Combining the practicality of a table with the magic of a fire, a fire pit table makes for a perfect backyard addition. Find the best one with our top recommendations.
Host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva install Brookside Elementary School’s new library, with the help of several of the school children.
Chicken coops provide a safe, comfortable place for your chickens to live. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best chicken coops 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.
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.
Living luxuriously among the leaves has never been so accessible. Check out these amazing treehouses from around the world.
From lightweight metal bowls that set up anywhere to fixed masonry wells that are a gather-round feature on a patio or a patch of grass, fire pits extend the outdoor-living season in style. Here’s how to choose one for your own space.
Transform an ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living room that adds value and comfort to your home year-round
Are you battling leaves and debris outdoors? Discover the 10 best tools to make your yard beautiful this autumn in our guide to fall cleanup.
As the fall season begins, there are a few maintenance tasks to pay attention to around the house. Here are six ways to prepare your yard and home for the cooler season.
These 7 features will transform a plain stretch of lawn into a lush landscape you'll really use and enjoy
We've seen quite a few chicken coops in our day. These blogger projects stand the test of time as some of our favorite designs.
Everything you need to know about installing and maintaining water features in your yard.
Summertime is upon us, which means longer days and extended weekends, outdoor barbeques, s’mores around the bonfire, relaxing with friends and family on the patio—and, did we mention the best part? Finally being able to work on projects outside!
Terraced areas and added plantings that go with the flow in a welcoming family retreat
Turn a ho-hum lawn into a hub of activity with a sport court for horseshoes, croquet, or bocce. This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows you how
Read on to learn how to make an level excavation that's fit for a footing, even on sloping ground.
Here are a handful of ways to create a more beautiful and relaxing outdoor space.
TOH's Team Saturday shows you how to entertain friends with a yard-size version of this ball-drop game, made from wire fencing and plant stakes.
Entertain your guests with this game of wood rungs that catch golf ball bolas.
Even if you don’t live in an area where fallen leaves are common, a blower can help you keep your yard free of other debris. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best leaf blowers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
Sculptural shrubs, verdant groundcovers, and dappled sunlight create the magic in this canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles.
This wheeled cooking companion will stand ready to assist the master of the backyard barbecue. Read on to see the steps for building a rolling grill cart.
A homeowner selects foundation plantings that include edible varieties for both people and wildlife.
While deployed 7,500 miles from home, this reader designed his dream backyard on paper, then spent months building it.
Create an everyday relaxation zone with these unique ways to add outdoor seating to your yard.
Learn how to make your own backyard soccer goal with these easy instructions for parents and kids.
Blast into space using PVC piping in this easy DIY project that adults and kids can complete together.
Use cedar lumber and a doweling jig to create an outdoor piece that can handle its share of liquor.