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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over the weekend.

10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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10 Outdoor Wall Art Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

From wall planters to large metal sun+moon signs, these outdoor wall art ideas will have you spending more time outside.


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Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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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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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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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.

How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


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How to Build a Kids Climbing Wall

Kids got you climbing the walls? Get them climbing this wall! Cure your family's cabin fever with this easy-to-build climbing...


Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...


Does Your House Have a Mullet?

A mullet may be most commonly known as a hairstyle, but homes have adopted the look as well!


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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...

How to Build a Retaining Wall

The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.


Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


Raised Patio Planter

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Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus,...


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

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A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living...


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...


Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wood Deck Tiles

Wood deck tiles are a popular, cost-effective way to cover an ugly patio or deck, or to create a small...


Clay Chimney Flue Liners Make Great Planters

To make these terra-cotta planters, go to a brick supplier and buy 3-ft. lengths of clay chimney flue liner.


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Build a Mini Greenhouse with an Old Window

Give an old window new life by turning it into a mini greenhouse.


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How to Make a Modern Outdoor Fireplace

It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


Sheds: Easy Sliding Doors

Walls are easy. It's the openings that are hard to figure out.