Search Result for decking — 23 articles

DIY Landscape Lighting

Posted by: on August 19th, 2014 | One Comment

There’s nothing better for adding an elegant, magical ambiance to your back yard or deck than outdoor lighting. It’s great, too, for enhancing curb appeal in the front of your house. Landscape lighting increases your home security, too. Installing your own DIY landscape lighting is pretty easy, too. DIY blogger Robin Gay of All Things Heart [...]

An Amazing Kids’ Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed

Posted by: on August 1st, 2014 | 28 Comments

  Here’s a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling. You know the story– a homely little duckling matures into a beautiful swan. In this case a rather unattractive old tool shed is transformed into an absolutely magical playhouse that would be the dream of [...]

Tips and Ideas on How To Build a Floating Deck

Posted by: on May 9th, 2014 | 13 Comments

Perhaps the most striking feature of Kristin Jackson’s recent backyard makeover is the island deck– or floating deck– she and her husband built. It’s a pleasant, shady spot in her backyard that incorporates the trees in its design. Kristin is an interior designer and author of the design and DIY blog The Hunted Interior, so [...]

Inspired: Patio Decorating Ideas

Posted by: on March 12th, 2014 | One Comment

No matter the size of your space, you can set up a great outdoor lounging or entertaining area with just a few accents. Here are a few patio decorating ideas to inspire you to get outside! Adirondack Chairs If you’re sprucing up a smaller space, Adirondack chairs are a great solution for a relaxed and laid back [...]

Refresh Your Deck With New Post Caps

Posted by: on July 16th, 2013 | 2 Comments

  Give your backyard deck a quick, inexpensive refresh before your next outdoor party or family gathering by simply adding or changing out the post caps. You’ll not only dress up your deck, but also enhance the look of your entire outdoor space. In this short video you will see just a sampling of the wide [...]

Places: A Floating Deck

Posted by: on July 10th, 2013 | 2 Comments

  Having a nice deck conveniently located just off the kitchen or living room is ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation. And who wouldn’t want to walk right out onto a deck from the bedroom to enjoy morning coffee and the newspaper? But if the design of your home won’t allow for the addition of a [...]

How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Wall

Posted by: on June 14th, 2013 | 3 Comments

  This stylish divider provides a little privacy on your platform deck while letting the breeze through. We have step-by-step instructions for the DIY outdoor privacy wall project. You can also download printable instructions.

Tips and Supplies for Cooking Outdoors

Posted by: on June 6th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Summer activities that include food cooked on the grill make for some of the best memories — and satisfied taste buds. It doesn’t matter whether you’re gathered around a gas or charcoal grill or an open campfire. The good times really get going when it’s time to eat. Even though it’s a familiar tradition, there [...]

A Charming Courtyard: Small Backyard Ideas by Hannah of Maple + Shade

Posted by: on May 3rd, 2013 | 5 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. As a talented designer, we knew Hannah Maple would come up with some terrific small backyard ideas for this year’s Patio Style [...]

Places: Colorful Deck Ideas

Posted by: on March 20th, 2013 | One Comment

  Lately we’ve been so enamored with smartly decorated screened-in porches and beautifully painted floors, we’ve hardly had time to notice all the colorful deck ideas people are starting to explore. As the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living spaces continues to fade, many homeowners are taking a much brighter and bolder approach to their [...]