Archive for DIY Projects

Many of the garden decor options available at big-box stores fit the same design aesthetic – a lot of wrought iron, brick, painted wood and bright florals. An outdoor space for your home should really be an extension of your indoor living space, and if your indoor design tastes don’t match the limited items available at […]

Although the recent rainy weather could lead you to believe otherwise, summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time of year to get on with some DIY and home and garden improvements. If you’ve been putting off building that garden shed because you couldn’t be bothered to lay solid foundations, now is […]

Looking for a way to spruce up the outside of your home this year without spending a fortune?  There are a number of outdoor home repair and remodeling projects that you can tackle on your own that won’t cost you an arm and a leg but will make a big difference in the way your […]

Outdoor carpet tiles have many uses around the exterior of your home, and can be equally at home in some indoor spaces as well. Outdoor carpet tiles can be installed anywhere from around a pool deck or on a covered patio to within a garage or outdoor gazebo. You can also install outdoor carpet tiles […]

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up your backyard or garden, installing some cheap paving slabs on your own may be just the way to go. If you can find some cheap paving slabs for sale, you can easily turn an open area into an interesting patio or sitting area, or you […]

There are numerous uses for indoor outdoor carpet.  As the name implies, this type of carpeting can be used indoors or outdoors.  Primarily, however, indoor outdoor carpet is used in an exterior setting due to the fact that it is made to withstand conditions that are not often found indoors (like contact with moisture and […]

For those looking to maximize their living space and make the most of enjoying the outdoors from within, a lean to conservatory can be the answer.  Lean to conservatories are named as such because they in essence “lean” against the side of the house.  The style of these structures was initially derived from greenhouses that […]

The old adage “good things come in small packages” is very apt when speaking of protecting your home from damages. Minor details, often overlooked, are usually the ones that provide the greatest payoff in the future. This is certainly the case with gutters. A guttering system includes the trough-like attachments found on the edge of […]

Aside from plants, patio paving is one of the most important elements that can set the mood and rhythm of your outdoor design. There are many materials that can be used in paving your patio. Among them are bricks, natural stone, concrete and concrete blocks, manufactured patio pavers, patio slabs, and more. Each has its […]

If you have redwood outdoor furniture, sooner or later you’re going to have to make a decision about whether to do a diy home repair project or replace a damaged or broken piece.  There are several factors you must take into consideration before you make that call.  Redwood is a very beautiful and durable wood, […]

Do you want the landscaping in the front and back of your home to look as if you have put an immense amount of effort into it, without actually having to do much work?  This is completely understandable, as being able to have an awesome landscape without having to put so much time and effort […]

Outdoor wooden playhouses are every child’s dream.  Back in your childhood days, you might have found yourself wishing for such a sanctuary – a secret place that you could call your own.  If you had an outdoor wooden playhouse, you probably remember that the day your father (or mother!) succeeded in building your fortress was […]

It is true that for centuries, mankind has called the fireplace a home.  Nowadays, folks just love the warmth and the ambiance that the hearth gives, and they often want to bring it outside their homes.  There’s a plethora of ready-made outdoor fire pit designs available today for purchase, but building your own brings more […]

Are you tired of seeing the same old garden pots used in every single garden in your neighborhood?  Well, if so, you are not alone.  After all, who wants to be just like everybody else and have the same thing as the people next door in their front yard, backyard or garden?  If you are […]

In our modern current economic climate, making any significant purchases requires a lot of forethought and consideration.  As a result, many are trying to find ways to reduce their costs for various home-related projects, not the least of which includes housing their vehicles.  A unit like a carport is a less expensive option than building […]

Categories : DIY Projects, Garages

Driveway lights are an excellent way of lighting up your property and making it easier to navigate up and down your driveway so you don’t run into any unwanted objects.  Adding lights can also help to make your driveway much more decorative, especially if you put the lights in the right places.  Installing driveway lighting […]

Have you been noticing the various things that your neighbors are placing in their yards at different times of the year?  There are numerous types of art found on many lawns these days, including those made from wood, metal, copper, and other materials.  Wood yard art is very popular and is a great way to […]

Once the decision to install an outdoor fireplace has been made, the first question is always whether it should be a portable model or a built-in one.  Naturally, built-in fireplaces require a significantly larger investment, but on the other hand, they offer far more freedom in choosing between different styles and designs.  If you decide […]

All homes, big or small, benefit from some outdoor space.  But if you only have a small patch of grass or a walled concrete space just big enough to park your car, don’t despair.  With some clever ideas you can turn even the smallest area of outdoor space into a relaxing retreat in which to […]

Let’s agree that some gardeners have a thing for mixing the garden up.  They know how to plant the pansies and the hydrangea, but they don’t shy away from the exotic plants either.  These are the gardeners who like garden statues – who know that a good garden statue can set off the surrounding greenery […]