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By Sarah Fishburne for The Home Depot

Homeowners and renters alike are investing more thought and time into their porches and patios to create a space that feels like an expansion of their indoors and speaks to their...

Bathroom Remodeling

The best and most valuable home improvements will reward your investments of money and time with higher home value now and at the time you sell your home. In each of the past 15 years, over one million homeowners spent more than $10,000 on a kitchen, bath or other major remodeling project,...

Deck and Patio Repair

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...

Cleaning

Want to remove a summer's worth of dirt from your outdoor furniture?  It's easy with these tips.  For plastic furnishings mix a little dish soap, some borax, and half a cup of peroxide into one gallon of water.  Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes and use it to scrub all your plastic...

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 mind-blowing 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...

Decks and Patios

A little regular maintenance goes a long way with your outdoor wood surfaces.  A good cleaning every season does the trick.  But after a few years, you’ll want to refinish your wood deck or fence.  If you want to know how to best refinish your wood deck or fence, the most critical step is...

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.