Host Kevin O’Connor takes us back to the Rebuilding Together Boston job site to rebuild the deck while also giving the yard some fresh new landscaping.
The crew and an army of volunteers fight the rain to bring the Rebuilding Together Boston project to completion.
Deck space is always at a premium, and who doesn’t want to bring in more style to their outdoor area? A wrap-around deck will extend your lounge space and improve the look of the home and its landscape. But before setting out to build a new deck or add onto the old one, here are a few key considerations for building a wrap around deck.
This sturdy but simple exterior gate is affordable, easy to build, and will make any porch or deck a safer place to hang out. Follow this guide to learn how to build a deck gate yourself.
Decks are a charming addition to your house. Keeping them maintained will provide lasting beauty and functionality. However, improper care can lead to serious problems. Here are tips to keep your deck in tip-top shape.
The summer months have arrived, meaning certain areas of your home may need some tending. Here are some maintenance tasks to pay attention to this season.
This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into those old, splintery handrails.
Your house or apartment’s rooftop deck offers lovely, even jaw-dropping views, but it’s seriously lacking in the design department. Nevertheless, it holds many possibilities—as a tranquil place to begin or end the day, a spot for socializing, or as a retreat that lets you take in fresh air and sunshine above the fray. See our ideas for decking out your roof deck to make the most of the space.
These nine stunning ideas for floating decks will give you the urge to build one yourself in your backyard.
The entire Ask This Old House team sits down to discuss how supply chain shortages affect their businesses and customers.
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert builds and installs a railing for deck stairs that will match the original railing around the rest of the deck.
Painter Mauro Henrique paints an outdoor railing that Nathan just built to match the original railing around a homeowner’s deck.
Give your hot tub the extra special touch it needs with these great deck ideas.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner repair her deck by replacing rotted hangers and re-securing the joist to the structure.
Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, installs undermount, LED deck railing lights for a homeowner whose only deck lighting includes a single, bright spotlight.
With a little planning, small decks and patios can provide the same entertaining value as larger outdoor spaces. See our simple ideas to maximize the space of your small deck.
In this review and buying guide, our team recommends the best deck paints to fit a range of outdoor spaces, preferences, and climates.
They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.
Hot tubs are meant for relaxation, but there’s one aspect of owning one that may be stressing you out: draining the water to clean the tub. Read our guide to learn how to drain your hot tub.
Mandala designs have increasingly been on the rise in the Western world for a few years now. They’re everywhere: on apparel, linens, in adult coloring books, and are especially popular as tattoo designs
Need more storage? Here’s how to use the area under your deck to create additional storage space for all kinds of items.
Awnings reduce sunlight, protect patio furniture, and make outdoor living more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at the different styles and costs of awnings.
Learn about decking basics — from safety inspections and protocols to construction and maintenance. Know what you can DIY and when to hire contractors.
Explore a range of different possibilities before building your deck.
Install a new deck, or reattach an existing one, that is set up to last.
Learn more about the two common causes for a wobbly deck and how to stabilize your space.
Wash, sand, and stain your deck to give it a fresh look for the spring.
What you should know before building a deck around your above-ground pool