Knowing which deck stain to choose is only half the battle. I recently refinished my 21 year old deck and I want to share the tips and tricks I’ve learned about finding the best deck stain and how to clean and stain a deck. It’s a great diy project that can be done in one weekend.
Outdoors / Landscaping
Think that exterior home renovations are expensive? They can be — if you’re not careful. But I’ve got some awesome DIY home exterior design ideas to share with you that WON’T break the bank! Pick a weekend and get busy with these exterior home remodel projects: a mailbox makeover, create a natural pathway, spruce up your front door, and other simple ideas that cost next to nothing.
DIY Halloween prop builders paradise awaits! Tricks and tips to scare the wits out of trick-or-treaters. If they survive the trick, they get the treat!
When you think of curb appeal do, you think of a perfectly manicured front yard? I used to. Here are great curb appeal ideas for those of us without a yard!
Don’t let the cold weather take all the color out of your garden! Here are 6 hardy & colorful plants you’ll want to incorporate into your winter landscaping
Repairing or replacing your driveway? Measuring it accurately is the key – here’s how. Plus tools to help you calculate your total concrete driveway cost.
DIY curb appeal ideas & exterior home improvement projects. See how much it costs to stain a deck, seal a driveway, add a gravel path, paint vinyl siding, etc
Sinkholes can make lakes disappear & turn waterfront homes into a homeowner’s worst nightmare! Here’s what to watch for, plus info about sinkhole insurance.
Wondering the true cost of adding a water garden in your backyard? Here’s how to build a pond, along with how much money & which supplies you’ll need.
Keep up with your tree pruning or you may find your home’s landscape in dire need of trimming like this one! Here are the 5 tree pruning tools you need.
The EZflow French drain system is an innovative product consisting of 90% recycled content. It counts toward LEED credits, is easy to install, saves time & money.
Conservation subdivisions combine green space and trees with community living, for the ultimate in eco-friendly community design.
Rain chains are kind of like downspouts turned inside-out. You get the opportunity to hear AND see rain water cascading through your own personal waterfall.
How to choose the best security gate + driveway gate installation tips. Here’s what you need to know about driveway gates, how they work, and how to install it yourself.
Envirotiles are rubber tiles – or rubber pavers – that look great for a deck or patio! They’re produced from 100% rubber tires diverted from landfills.
Wondering about the best grill to buy? Your first decision needs to be whether you’ll buy a gas grill or a charcoal grill. Here are some of the unique differences between the two.
Learn how to install a stone walkway for a better-looking landscape design for your home. It’s relatively simple and you can do it with the proper knowledge and motivation.
Knowing how to find a tree service when you need one can save you a lot of money and heartache. Acquaint yourself with a reliable local tree service before you need one.
Eze-Breeze porch enclosures are a great way to turn your back porch into a true 3-season room. Eze-Breeze is a vinyl glazed window sheet that is custom made to fit the window openings on your porch. Save some cash by installing them yourself. A great DIY project.
Pierced brick walls are an attractive alternative to traditional screens. Their durability can’t be beat and they make a handsome hardscape addition to your landscape.
Check out this gorgeous outdoor fireplace. It’s the focal point of a backyard playground complete with outdoor kitchen and gunite swimming pool.
It’s good to have neighbors you can chat it up with but sometimes you need your privacy. If your backyard is in dire need of a privacy screen it’s time you made plans to correct that issue and begin enjoying your own little slice of heaven right outside your back door.
You’ve got to see this garage that’s covered in old license plates from all over the country. It’s definitely not something that you see everyday.
Looking for a unique exterior landscape lighting solution? LED lighting has come a long way. These are very bright, colorful and require zero maintenance. Very cool stuff!
Continuous concrete landscape curbing has been around for decades but it is gaining popularity as a great way to give your yard that professional finishing touch.