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Deck Design Ideas for Safer Structures

Building a deck may seem like a rather simple home improvement project. But if you don’t build your deck correctly, it could become very dangerous. Here are five deck design ideas to make sure your deck is safe:

Deck Design: Multi-level decks can be very attractive, however keep in mind this...

Green Home, Saving Energy

Is summer your favorite season? Do you love the warm weather, fresh air and luscious produce that comes with it? Unfortunately, bugs feel the same way.

Banishing bugs and other pests is a year-round challenge for homeowners, but this summer, try some natural methods for keeping the little...

Decks, Patios and Porches
While summer is great for enjoying outdoor rooms, there's an additional charm that comes with extending that enjoyment year-round. With a patio heater, you can still enjoy your outdoor areas without having to suffer through the cold as well.
Patio heaters come in many different forms,...
Outdoor Living Trends for Spring and Summer 2015

Discover the seven outdoor living trends that will rule American backyards this summer.

Blushing tulips brighten sidewalks. Charbroiled dinners sizzle on patio grills. Signs of spring are popping up all over the neighborhood. Are you ready to cater to homeowners looking to relax on a deck or...

Prepare Your Home for Spring

As warm weather replaces winter's chill, it's time to prepare your home for spring with improvements that add style while saving money, time and energy. Great gear and products make every springtime DIY endeavor successful, and the following helpers are smart additions for the season's project...

Sheds and Outdoor Structures

Creating an outdoor room is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to increase your home's footprint, its value and the day-to-day quality of life you enjoy there. Just consider the cost of installing a custom deck against that of an actual home addition, and the potential of the great outdoors...

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.