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Outdoor Construction

Are you ready to take on a DIY project to enhance your yard? Learn how to repair a deck, install a gazebo, move a shed, create a poolside patio, and other outdoor construction projects.

  • Building a Deck

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    A deck is an amazing addition to any home. Just imagine being able to lounge comfortably outside, a book in one hand and a cool drink in the other, on a beautiful wooden deck. Not only is it a great place to relax or entertain, it will add to the overall value of your home....

  • Repairing a Deck

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Decks (or porches), just like anything else, wear down over time and need repairs. Thankfully, repairing a deck isn't nearly as complicated as building one. As long as it's still structurally sound overall, you should be able to get it looking and working like new. DECK...

  • Building an Outdoor Kitchen

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Building an outdoor kitchen is a big project and, depending on which features you choose to include, may require that you hire a number of different people for its construction. Still, if you're particularly handy, you may be able to undertake this entire project yourself....

  • Building a Playhouse

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Playing house is one of the staple games of childhood: determining who will play each family member role and then acting out (what seems like) everyday life. A playhouse can be a fantastic way to enhance this bit of make believe. Children often spend hours locked away in...

  • Building a Shed

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Need some extra storage space? Having a storage unit is one way to go, but a shed is your best option for those things you want to have on hand, but not in the house: for example a lawn mover, leaf blower, shovels, gardening tools, etc. If you want, you can pretty easily go to...

  • How to Build a Patio

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 1, 2014

    Homes with a patio create more livable space, provide a level surface to do your summer grilling and dining, and they cut down on yard work and require little maintenance. If your home doesn't have a patio, don't fret! Patios are generally easy to install and don't always require...

  • Tips for Choosing a Poolside Deck

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on June 8, 2015

    A backyard pool is a great way to spend your summer. If you don't have much space surrounding your pool for lounging, make pool time more enjoyable with a brand new poolside deck! Take a look at these tips for choosing the right decking materials for your pool and then go ahead...

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