Decks & Patios

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  • Details that Enhance a Courtyard

    Although the walls of an existing courtyard are fixed and the material for them has already been chosen, you can ac...

  • Planning a Comely Courtyard

    A courtyard is the garden living area that comes closest to being a true outdoor room. These elegant spaces provide...

  • Before and After Deck Makeovers

    Add new life to a ho-hum deck with these fun makeover ideas.

  • 13 Tips to Make Your Deck More Private

    Turn your deck into a private, relaxing retreat with these simple tips.

  • Dream Decks

    Transform your deck into a relaxing and restful retreat. Gather the ideas and inspiration you need to get your proj...

  • Garden Design for a Deck

    A garden design featuring easy-to-grow shrubs and perennials enhances this deck and helps it blend into the garden.

  • 14 Ways to Improve Your Deck

    Enjoy the outdoors on a well-appointed deck. These 14 ideas will add style, function, and comfort to any deck.

  • How to Add a Deck Planter

    A built-in planter adds permanent beauty to your deck and allows you to accommodate larger, more mature garden spec...

  • Planning a Delightful Deck

    A deck is a quick and cost-efficient way to gain outdoor living space. Here's how to plan your deck, from selecting...

  • Planting a Deck

    A deck can be a perfect location for plants -- on and around it. The advantages of deckscaping include softening th...

  • 16 Great Patio Ideas

    If you're looking for ideas to spruce up your patio, check out these tips. Whether you're redoing your patio on a b...

  • Make Your Patio a Destination

    Transforming your patio into a backyard retreat is easy. Just check out these great ideas we found when we visited...

  • Make Your Patio a Perfect Retreat

    Enjoy a relaxing, stylish patio with these tips.

  • Patio Amenities

    Furniture, lighting, and accents such as a fountain or plants contribute to the overall look, usefulness, and enjoy...

  • Patio Retreats

    No matter where you live, you can fashion a stylish outdoor room that's an intimate getaway just beyond your back d...

  • Planning the Perfect Patio

    The keys to a successful patio are simple: the right place and the right style. Here's how to plan for both.

Planning Decks, Patios, & Outdoor Spaces


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