When spring arrives, you should be ready to enjoy it, in comfort and style, from your very own patio. Whether you’re breaking in a brand new patio set, or upgrading the look of your existing one, this season you can find outdoor furniture and accessories in an exciting range of styles, colors and materials to create a completely unique look for your patio.
Allow us to show you just a few of the options you’ll have to choose from to enhance the outlook from your patio.
Image of Hemingway’s Studio via The Art of Manliness
It’s been at least 10,000 years since men purportedly lived in caves, and no man should live that way today. But the idea of having a man cave – a place to escape when you want to think, play, work, create, hangout or do whatever – is one that many of us still crave.
Sam Martin, the author of ManSpace: A Primal Guide To Marking Your Territory, believes the true beauty of a manspace is that it is yours to define, control and inhabit as you like (though, in certain real-life situations, getting two-out-of-three of these should be considered a win). And, whether you have full run of the entire house, share a space with family or others, or only have control of one corner, he highly recommends men find a space, one that reflects what they love and who they are, and get into it.
Spring is the perfect time to get your garden ready for the upcoming growing season by applying mulch. Topping the soil surface off with this protective blanket will promote healthy plant and flower growth, as well as save you time and energy later on.
A: A BTU, or British Thermal Unit, measures the amount of heat a grill can give off. A grill with the highest BTUs may seem like the best at first glance — it can get the hottest, right? — but that is not necessarily the case. Many grill aficionados say that BTUs are oversold.
When you are purchasing a grill, compare the BTUs to the size of the useable cooking surface. Look for 100 BTUs per square inch of cooking space. The more BTUs a model has, the faster it will burn up your fuel, so it is wise to only go for a grill with the amount of BTUs you need to get the job done.
Look, too, for a grill with a relatively heavy grate (to hold heat) and a tight fitting lid (to hold heat in). A light weight grate and thin materials for the unit might require more BTUs… and more fuel.
Grilling Tips is for all you grill fanatics out there. Whether you swear by propane, charcoal or gas, our BBQ tips have you covered.
Get your grill questions answered at our Community Forums
Get ready to fire up your grill for picnics, family reunions or family dinners. Here are a few recent grill questions our Home Depot associates fielded on our Community Forums. In this week’s From the Forum Friday we learn how to build a fire pit, how to replace a gas grill burner and more.
Wallpaper has an unduly bad rep — inviting images of your grandma’s ancient, wall-to-wall floral patterns from back in the day (with the matching wallpaper borders).
Modern wallpaper is all about rolling in the deep with style–having an infinite choice of vivid colors, bold patterns and unimaginable textures to create interior accents, focal points or to transform the look of an entire room. And, installing and removing wallpaper is now much easier than ever.
What is wallpaper? Wallpaper started out as a type of paper material used to decorate the interior walls of homes, offices and other commercial buildings. Originally, each roll was painstakingly hand-painted to adorn the wall of some king or wealthy nobleman, and later it was printed by various methods until the advent of the printing press made wallpaper accessible to most households [Wallpaper Installer].
The wallpaper used today consists of a backing, ground coat, applied ink, and sometimes paste on the backing used to adhere the paper to the wall [Made How].
If your garage is jam packed but you still need some space to store all of your garden tools and power equipment in preparation for your outdoor home improvement projects, then consider building a shed for additional storage.
ChrisFixIt, a Home Depot expert associate, and Bill from Handy Home give you a visual tutorial on how to build a shed from a pre-cut storage shed kit. Putting together shed kits are probably easier than you think! All of the screws and nails come with the kit and the only major tools you’ll need are nailers and a saw. Watch this video as these experts walk you through all the steps from laying the foundation to putting in the finishing touch windows.
You can find a variety of shed kits on homedepot.com as well as more advice on how to put them together by asking any one of our expert associates at the Home Depot How-To Community Forums.
The Home Depot is a terrific source for expert advice on any home improvement project you can think of. And since every Home Depot store has a team of our Certified Nursery Consultants on hand, we’re ready to give you the best gardening advice you can find.
Take a look at this video by Home Depot associate Travis (aka LawnRanger) to see how a visit to your local Home Depot’s Garden Center can make your garden greener than ever.
And we make sure there are always Certified Nursery Consultants on duty in our Lawn and Garden Centers ready to talk with you about your gardening plans or answer your questions.
Our Certified Nursery Consultants are ready to help you online, too. You can ask your gardening questions on our online How-To Community Forums. Just pick a login name and password, and you’re ready to start posting questions on gardening, lawn care and just about any home improvement topic you can think of.
Our associates (the guys and gals in the orange aprons) really know what they’re doing when it comes to just about any DIY project, and they are pleased to offer how-to instructions, buying recommendations, and even some friendly encouragement on all of your home improvement projects. When it comes to gardening and lawn care projects, we have everything you need, from potting soil and fertilizer to lawn mowers and composters… and expert gardening advice, too.
Spring is the time for DIY garden projects. Here’s a video that will take you through the steps to create a garden walking path. In this case, we’ll use mulch or pebbles to create the path, which makes it what you might call a soft path.
We’ve written the instructions for you, too. Be sure to check out the “inspirations” we’ve provided below to make your garden path even more beautiful.
The Home Depot is a creative person’s dream — aisles and aisles of raw materials just waiting to be put to use in a DIY project or craft. In fact, many of our customers find interesting and unexpected ways to use these raw materials. Floor tiles as a pizza stone, pegboard as a vase for flowers, and even a copper pipe coupling as a napkin ring? The possibilities are endless for repurposed crafts when you have thousands of square feet of lumber, metal and paint to work with.
Here’s another way to repurpose a common item found at The Home Depot — PVC pipe.