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13 Affordable Patio Ideas

The idea of spending time with loved ones in a freshly designed outdoor space is exciting, and a revamp could be just the refresh your outdoor area needs. Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to create a patio space you love. Below is a list of cheap patio ideas that will help you…

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Patio Calculator

This patio paver calculator can help you figure out how many stone, block or brick pavers and how much sand base you’ll need to build a patio. Plan ahead for your project to make sure you get the right amount of materials. On This Page Paver Paver Calculations Sand Base Calculations Example Calculation Common Brick…

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Best Types of Pavers

A well designed and built paver will invite you, your family, and your friends to hang out and make it an unforgettable night on the patio. It can also boost your home’s curb appeal, or make your pool deck the place to be. So when choosing the best type of paver, you should look for…

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Pavers vs. Concrete: What’s the Difference?

Left image: Photo: slobo / E+ / Getty Images Right image: Photo: jnnault / E+ / Getty Images You may be evaluating materials for your new patio or want to renovate your driveway for maximum curb appeal. If that’s the case, pavers and concrete are both dependable options. Concrete is more cost-effective, while pavers get…

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Outdoor Equipment & Furniture Installation – Assembly Service Costs

There are economical assembly services available to homeowners who struggle to DIY assemble furniture. The typical cost varies depending on the time of equipment. A grill only costs $45 on average while a shed might cost $400. While assembling outdoor features is not top-tier professional work, it can help you avoid the pitfalls of DIY,…

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2017 Top Deck Designs for Remodeling the Perfect Entertaining Space

A modern, renovated deck combines beauty and function to create the perfect entertaining space for family and friends. And for many families, being together means eating together. However, gone are the days of single purpose outdoor dining decks. The top deck designs of 2017 offer space for a plethora of activities, from hosting parties to…

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Flagstone Patio

Flagstone Patios: An Easy Sell

Some major home renovations can be frustrating, expensive, time-consuming, and, in the end, not give the best returns on your investment. However, something as simple as a flagstone patio can be reasonably-priced, add more resale value to a home than the construction costs, and will provide immediate enjoyment to the homeowner and his or her…

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Covered Patio

Primary Patio Pointers

A patio is an excellent space for all sorts of activities. Of course, a patio can be the perfect setting for a small outdoor gathering or an intimate fresh-air meal, but it can also be used for messy projects that simply don’t fly indoors like woodworking or children’s arts and crafts. Patio enclosures bring even…

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Pouring a Concrete Driveway or Walkway

Concrete is one of the most popular materials for driveways and walkways and for good reason. Concrete is durable and requires little maintenance. It also gives you a number of versatile and decorative options in appearance. Before you can hire a company to begin pouring your concrete, you’ll first need a plan. One of the…

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Fabric Awning

Awning Fabric: What Material Measures Up?

Awnings over windows and doors give a home’s exterior an extra touch of color and can also make it more energy efficient. On a deck, porch, or patio, an awning creates a perfect place to enjoy a summer afternoon by providing shade. Of the awning fabrics on the market, each has its good and bad…

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