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Patio Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your patio.

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How to Install a Shade Sail

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner create a cool, shady corner where she can watch her kids play in the pool.
How to Install an Urban Bluestone Patio
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How to Install an Urban Bluestone Patio

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard.
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How to Install a Natural Stone Patio with Fire Pit

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a bluestone patio with a reclaimed granite fire pit
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The 9 Best Patio Heaters (2024 Review)

Purchase a heater to enjoy your patio or other outdoor living space year round. Our review goes over the best patio heaters on the market.
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How to Install a Metal Railing

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement
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How to Install Pavers

Whether you do it yourself or hire someone for the job, here's what has to happen
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How to Install a Bluestone Patio

In this how-to video, learn how to lay a beautiful bluestone patio with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
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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
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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.
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How to Lay a Stone Patio

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