Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • 6 Ideas For Creating An Inviting Courtyard

    Backyards are the best part of a home. See six ideas for creating an inviting courtyard & turn your patio into the secret garden you’ve always dreamed of.

    By Katie Carlson Apr 15, 2016
  • How To Build A Storage Shed

    We could all use extra space and a great way to add some storage without taking up valuable square footage within the home is by building an outdoor storage shed. Building a shed is a fun DIY project that any DIYer can accomplish.

    By Jan 19, 2015
  • How To Install Brick Patio Pavers

    No matter how large or small you want your future patio to be, the everyday homeowner can build their own brick patio. As long as you have a step-by-step guide helping you along the way, any homeowner can build a brick patio with pavers.

    By Jul 24, 2014
  • How To Build A Gazebo

    When you feel like your backyard is missing something, more often than, it’s a beautiful and functional addition that can make all the difference. Outdoor gazebos are the perfect solution and while the project is certainly no walk in the park, it can be done yourself.

    By Jul 10, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Build A Redwood Deck

    If the fronts of houses are more public and formal, the backs are decidedly private and informal, which explains why backyard decks are so popular in an age of instant access and crowded commutes.

    By May 9, 2014
  • 7 DIY Ways To Make Your Patio Awesome

    On top of the classic or standard patios, there are numerous ways to really make your patio stand out. The best part is that you don’t need a professional contractor to make yours the most talked about patio on the block.

    By Apr 21, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Refinish A Deck

    When it comes to deck maintenance, there are two distinct approaches: You can either let the wood age to a natural gray or you can refinish it every few years.

    By Apr 2, 2014
  • DIY Tips for How to Build a Brick-on-Sand Patio

    A brick patio or walkway in your yard is a perfect accent for your house, plus being highly practical. Such a project is easier than you might think-particularly because there is no mortar involved.

    By Mar 31, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Install Drywall

    Installing drywall, also called wallboard and Sheetrock (a U.S. Gypsum brand name) isn't easy.

    By Mar 19, 2014
  • How To Design A Patio

    When planning your patio, keep in mind that it should be thought of as an outdoor room. As such, it will be an extension of the house. When people walk into your house, what do they often notice first?

    By Oct 21, 2013

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