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  • A simple patio design for a small backyard can transform your outdoor space. Create an outdoor room; start with a patio!

    How to Build a Small Backyard Patio

    How to Build a Small Backyard Patio

    by Sharon Bellissimo81

  • Tips, thoughts, ideas and construction details of building a covered deck. While it does take some work, it is not impossible.

    How to Build Your Own Covered Deck

    How to Build Your Own Covered Deck

    by Dan Harmon6

  • Loose material is an alternate for a solid base patio and it is so easy to install. This makes this type of patio a do it yourself (DIY) project.

    How to Build a Loose Material Patio

    How to Build a Loose Material Patio

    by Sharon Bellissimo31

  • Design, estimate and build a deck. Instructions to lay out and cut stringers to build a stairs. Mathematical formulas used to estimate building construction. Build steps, carpentry tricks.

    Estimate and Build a Deck in 7 easy steps

    Estimate and Build a Deck in 7 easy steps

    by Randy Hirneisen3

  • Outdoor patio covers can come in many shapes, styles, sizes, materials, and prices.  Gazebo, pergolas, awnings, and carports are all more permanent types of patio coverings and structures.  Other types are less obtrusive like for instance, a...

    Most Popular Types of Outdoor Patio Covers

    Most Popular Types of Outdoor Patio Covers

    by Madison Boswell0

  • Backyard deck looking faded and dirty? Here are step-by-step directions to clean it up and get it looking new again.

    How to Clean, Stain & Seal A Deck

    How to Clean, Stain & Seal A Deck

    by DIYweddingplanner2

  • 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!

    Types of Outdoor Decking Materials

    Types of Outdoor Decking Materials

    by lindacee13

  • A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.

    How We Constructed a Screen Room

    How We Constructed a Screen Room

    by Virginia Allain2

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