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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...

Landscaping

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...

Decorating and Design

If you’re missing the days of spending warm evenings outside on your deck or patio, there’s no need to stop. You can use your outdoor spaces for a bit longer if you know how to make them cool-weather friendly.

The first thing you need is heat, of course, and an outdoor fireplace can do the...

Exterior Remodeling

Rocking chairs.  Knitting.  Cast-off shoes.  

Porches  don’t exactly have a hip, modern reputation.  But they might soon.  

The porch is making a comeback, with homeowners and builders rediscovering the appeal and possibility of space that merges the comforts of being both indoors and out. ...

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...

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.