Deck and Patio

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

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    The Best Patio Furniture (and More!) for Your Backyard

    Fire up the grill! We found some of the best patio furniture to make your summer dreams come true.


    Patio Dining Sets Buying Guide

    If you're ready to add a patio dining set to your outdoor living space, we can help you find the...


    Comparing Wood Deck Options: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

    We help you choose the best material for your wood deck.


    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...


    Gorgeous Outdoor Furniture Under $100

    Sometimes class doesn't have to cost you a fortune.


    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...


    How to Choose a Deck Stain

    The right deck stain can bring out the natural beauty of the deck’s wood grain and extend its life by...


    10 Inspiring Deck Designs

    Whether wood or composite, decks offer a place to relax, soak up the sun and entertain while also adding value...

    How to Choose the Best Deck Finish

    Protect your investment


    A Paver Path that Grows

    This easy-to-build paver path will last a lifetime and looks great too!


    12 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas We Love

    A low-maintenance, durable stamped concrete patio is the perfect foundation for an outdoor living space where you can both relax...


    Patio Door Curtain Ideas for Different Needs and Tastes

    The choices seem limitless when it comes to window treatments for your patio door. From blackouts to sheers, here are...


    Patio Decorating Ideas that Bring the Indoors Out

    Transform your patio into an extension of your living space by adding some thoughtful decor. By including certain elements, you...


    Paver Patios That Will Save You Time and Effort

    A simple system for installing flat and level pavers


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    Build a Beautiful Stone and Brick Backyard Patio

    We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.


    16 Gorgeous Deck and Patio Ideas You Can DIY

    Stop dreaming about your perfect deck or patio and start planning. Take a look at some of our favorite projects,...

    How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

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


    31 Tips for Repairing, Updating and Maximizing Your Deck

    If you've had a deck for more than a couple years, chances are it'll need some work. After all, it...


    How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain

    Make your deck look like new!


    Restore a Deck

    Tips for your deck restore project: Protect the wood with special coatings made specifically for restoring your deck.


    How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp: Wooden Ramp Project

    These wheelchair ramp plans will help you to build and install a handicap ramp that's safe and efficient.

    Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

    7 minutes, 7-point inspection and 7 easy repairs.


    14 DIY Deck Add-Ons That are Seriously Cool

    It’s time to turn your blah deck into your summer happy place. These easy add-ons (much cheaper than an entire...


    12 Ideas for Lighting Up Your Deck

    You've put in the work and now it's time to relax on your deck. When night falls, you'll need some...


    Composite Decking Review: NewTechWood

    Josh is a huge fan of NewTechWood composite decking for a whole lot of reasons. Let him explain why. 


    12 Things You Should Never Do to Your Deck

    A backyard deck is a wonderful place to relax or entertain. Make sure you take care of it the right...


    Must-Have Tool for Fast Fall Cleanup

    We have a gas-powered leaf blower, but I hate to start it, and I got tired of begging my husband to do...