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I Have an Italian Family, and the Alfa Nano Pizza Oven Is an Outdoor Kitchen Must-Have

The stylish and sturdy Alfa Nano pizza oven bridges the gap between portable and built-in.


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Choosing the Best Log Splitter: Kindling Cracker Firewood Splitter Review (We Approve!)

Take a swing at this clever, well-made and easy to use log splitter. The Kindling Cracker is everything a lumberjack's...


We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...


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Take Your Cookout on the Road with This Family Handyman Approved Portable Pellet Grill

Take your passion for cooking nearly anywhere with this Family Handyman Approved portable pellet grill.


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How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...


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10 Tips for Making Your Deck More Functional

If you spend a lot of time out on your deck or patio, these tips are for you!


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8 Top Composite Decking Brands You Should Know

Trex may be the original composite decking, but it has lots of competition. Choose the best composite decking for you...


Buyer’s Guide to Outdoor Backyard Benches

A properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you...

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Cleaning a Charcoal Grill in 5 Different Ways

The secret to a successful cookout is a clean charcoal grill. Here's how to get your grill into tip top...


8 Creative Floating Deck Designs

If you want a deck without the hassle of digging and pouring deep footings, check out these great-looking floating deck...


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3 Types of Patio Doors

A great patio door is simple to use, enhances the overall style of your home and allows easy access to...


How to Build Custom Composite Benches

Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.


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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...


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 – An Honest Review

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

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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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The 6 Best Methods for Outdoor Cushion Storage

Storing your outdoor patio cushions correctly significantly extends their lifespan without adding a lot of time to your outdoor maintenance...


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How to Clean an Outdoor Rug

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


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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...


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8 Best Pressure Washer Attachments and Accessories

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 to Upgrade Your Shade

Stay dry in the rain or cool in the shade with these patio awning ideas.


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Pergola vs. Gazebo: What’s the Difference?

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


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.


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7 Covered Patio Ideas

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


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How To Clean Outdoor Cushions

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