Patio Installation

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.

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How to Work with Concrete Block

Every great home improvement plan starts with the basics. Learn how to set a solid base for a concrete block wall and lay out a strong foundation.
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How to Install Timber and Brick Steps

Brick treads framed with landscape timbers make attractive steps between different levels in your yard. Learn how to make them here!
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Patio Pavers Calculator

This calculator will help you determine how many pavers you'll need to buy for a particular patio area.
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Cast in Stone: DIY Landscape Accent

Hard as rock, concrete ornaments are easy to make. Even better, this versatile outdoor material is low cost and prettier than you might think. Try our techniques for customizing, shaping, and finishing concrete ornaments and outdoor decor.
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Quick Patio Pick-Me-Ups

Spending some quality time in the great outdoors is often a cure for whatever ails you (long hours at the office, a brutal commute, never-ending chores). Why not reciprocate the love that outdoor rooms show you with these ideas guaranteed to perk up a patio? We're betting they'll make you want to spend even more time outside!
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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 instructions to create an affordable outdoor oasis in your backyard using flagstone pavers.
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