Many people tend to focus on decorating and tidying up their house, often forgetting to care for their patio. This makes little sense to us because the doorway and patio is the first thing all your guests will see as they enter your house. So spruce your patio up by building a patio and walkway out of flagstone.
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a backyard patio. First, determine the location keeping in mind other buildings and landscape features. There should be a retaining wall around the patio so measure out all the different dimensions. Position a cap block at the highest center location. Then, use a level to transfer the patio height over the proposed location. You will then have to figure out how many blocks you need. When you calculate your digging depth, take into account your foundatio...
There are many different ways in which you can change the look of your outside space. One of the best options is creating a patio area that you and others are sure to use. Cement is a common theme, but if you want something more Earthy, then try creating a flagstone patio. Good luck and enjoy!
Stone patios offer you that perfect balance of beauty and function. They're super sturdy, strong, and can take quite the beating from rain, snow, and everyday wear and tear without getting marred. So if you're considering installing a stone patio in your front yard, save some money by doing it yourself.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add strength to a landscape patio wall. For reinforcement, users should insert metal pipes down through the wall. To do this, users will need a sledgehammer, 1/3" pipe and a large diameter pipe cutter. Determine the length of the pipe by adding 2 feet to the actual length of the wall. Cut the pipe to the length and insert the pipe down through a large diameter hole on the wall. Remove the surrounding blocks and use the sledgehammer to drive the pip...
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to step down or end your patio wall. This video is from www.allanblock.com. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer from the website. The instructions are on How-to sheet #160. The easiest way to create step down is to create corner blocks. Simply place corner blocks at the end of each course overlapping the block as the wall steps down. Finish the wall with wall caps. Once the wall caps are in place, you can ...
Remodeling your home or backyard can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-doing your patio you can use tile to decorate it your yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will learn how to create a sea turtle mural out of tile for your backyard patio.
Remodeling your home and patio can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-doing your backyard you can set the tile yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will learn how to set tile on an outside patio with tile spacers.
Planning on building a back patio? Numbers can be deceiving especially when you don't lay them out. This how to video explains how to best plan out a patio for your back yard this summer.
Learn how today's cutting edge landscape and garden designers are breathing life into patio spaces. Get some really great ideas on making your patio fun and functional and last a long time.
If you're putting out a new brick driveway or patio, watch this how-to video. There are a few pattern options available: stretcher, herringbone, basketweave, and stretcher with a header. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to pick a pavement pattern for a walkway, driveway, or patio.
To install a sliding patio or deck door, first decide a practical, aesthetically logical and structurally sound location for the entranceway. Do not locate a patio door closer than 4 feet from any corner, otherwise the solid-wood sheathing or metal bracing at the corners could be compromised. Also, plan ahead. We chose the door's location in part because it allowed the option of later adding a bathroom at the corner of the adjacent wall. For a step-by-step at the installation process, take a ...
Decks and patios are a major source of America's entertainment and relaxing enjoyment, but they can be hot in the summer sun. They can actually be dangerous if they reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays. And running your grill during a rainstorm that arrives the same time as your guests can be a real frustration. One answer is a sunroof over your patio or deck. If designed properly, a sunroof can cut the summer sun, but still allow winter sun rays to warm the house. The sunroof shown is a typica...
Even if the purported benefits of feng shui don't interest you, this art of thoughtfully arranging your home will at least add a little style to the interior. Learn how to use feng shui to boost your paycheck and attract helpful friends, or just redo a patio by watching this video interior design tutorial.
If you feel tht your porch or patio is a bit too bland for your taste, putting a planter box outside is a smart idea. But if you don't like anything that you see at the store or don't want to pay an arm and a leg to buy one, then make it yourself.
In this DIY guide from the folks at the Home Depot, we learn how to prepare a patio set for painting. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the technique in about a minute. For all of the details, take a look.
Do your deck and patio need cleaning? Watch this instructional video for easy-to-follow steps to wash away dirt and debris from Good Housekeeping.
This video illustrate us how to build a patio seating wall or wall panel. Here are the following steps:
Do you have a stubborn sliding door? Does it stick or get off track often? Learn how to fix your sliding door problem with help from this video which teaches how to repair and adjust a sliding patio door for smooth operation.
Eric shares his latest Garden Smart Tip and Ideas. A wonderful addition to your patio garden would be an ornamental fruit tree. Eric shows us a beautiful example of a 'Moro' orange. It's a fantastic tree in a container. There is a lot of flexibility that you have with fruit trees in containers. You can move them around to sunny spots on the patio. In the wintertime you can move them indoors for protection. These trees have great ornamental value plus they have the added benefit of providing a...
In this how to video, you will learn how to build a patio enclosure with seating walls. You will need measuring tape, a level, a dead blow hammer, a square, masking tape, safety glasses, and work gloves. You will need the courtyard collection as well. First, draw out a plan for the enclosure. Mark the locations of the posts and panels with tape. Openings should be three to four feet wide. Start building walls at posts. Adjustments must be made at corners. Start by placing four corner blocks. ...
You don’t need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps.
Check out this instructional RV video that demonstrates how to use the patio awning on your recreational vehicle. Check on these routinely: the lift handle (make sure that the spring is working correctly), and a knob on the back that loosens up the inner arm, and the locking mechanism (which is located on both the front and back arm). Go ahead and open up the awning by taking your awning rod and reach up to the top and unlock it which is always located on the front and none in the back. Then ...
When there isn't space in a garden for favorite plants, they can be planted in containers and placed on a patio or deck. This how-to clip provides instructions for how to plant a beautiful and functional container garden.
In our yards where we have brick, stone or pebbles, even mulched areas weeds are constantly growing, creating a nuisance. A weed killer is often used but the results are temporary. This season there are some new products available, these products kill weeds for one whole season. It is a combination of very fast killing ingredients and some that last for a long time. It keeps your patio areas weed free for a year.
Enter your kitchen and bring your laptop, cause you're going to learn how to cook some delicious halibut fish! Watch and learn how to prepare your halibut, including an odd (but yummy) nut crust (in this case, almonds). Then, move out to the patio and heat up the grill to cook the halibut to the perfect temperature atop that cedar wood plank.
If you've recently had someone or finished installing a paver pation in your front or backyard, the job may not be over. To make sure you get the job done right, you're going to have to add something that will make sure the paver will stand for a long time and will look good as well.
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish an Andersen Door Handle using Simichrome. In this demonstration we use Simichrome to polish an Andersen Perma-Shield Frenchwood hinged patio door’s brass entrance handle. The tutorial includes a detailed work instructions and best practices.
Need an outdoor patio table or perhaps a decorative indoor table for a child's room? Thanks to this video from Lowe's, learn how to build a custom table and attach legs that would be perfect for a child's or toddler's room. Give your home décor a little boost with this creative idea from Lowe's!
Remodeling your home or backyard can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-tiling your patio steps you can grout them yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video you will learn how to grout your newly tiled backyard steps.
This tutorial video will show you how to select quality flagstone. Flagstone is usually flat stone used for patios and exterior work on houses.
Watch this video from the Concrete Network to learn how to use the turbo roller tool to apply concrete overlays & toppings to patios, walkways & floors.
Professor of RVing shows you how to change a light bulb on the patio lighting section of an RV or motorhome.
If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick cutter, which is a serious tool in itself. After that you'll be framing out the door, shimming it up, and installing the door. Go for it!
A gas-powered edger will give your lawn a finished professional look with a well-manicured appearance, without taking a lot of time or effort. An edger helps cut away weeds and grass that grows over sidewalks, patios, driveways and curbs. Plus it can get nice sharp looking edges for garden beds, pathways and roads to give your lawn a professional look. Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, gives helpful tips on how to use a power edger.
Instructions for building wall panels and posts using Alan Block materials. This is How-to Sheet #190, for the Courtyard Collection. Combine walls and posts in a three step process: build a post, build one wall off the post, then build a second wall off the first. Corner blocks help make perfect corners, and have one long and one short side. Offset the vertical seems by alternating. Blocks used for the wall include Dublin center-split, Dublin end-split, and York center-split. You will need to...
Topiaries are no longer just speciality plants. They have become very popular and are showing up in garden centers and nurseries across the country. Topiaries have been used for thousands of years, in places like Babylon and England. Today we take the mystery out of topiaries and discuss pruning trees and shrubs to look like geometric forms. As well we talk about designing topiaries, selecting the trees and shrubs and maintaining them to look their best and show you how to create small topiar...
Having a patio party this Fourth of July? Kick off Independence Day with a celebratory drink in hand by mixing yourself and your guests this strawberry creamsicle martini.
If you enjoy spending time outside, but can't stand being in the sun for too long, you have a bit of a problem. Buying patio furniture or an umbrella is a good idea, but it can be a pain lugging it around, especially if it's not weatherproof. Another great option is creating a shade cloth.
In this tutorial, we learn how to properly build a firepit. First, prep your base by filling it with dirt and small rocks. After this, set your ring down onto the dirt and make sure it's level. You can also raise it up if you want a foot rest or beverage holder. Next, apply your stone around the ring and then mortar it. Make sure all the pieces of stone fit nice and tight together. After you've done this, lock in all the joints on the stone patio by using sand and brushing it into the middle....