Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada helps out a friend with some plantings that work well with a winding, brick walkway.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio.
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.
A new patio is one of the most DIY-friendly home improvement projects you can think of.
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
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement
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
Get this look! Learn how adding a rock garden and fire pit can give your yard a lift
South-of-France flair meets casual West Coast style in this open-air dining room that’s equal parts elegant and easygoing
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
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
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install fiesta string lights to get the party started in Texas
Add wood stock details to a simple door for a handsome upgrade
Now's the time to fling open those doors and transform even a simple patio
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
Say oui! to a summer spent outdoors with salvage-style furniture and colorful vintage touches
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider
Set out a daybed, weather-resistant cushions, or one of our other finds, and in a short time you'll have the ultimate staycation escape.
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
Lay a beautiful brick patio with the help of This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
The experts at This Old House give pointers on picking the right surface to suit your patio's function, its surroundings, and your budget
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.
With varying colors, textures, and shapes, there's a paver for every landscape. Here are a few of our favorite looks
Whether you do it yourself or hire someone for the job, here's what has to happen
Create extra storage and work surface from garden accessories and sheet metal.
Renewing a worn concrete surface can be done without a jackhammer or bulldozer
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.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to build a simple entry-level deck.