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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,...

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...

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 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...

Deck and Patio Cleaning

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...

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,...

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.