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Patio Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring patio ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

Backyard Before and After: A New Patio Made of Old Brick

TOH fan Michael Bendell, installed a Nest Security Cam in his backyard. It wasn't long before he discovered that his home-security upgrade was also a great way to track the progress of his deck-to-patio transformation

14 Design Ideas for Pleasant Patios

Now's the time to fling open those doors and transform even a simple patio

Patio and Pathway Inspiration

Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.

How to Build a Stunning Pergola

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.

Inspiring Sunroom Decorating Ideas

See these decorative sunroom ideas to maximize your light-filled oasis.

How to Make Leaf-Shaped Pavers

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

Concrete Paver Styles

Pavers come in many shapes, detailed to suit almost any architecture, and can transform a ho-hum outdoor space into a handsome and durable expression of your taste.

Create a Rock-Garden Patio

Get this look! Learn how adding a rock garden and fire pit can give your yard a lift

Create a Provence-Inspired Patio

South-of-France flair meets casual West Coast style in this open-air dining room that’s equal parts elegant and easygoing

How to Build a Catio

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

4 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining

Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter

Create a French Country Patio

Say oui! to a summer spent outdoors with salvage-style furniture and colorful vintage touches

Pick The Perfect Patio Stone

Suggestions for making this hardscape surface choice easy

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How to Build a Round Patio with a Fire Pit

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds beautiful circular patio that features a chill-chasing fire pit

How to Make Mason Jar Patio Lights

These charming lanterns brighten an evening barbecue spread, and they're a cinch to make from supplies you can pick up at the home center.