Backyard deck looking faded and dirty? Here are step-by-step directions to clean it up and get it looking new again.
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.
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.
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.
Have a concrete patio but want a bigger outdoor space? These DIY steps show how to extend your concrete patios with pavers.
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.
Flat roofs with easy access are great for creating an outdoor living space. One issue that many people question me about is how to create a deck that is functional without compromising the waterproof roof surface. The best way is to construct a...
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.
Laying a flagstone paver patio is not particularly difficult, but it is hard work. This is a report of building such a flagstone patio.
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.
This hub will explain in detail how to build a decking step by step. It also contains some useful tips and tricks.
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.
If you have a brick paver patio and it is uneven or sloping, fix it yourself for a fraction of the cost. You don't have to be a professional to do a professional job.
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...
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!