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How to Build a Combo Kiddie Pool/Fire Pit: Tips for 20 Million Facebook Fans Who Asked!

Last week, Money Pit found and posted a very cool picture that was shared with us. It was actually a mindblowing backyard idea: build an in-ground surround for a kiddie pool that can be removed in winter and used as a fire pit! We thought we’d inspire a few of you to take on a project like...

Doors

Warmer weather brings the return of outdoor living and all its pleasures but also the constant high traffic of guests, kids and pets through patio doors. If your patio door needs repair or replacement, here's how to buy a patio door that delivers durability, energy efficiency and storm...

Pool Safety Tips for Children

For much of the country, Memorial Day marks the start of outdoor summer fun, like backyard barbecues, beaches and parties. Unfortunately, this holiday also marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of death to young children and can occur quickly, often...

Deck and Patio Repair

If your decking was installed with nails that are slowly coming loose, pounding them back in is only a temporary fix. The better solution is to remove the loose nails and replace them with deck screws. These are easily installed with an inexpensive attachment to your power drill and will ensure...

How to Build a Home Bar

Building a home bar is a favorite home improvement how to project as the popularity of home entertaining continues to grow, and a range of smart, convenient amenities adds a professional touch to the proceedings. The home bar category is really pouring on the options these days, with...

Get ideas for transforming your yard into an outdoor living area, with tips on building decks and patios, designing outdoor kitchens and outdoor theaters, and mosquito-proofing outdoor living areas. Find out how to maintain and repair porches and decks, and learn how to clean outdoor furniture.