Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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      7 Top-Rated Pool Cabanas

      Towel off, sit back and catch some shade. Get inspired with this cool collection of pool cabanas for backyard summer...

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      10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

      Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...

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      6 Repair Tips for Patio Heaters

      Is your patio heater malfunctioning? These six repairs fix the most common problems people have with their patio heaters.

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      Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

      Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...

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      Homeowner’s Guide to Pool Cabanas

      Not just for VIPs! A pool cabana can complete your backyard retreat by providing a sheltered area for relaxing, changing...

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      Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Carpet

      Outdoor carpet can add inviting color and character to your patio or deck. Here's what you need to know about...

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      Homeowner’s Guide to Home Sandboxes

      When properly maintained, a backyard sandbox can provide years of fun for your kids. Here's what to know about installing...

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      10 Cool Pool Water Features

      Your pool will be the talk of the neighborhood when you add one of these fun pool water features.

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      What to Know About Plastic Decking and Tiles

      Tired of refinishing your moldy old wooden deck? Plastic decking is easy to install, requires no finishing and is extremely...

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      Porcelain vs. Ceramic Outdoor Tile: What’s the Difference?

      Thinking of tiling your deck or patio? Let's compare your options, porcelain and ceramic, so you can make the best...

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      10 Best Outdoor Privacy Screens

      Feel like someone's watching you? Outdoor privacy screens not only block prying eyes but wind, sun and unattractive views, too.

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      What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

      Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...

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      The Homeowner’s Guide to Pergolas

      A pergola is a stylish way to add shade, privacy and definition to your outdoor living space.

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      7 Best Pergola Kits

      Add Mediterranean style (and comfortable shade) to your patio or deck in as little as a few hours by assembling...

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      10 Cool Pergola Ideas

      Itching to do an ambitious DIY project in your yard? Take inspiration from these beautiful pergolas.

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      Homeowner’s Guide to Home Swing Sets

      Thinking about buying a swing set for your kids? Learn about materials, pricing and safety before you choose the best...

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      Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

      The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost

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      How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic

      The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...

      Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

      Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

      How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlet

      Underground wiring puts light and power anywhere in the yard. We'll show you how you can do it easily and...

      How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

      Sun-blocking solutions let you enjoy your deck or patio all day long

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      Innovative and Safe Sidewalk Salt Alternatives

      Clearing ice from your sidewalk is important for your safety and that of others. Salt is one way, but there...

      Homeowners’ Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

      This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.

      7 Best Gifts For Making the Most Out of Outdoor Living Spaces

      In a world where we're all pretty much stuck at home, giving someone more time outdoors this winter might just...

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      Should I Get a Wall-Mounted Heater for My Patio?

      Learn how wall-mounted heaters can bring your patio year-round warmth without taking up precious floor space.

      Our 9 Best DIY Christmas Gifts

      Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...

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      Top Fall Tasks to Winterize Your Deck

      These 7 winterization tasks keep your deck looking great and can prevent expensive repairs down the road.