your Porch

Sometimes you want a little less sun beating down on your deck. A roll-up shade is an easy to way...


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7 Best Patio Trees for Shade

Here’s a list of ornamental trees in a variety of sizes to create shade for any patio.

5 Best Palapa Umbrellas for Your Backyard

Get some shade in your backyard and add some style with one of these palapa umbrellas.


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Our Favorite Garden and Patio Finds on Amazon For Less Than $25

These garden and patio finds from Amazon will help you fight pests, clean the grill and get your outdoor space...


7 Covered Patio Ideas

Is your outdoor area too hot and sunny? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies...


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were...


How To Clean Outdoor Cushions

Keep your outdoor cushions feeling fresh with these smart and easy cleaning methods.


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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...