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Use these patio design ideas to turn your yard into a relaxing retreat. From backyard patio ideas to patio furniture sets, these outdoor patio ideas show how to design an outdoor room for style and comfort. Simple add-ons are an easy way to maximize your outdoor living spaces. Use patio umbrellas, patio covers, and patio lights to increase your patio's appeal, safety, and longevity. Part of creating a restful retreat is making sure there's privacy around your patio -- even if it's just a border from the neighbors. Fences, pergolas, half-walls, and landscape plantings can offer privacy and boost your home's appeal. If you're starting from scratch and want to tackle your own paver patio, turn to our clever installation how-to, which breaks down the process into 10 simple steps.

Easy DIY Garden Accents

Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with...

15 Patio Design Tips

A charming patio filled with amenities can be a warm weather getaway, right in...

16 Great Patio Ideas

Just like interior rooms, patios benefit from seasonal spruce-ups, new...

Backyard Patio Transformation

With not much more than a concrete slab and a patch of grass to go on, this...

Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent

Hard as rock, concrete ornaments are easy to make. Even better, this versatile...

Patio Ideas: Before & After Patio Makeovers

A gallery of inspiring before and after patio transformations.

24 Patio Perk-Ups

Take your patio from tired to terrific this spring with these inspired ideas.

How to Build a Sand-Based Patio

Building a patio is well within the skill level of the average homeowner. This...

Build a Patio in 6 Simple Steps

Pave the way for a new outdoor room in six easy steps.

Add Color to Your Patio in Stages

Bring color to your patio's decor. Whether you want a little or a lot of color...

Landscape Ideas with Hardscape Materials

Learn about different hardscape materials -- from brick and flagstone to paver...

Patio Design Ideas

Enjoy your patio more with these tips for furniture, landscaping, and decor.

Make Your Patio a Perfect Retreat

Enjoy a relaxing, stylish patio with these tips.

Maximizing a Small Patio

Make the most out of a petite patio with these creative, space-stretching tips...

DIY Project: Install a Paver Patio

With the right materials and proper foundation, you can install a paver patio...

Patio Privacy Ideas

See how to turn your patio into a comfortable, secluded outdoor living room.

Creative DIY Patio Ideas to Try

Want to boost the beauty and usefulness of your outdoor spaces? Put one of...

Garden Plans for Decks and Patios

Frame your outdoor living spaces with these practical, low-maintenance flower...

Pretty Covered Patios

Protection from the weather, an extension of indoor living space: Those are...

Patio Furniture Buying Guide

Select the right outdoor seating for your yard with this savvy shopper's guide...

How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

If your outdoor furniture needs a little TLC, follow these cleaning tips to...

Painting Wicker

Changing (or refreshing) the color of your favorite wicker pieces is a snap.

Backyard Patio Ideas

Take a backyard from basic to beautiful with these patio decorating and design...

Tips for Outdoor Living Spaces

Give an outdoor room interiorlike appeal with these tips to maximize dining,...

How to Install a Flagstone Paver Patio

A backyard patio can be so much more than a slab of concrete. Follow these...

Step-by-Step Patio Planning

A well-planned patio is a valuable addition to your home for years to come.

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