brick paver edging for garden bed

How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick

Use clay pavers to form a tidy border to separate your lawn from plantings

family gathered around a Built-in Barbecue Pit

All About Built-in Barbecue Pits

Nothing beats the summery pleasure of a juicy burger seared to perfection over an old school charcoal fire

the Fedrizzi remodel after

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

Energy-smart upgrades turn a starter house into a home for the long haul

Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters

How to Build Custom Concrete Countertops

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters

picnic table in a lush, green yard with a round charcoal grill off to one side with cooking kabobs, and the table is set for six in blue and white, and there is a platter of corn, cut watermelon, and a jug of lemondade

How to Build a Classic Picnic Table

Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come

exterior of a nineteenth-century, brick italianate home with a four story tower on one corner of the main building, and a white, wood-frame extension off to the left. all parts of the house are unified with the rust-colored roofing

Detail Work for a Towered Italianate

A period-sensitive redo highlights the original woodwork—and charm—of a unique 1850s house

backyard with series of outdoor rooms, including a covered hot tub, fire pit and adirondack chairs, an outdoor kitchen, and more

A Seabee Designs a Long-Distance Backyard Remodel

While deployed 7,500 miles from home, this reader designed his dream backyard on paper, then spent months building it

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