This hub will explain in detail how to build a decking step by step. It also contains some useful tips and tricks.
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...
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.
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...
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!
Clean a bare cedar deck the green way: with biodegradable liquid dish soap that is flora- and fauna-friendly—safe for kids and pets, too! Just soak, scrub with a deck brush, and rinse. Works great!
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.
Have a concrete patio but want a bigger outdoor space? These DIY steps show how to extend your concrete patios with pavers.
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
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.
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.
A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.
A simple patio design for a small backyard can transform your outdoor space. Create an outdoor room; start with a patio!
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.
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.
Backyard deck looking faded and dirty? Here are step-by-step directions to clean it up and get it looking new again.