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Patio How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our patio step-by-step tips & ideas.

S20 E9, Mark McCullough extends a patio

How to Extend a Patio

If you’re looking to extend an outdoor patio but don’t know where to start, watch as mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner expand her concrete patio area while creating a modern look.


How to Repair a Brick Patio

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook rescues a sunken brick patio

How to Install a Gorgeous Waterfront Patio

Rough-hewn slabs of native rock make a patio and stairs that are at home in the landscape

Lay an Appealing Brick Patio

You don't have to hire a skilled mason to get a flat, uniformly handsome brick patio that stays that way.

Build a Slate Patio

Build a beautiful slate patio in hours—not days

How to Lay a Stone Patio

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to work with this durable material

Pulling Up Patio Pavers

How to remove a patio block without disturbing the others around it