Volunteer Day 4: Completion
The crew and an army of volunteers fight the rain to bring the Rebuilding Together Boston project to completion.
The 10 Best Patio Heaters (2023 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.
The 5 Best Patio Chairs (2023 Review)
No patio is complete without outdoor furniture. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best patio chairs on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you.
The 5 Best Patio Furniture Sets (2023 Review)
Enjoy your backyard with an outdoor sectional or bistro set. Read our review to learn about our recommendations for the best patio furniture on Amazon.
How to Remove Paint from Concrete
Nothing ruins the look of a concrete patio, driveway, or walkway like a paint stain. Whether it’s a fresh spill or paint baking in the sun for years, this guide on removing paint from concrete will help. It contains tips on products and techniques for saying good riddance to ugly paint stains on your concrete surfaces.
Planning for a Pergola: What to Know Before You Install One
This versatile open-air structure can define an outdoor room, provide light shade, and add privacy while enhancing the look of your home. Here’s what to consider when adding one
The 5 Best Wind Chimes (2023 Review)
A wind chime adds a peaceful ambiance to your outdoor space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wind chimes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
How to Build a DIY Deck Lounger
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a weatherproof lounge chair from composite deck boards.
11 Unique Balcony Ideas and Designs
Turn your balcony into a stunning place to relax with these creative and decorative balcony design ideas.
14 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas
Entertain or just relax with these illuminating ideas for your pergola or other outdoor living space.
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.
The 5 Best Hammocks (2023 Review)
Hammocks are a relaxing way to read a book, use a laptop, or enjoy the outdoors. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best hammocks on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various furniture stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
The 5 Best Patio Umbrellas (2023 Review)
Patio umbrellas come in a range of colors, sizes, materials, and prices to meet the needs of every yard and homeowner. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best patio umbrellas on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
10 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas
Here are 10 ideas for deck and patio furniture you can make yourself—for both beginner and experienced woodworkers.
The 4 Best Electric Pressure Washers (2023 Review)
Designed to wash siding, decks, gutters, cars, sidewalks, and more, electric pressure washers are versatile, lightweight cleaning machines. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best pressure washers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
16 Pergola Ideas to Enhance Your Backyard
Add dynamic definition to your landscape with a stylish structure sure to enhance how you enjoy your outdoor space.
5 Best Pressure Washers (2023 Guide)
Pressure washers deliver a powerful pressurized stream of water to remove dirt, dust, mud, mold, and paint from a variety of surfaces. Use this buying guide to see how our best pressure washer picks stack up as we dig into features, components, customer reviews, and more.
Build It | Cooler Bench
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build an outdoor bench that doubles as a cooler using cedar and copper.
How to Clean Concrete
From driveways to patios, and all the areas in between, here are the best ways to clean concrete floors.
Inspiring Sunroom Decorating Ideas
See these decorative sunroom ideas to maximize your light-filled oasis.
How to Drain a Hot Tub
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.
How to Build an Umbrella Stand Side Table
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.
How to Anchor Hardscaping with Plants | This Old House: Live
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.
How to Install Concrete Pavers
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio.
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.
All About Patios
A new patio is one of the most DIY-friendly home improvement projects you can think of.
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
How to Care for Wood Patio Furniture
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
How to Install a Metal Railing
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement
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
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