What’s the Difference Between a Patio and a Deck?
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What’s the Difference Between a Patio and a Deck?

Should you build a patio or deck in your yard? How do you know which one is right for you, your lifestyle and your outdoor living space? And…

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Before You Buy a Hammock
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Before You Buy a Hammock

The quintessential Father’s Day card depicts Dad snoozing in a hammock while his adoring family waits on him with a cold beverage and newspaper while pitching in with…

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Consider Utilities When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen
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Consider Utilities When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

The outdoor living trend is steadily increasing, as homeowners convert backyard spaces into unique cooking and entertainment centers. State-of-the-art appliances, combination grill units, outdoor wet bar and stainless-steel…

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How to Hire a Contractor to Install a Deck
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How to Hire a Contractor to Install a Deck

Adding a deck to your home can provide you with a space to socialize, relax and eat with friends and family. But before you can enjoy your dream…

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Best Wood Deck Board Materials
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Best Wood Deck Board Materials

Wood remains the most cost effective and efficient material for deck floor boards. While composite wood and PVC (Trex, Azek, TimberTech) have strong advantages, both are brutally expensive.  Even the cheapest off-the-shelf…

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Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?
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Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?

When staining any exterior wood element such as a fence, deck, siding, or garden bridge, you can choose between either an oil-based or latex-based stain. Oil-based stains traditionally…

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25 Perfect Patio Paver Design Ideas
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25 Perfect Patio Paver Design Ideas

  01 of 26 Choosing the Right Surface Avalon Northwest It’s a big step out the back door: you’ve decided to build or remodel a patio. If it…

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How to Power Wash a Wood Deck
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How to Power Wash a Wood Deck

A Guide to Power Washing a Wood Deck BanksPhotos / Getty Images Guys seem to love equipment that makes noise, is powerful and saves time. A chemical deck…

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10 Creative DIY Backyard Fire Pits
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10 Creative DIY Backyard Fire Pits

  DIY Inexpensive Fire Pit Thrifty Little Mom Nothing says cozy and comfortable like flames crackling in a backyard fire pit. Fire is the ultimate focal point and…

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How to Clean and Refinish a Wood Deck
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How to Clean and Refinish a Wood Deck

So You Want a New Looking Deck? Brian North/Getty Images A beautifully refinished wood deck not only looks great and extends the life of the wood, but it…

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