Even the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can install a simple patio or dress up an existing space. All it takes are the right tools and the right instruction. We've gathered everything you need to know from start to finish. If you're beginning from scratch, start with a little prep to successfully construct a beautiful patio. We'll show you how to choose materials, create a pattern from stone, and finish the job -- all in less than a day. You can make a patio out of any number of materials, including pavers or a slab. For a slab patio, you'll need to lay out the site; we give you the how-to for staking it properly. Edging your patio will help it maintain a clean edge next to your lawn or flowerbed, but not every material is the same; learn the differences among edging materials and how to choose what's right for you. If your old patio is in need of a little tender loving care, you can salvage it. Learn how to do resurface concrete and rejuvenate your old space. Asphalt requires different steps, but you can learn those here, too.
Quick & Easy Steps to Freshen Up Existing Patios
Build a Patio in 6 Simple Steps
Check out these step-by-step instructions for adding a patio to your outdoor landscape.
Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent
Skip the spendy store-bought concrete ornaments, with easy, fun instructions for these DIY versions.
Create a Brick Patio
From traditional outdoor spaces to contemporary landscapes, brick makes a great material for long lasting, beautifu...
DIY Project: Install a Paver Patio
Got a day? Then you can install a patio, thanks to the ease of installing pavers.
Fixing an Existing Concrete Patio
Give your tired, old concrete patio a facelift with expert advice on how to fix and upgrade the surface.
How to Resurface Your Patio
Think you need a new patio? You may not, if you learn how to resurface the one you have.
Step-by-Step Patio Planning
Before you make a run to the hardware store or start cutting wood, spend some time figuring out your needs and goal...