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Retaining wall garden

Gardening Ideas: A Late-Season Success Story

Planning a garden late in the growing season generally means your plant choices are limited but if you’re particular and protective, you’ll be rewarded with a thriving garden in the spring. Last year, we built a deck expansion and planted a new garden to

Decorated deck

Outdoor Living: Decorating an Expanded Deck

Two weeks of construction, planting and affordable furnishing was all the time needed to turn this tiny deck into an inviting outdoor living area. An area perfect for…

Fountain patio

Outdoor Living: Splash Zone

Take a neglected patio from drab to fab with new furnishings, a surface upgrade and a cool fountain. Carved out of a steep backyard, this sand and gravel…

Backyard deck expansion

Outdoor Living: Expand a Tiny Deck

Expanding your deck and have some handy friends? This 12 x 12-foot addition is a surprisingly doable DIY. A new home usually calls for a refresh by painting…

Furnished pergola

Outdoor Living: Decorate a Backyard Room

We turned a neglected pergola into a sweet little hideaway shaded by an apple tree that’s a perfect spot to entertain or sit and watch kids play. The…

Enclosed patio

Outdoor Living: Create a Backyard Retreat

Flex your DIY skills and fashion an outdoor oasis this weekend. Paved floors, perky plantings and salvaged accents make for a pretty backyard getaway. Before, this small, neglected…

Blue bedroom makeover detail

DIY Ideas: Makeover Your Room

Everyone loves a good makeover. We do, too, which is why we’ve reimagined every room in our house plus those of friends and relatives. No matter what space…

Pallet bar set up for a party

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Pallet Bar

Shipping pallets serve as free framing materials for an eye-catching watering hole. See how simple and affordable it is to create a party-worthy outdoor pallet bar.   The…

Wicker bar in front of a brick wall and botanical wall mural

DIY Garden Ideas: Create an Outdoor Bar

Vintage-inspired bars make an outdoor happy hour even happier. You can create a backyard libation station from old furnishings or architectural salvage. Here are a few easy ideas….

Crystal chandelier detail

Garden DIY: Outdoor lighting

There are plenty of reasons to be in the garden after sundown, whether cozying up on a porch swing with a soft blanket in May or dancing barefoot on the dewy…

Deck overall

Outdoor Rooms: A Jazzy Deck Makeover

You’ll love what a comfy deck can do for your state of mind. Who can fret when surrounded by fresh, summery colors, plump cushions, and pink lemonade? With…

Arbor to backyard

Garden Tour: Creating Depth in a Small Garden

Classic charm keeps this New England coastal small garden in constant form. Hidden surprises, private spots, and plantings reveal the space with each step down the garden path….