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Wood Deck Construction Vs. Brick Patio Paving

Creating an outdoor living space beyond the four walls of your home is gaining ground as one of the most popular home improvement projects of all. Whether your outdoor room will be a brick paving patio or a wood or composite deck, creating an outdoor room is the least expensive way to extend...

Great Tips on Fence Building

Building a fence is a great way to improve your home's curb appeal, home value and stylish definition of your yard and garden.

But you aren't the only one who has to live with the fence after it's built. The rest of the neighborhood, particularly the folks next door to you, will likewise...

Decks and Patios

By Joseph Truini for The Home Depot

Wooden decks have been popular with homeowners and builders for over half a century, and it’s easy to see why. Decks provide an efficient and affordable way to add outdoor living space to a home. They can be used for a wide variety of open-air activities,...

Drainage

Preventing mosquito bites not only enhances your family's enjoyment of outdoor activities, but also protects you from exposure to West Nile virus and other diseases carried by mosquitoes. West Nile virus has been on the rise in many states over the last few years, and growing insect...

Deck and Patio Planning and Building

How often do you think about deck care and maintenance? If you’re like most Americans, over the past few weeks you threw away the moldy deck chair cushions from last year, put out some fresh blooms and are eagerly anticipating a summer filled with barbeques, birthday parties and lazy Sunday...

Exterior Remodeling

Lightning strikes are fairly common across the country.  Thunderstorms present major safety hazards and can damage property.  The cloud-to-ground lightning strikes at the center of these thunderstorms can be very dangerous whether you are indoors or out.  But there are several things you can...

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.