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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 impressive. Here we take a look at 10 amazing outdoor projects readers completed during that time.

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We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


How to Pressure Wash a Deck

Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.


5 Wayfair Memorial Day Sale Finds for Home and Yard

Get ready to shop! You can save on indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, decor, storage and more with the Wayfair...


The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...

Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...

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...


How to Choose Between Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

Which is the best decking material: cedar, pressure-treated, or composite lumber? Here is a comparison of their durability, appearance, and...


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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...


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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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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.


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10 Best Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Summer 2020: The summer of staying at home. Kick back on the patio or deck with one of these inviting...

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10 Deck Furniture Ideas for 2020

Longer days and balmy nights are back! That means it's time to enjoy your deck or patio with fresh furnishings...


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9 Ways to Protect Your Deck or Patio From Summer Heat

Your deck or patio needs protection from the sun, just like you. Here are nine ways to protect outdoor spaces...


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How to Choose Composite Decking

Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of seven key issues, among them budget, sunlight, moisture, building codes...

How to Build a Gazebo

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


What to Consider Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

For proper shade, safety and protection, you need to pick the best patio umbrella for your cherished backyard space. Take...


How to Build Deck Stairs

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


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11 Ways to Create Shade for Your Deck or Patio

Don't let the sun drive you off your deck or patio. Take back your outdoor space with one of these...


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Deals We Love: Outdoor Space Accessories

Make your outdoor space the place for all invited. Here are two products that will provide ambience, comfort and communion...

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How to Build a Patio Chair

The ultimate easy chair: Easy to build, easy to tote, easy to set up and store.


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14 Patio Upgrades to Make this Summer

Here are 14 amazing DIY patio upgrades that will transform your summer!


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Top 5 Online Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales of 2020

Kick off your summer in style with these online patio décor deals.


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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Patio Style Gift Basket

Hunting for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Mix-and-match these items to create a gift basket filled with outdoor decor...


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Best Deck Paints and Stains for 2020

Whether you're looking to protect your new deck or restore an old one, here are some deck paints and stains...


Shop Target’s Spring Home Collection

Lighten and brighten this spring with fun, fresh home décor picks from Target's latest Opalhouse, Project 62 and Threshold collections.