Deck and Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your deck and patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


40 Show-Stopping Home Projects You’ll Want to DIY

These stunning projects may look a little intimidating, but they are actually easy to DIY with our step-by-step plans. Which...


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This Trio of Tools Will Save Your Sanity

These tools will come in handy over and over again.


The Original Grill Pad

The Original Grill Pad works to protect your deck surface, preserving the quality of your deck by preventing stains and...

10 Grilling Tools Worth Splurging On

Grilling season is here! Do you have all the high-end, high-tech and premium grilling tools you need?


Why Composite Decking Makes Sense for Deck Rebuilds

Composite decking costs a little more than natural wood, but benefits like its sharp look, ease of maintenance, and durability...


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10 Really Cool Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

It's fire pit season! Is there anything better than enjoying the cool air and the outdoors by the fire? These...


50 Incredible DIY Home Projects

If you're looking to become a DIYer or if you've been a DIYer for years we've got an assortment of...


30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

Save $100s and update your outdoor spaces instantly with these easy and inexpensive one-day backyard projects!

14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had...


10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard

There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To get you inspired, we've rounded...

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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.


12 Outdoor Items We’re Buying at World Market This Month

From family barbecues to trips to the park and just relaxing on the balcony and enjoying a meal in the...


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...


10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


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How to Choose the Right Composite Decking Color

Composite decking comes in an array of colors, so choosing a shade that complements your home can be a challenge....


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10 Best Backyard Products for Your Deck and Patio

Make this summer your best ever with these deck and patio accessories that make outdoor living safer and more entertaining.


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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Trex Decking: Here’s What You Need to Know

Demand for environmentally friendly, virtually maintenance-free Trex composite decking grows every year. Why has this home-improvement upstart captured so much...


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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 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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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...