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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

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.

The 4 Best Pressure Washers (2021 Review)

Pressure washers deliver a powerful pressurized stream of water to remove dirt, dust, mud, mold, and paint from a variety of surfaces. 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.

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How to Build a Brick Patio

Laying a beautiful brick patio with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Install a Sliding Glass Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider

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How to Upgrade a Concrete Urban Patio

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis

Mark installs concrete pavers
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How to Install Concrete Pavers

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver 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.

Inspiring Sunroom Decorating Ideas

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

Finding Sliding Door Replacement Parts

We show you how to identify a sliding glass door manufacturer, how to order replacement parts, and the best way to care for your doors.

Adding plantings along a brick walkway
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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 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

TLC 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

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

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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

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

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How to Install Fiesta String Lights

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas

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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.

Vintage Screen-Door Charm on a Budget

Add wood stock details to a simple door for a handsome upgrade

14 Design Ideas for Pleasant Patios

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

4 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades for Summer Entertaining

Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter

How to Weatherproof Furniture

Save money by prepping furniture with these weather-guarding hacks

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 Repair an Uneven Bluestone Patio

Resetting heaved stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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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.

With Deck and Patio, a Backyard Fully Built for Family

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