Tips, thoughts, ideas and construction details of building a covered deck. While it does take some work, it is not impossible.
Loose material is an easy-to-install alternative for a DIY home patio. This article contains both step-by-step instructions and some great examples for inspiration.
A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.
How I built a patio cover for my own house. With pictures I took for the permit inspector to make the approval inspection go smoothly.
Laying a flagstone paver patio is not particularly difficult, but it is hard work. This is a report of building such a flagstone patio.
A simple patio design for a small backyard can transform your outdoor space. Create an outdoor room; start with a patio!
Polymeric sand effectively fills and interlocks joints between paving units. Read on to determine if this paver joint sand solution is the one for your next outdoor pavement project. Learn about what a polymer is, its history, and how to use this dry joint sand stabilizer.
If you are dreaming of an outdoor deck to enjoy neighborhood barbeques and family gatherings, you’ve come to the right place. Start by familiarizing yourself with the different types of decking materials available today. This is the first step in making that backyard deck dream a reality!
Quick guide and basic overview of installing waterproof multi-coloured LED strip lighting around the edges of decking in front of the conservatory and overlooking the lawn in the back garden. Includes tips on laying the cables and protecting electrics from the weather.
Your patio isn’t necessarily a place you want to soak up the sun. Instead, it should be a pleasant spot to spend time reading a book, enjoying a nap or entertaining guests. You can stay out of the UV rays with a number of ways to shade your outdoor space.
I purchased a pressure washer specifically to periodically clean my decking prior to re-oiling it. It was only after careful consideration, and on balance, that I made an informed decision to buy the Nilfisk rather than a Karcher; and now use it to clean all manner of other items around my garden.
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
This article will show you how to build a sturdy deck using common tools with minimal cuts and expense. Follow along for instructions, material lists, and time and money saving tips and tricks.
Building your own patio using recycled pallets is easy, fun, and looks amazing. Oh, and it's practically free! This article will show you how to build your own patio using mostly just wood pallets.