Give your deck or patio a refresh with Rust-Oleum Restore. This is a DIY project you can do in a weekend and enjoy the benefits for years to come.
These are some of the most stylish decks we’ve ever seen. They flow seamlessly from a modern home and seem to melt into their surroundings.
Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.
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We’ve talked before about pressure washers on C&H — they can help tackle a variety of jobs and can breathe new life into a variety of products. Take decks, for example. It’s likely that your deck takes quite a beating year after year, especially if you live in an area […]
Harsh weather conditions, wear and tear — it’s likely that your deck will need to be refinished every few years to keep it in prime condition. This is generally a project you can tackle over the weekend, provided you’ve gathered up the right supplies. At the project’s outset, refinishing a […]
With summer in full swing, your home’s outdoor areas are likely getting a lot of use. We’ve already talked about how to create a year-round outdoor living space, complete with furniture and seasonal elements. When you’re creating such an area, you may also want to consider adding flooring–and what better […]
In the market for new stuff? There’s usually an ideal time to buy larger items like cars, electronics and appliances. During the first part of the year, be on the lookout for deals on outdoor items such as furniture and barbecue grills. It may be tough to picture spring if […]
The cooler weather of fall is the perfect time to stain your deck. There may not be the same motivation without the sunny summer days to look forward to, but without that scorching heat a staining project can actually be fun. Take advantage of cooler temperatures and skip this job […]
Ipe wood decking came on the scene quickly and it seemed the whole world went wild. Once consumers get a feel for it, the hype didn’t let up and now demand for Ipe wood decking is fierce. A fairly new phenomenon (compared with what’s out there today) in the outdoor […]
So you spent your hard earned cash on Trex or one of the other big name composite decking brands. You were sold on the idea that this product was low maintenance. No need for staining and the deck will never rot, splinter or have problems with bugs. But now you’re […]
While flipping through the pages of Real Simple magazine, I noticed an ingenious solution for wrangling unruly garden hoses, thereby eliminating a major source of outdoor clutter. Instead of a hose reel or cart, consider a hose pot, which discreetly hides a coiled garden hose in a decorative container. Not […]
When is a fake better than the real thing? It’s debatable, but if the impostor looks and feels like the genuine article, does it really matter? We’re talking about patios here, so focus. Stamped concrete is a sought after finish in the backyard. Extremely durable and low maintenance, it also […]
Wood and composite decks have a distinct advantage over stone patios. With a wooden frame, it’s a simple thing to install more than one level, creating an attractive and usable space. Stone or paved patios can be done this way, but it requires retaining walls and possibly extensive excavation. With […]
If you’re looking for shade in the yard, there are a few options to consider. Roofing structures, patio umbrellas and pergolas are all possibilities. But roll up awnings will provide extensive coverage when you need it and can be tucked out of sight when you don’t. Is an awning the […]
Not just for safety, deck railings can change the entire look of your yard. They can provide privacy or lend a contemporary feel. Railings can also direct traffic and compliment furniture and decor. You have a vast selection to choose from when it comes to railing styles and colors. Mix […]
People love to party on the patio. Whether it’s the whole gang or just your family, enjoying food under the warm sun is a popular pastime. And the BBQ is at center stage. So why not consider deck designs that give your BBQ pride of place? There are plenty of […]
Flooring is an important design feature in every room. And your outdoor living space is no exception. But the idea of flooring on your wood or composite deck is a little different than interior carpeting, laminate or hardwood. With deck designs, you do have a choice of color and even […]
As popular as outdoor living areas have become, there’s often one essential thing missing when lounging on your backyard deck. Privacy. Many suburbanites love their wood or composite decks and would hang out there all day. But sometimes tanning, having a romantic dinner or just chatting with friends on the […]
Spring is a popular time to stain the deck, fence or other wood in your backyard. Keep the task simple and buy a good quality stain to have the best looking wood in the neighborhood. Timing Is Key Make sure that you will have decent weather for the duration of […]
When spring comes and the snow melts away, dirt and grime are bound to be left behind. Pick a sunny day and get outside to give the deck or patio a good cleaning. Make sure that the temperature is high enough to avoid freezing the diluted cleaning solution. 1) Gently […]