Patio How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our patio step-by-step tips & ideas.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis
South-of-France flair meets casual West Coast style in this open-air dining room that’s equal parts elegant and easygoing
Even though outdoor furniture is typically made of resilient hardwoods or naturally rot-resistant softwoods, it’s not immune to the elements. Here’s how to keep your deck or patio set in top form
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
Laying a beautiful brick patio with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a bluestone patio with a reclaimed granite fire pit
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider
This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a simple outdoor side table that holds an umbrella and has a hideaway to keep drinks cool.
Pergolas provide shade for your patio and can add an element of design to your backyard. Read this to learn how to build a pergola in your yard.
Create a one-of-a-kind garden path by making sand molds with oversize leaves—like the rhubarb here—and casting the shapes in concrete
Get this look! Learn how adding a rock garden and fire pit can give your yard a lift
Use basic cedar lumber to create a screened-in patio space that gives cats a breath of fresh air while keeping them close to home
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas
Add wood stock details to a simple door for a handsome upgrade
Now's the time to fling open those doors and transform even a simple patio
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
Say oui! to a summer spent outdoors with salvage-style furniture and colorful vintage touches
Resetting heaved stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds beautiful circular patio that features a chill-chasing fire pit
Forget grass: For this young family, a handsome wood deck that steps down to a brick patio comprises the ideal chilling, cooking, playing, and entertaining space
The experts at This Old House give pointers on picking the right surface to suit your patio's function, its surroundings, and your budget
Whether you do it yourself or hire someone for the job, here's what has to happen
A natural-looking broken-stone patio provides a gathering place in an organic landscape.
Renewing a worn concrete surface can be done without a jackhammer or bulldozer
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to build a simple entry-level deck.