More from Outdoor Living

Home Safety

A backyard barbecue skips the formalities and fills a patio with friends who answer the call of “come and get it” when steaks and corn on the cob are hot off the grill. But even with the relaxed mood of an outdoor barbecue, problems can flare up. Here are five gas grill goofs from Consumer...

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...

Deck and Patio Planning and Building

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

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...

Design Your Outdoor Room with Veranda Decking from the Home Depot

The official outdoor season is just around the corner, so now’s the time to create a space you’ll enjoy all summer long. Composite decking makes a beautiful base for an outdoor room, and The Home Depot’s two lines of Veranda decking offer design flexibility, resilience and value.

Veranda...

Porch Repair, Maintenance and Inspection

There's nothing nicer than kicking back on your front porch with a fresh breeze and cool drink to help you watch the world go by.  And today, the front porch is back in vogue as families look to reconnect with each other and their neighbors.  But maintaining a porch is anything but relaxing,...

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.