Articles in: Patio Style Challenge

A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

 

Here’s a yard drainage solution that looks great. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile designed it for the side of her home in Tuscon, Arizona. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

This yard drainage project is in a desert setting, but it could work wonderfully in other regions, too. The basic principles of this yard drainage “river bed” lined with stones apply where ever you need to drain water efficiently from your yard.

 

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Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

Posted by: on August 13th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog  Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look.

This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

Here is her easy tutorial for the outdoor curtains and pipe curtain rod. Caitlin also shows how she the nautical tie backs from rope.

 

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How to Install String Lights on a Porch

Posted by: on August 12th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install String Lights

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile. She wanted to enjoy the romantic glow of string lights on her newly decorated back porch. Here she shows us how she decorated her porch with string lights in a sturdy and very attractive way.

 

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Posted by: on August 11th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial showing how to install a ceiling fan. 

 

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The Artificial Grass is Always Greener on a Deck

Posted by: on May 15th, 2015 | 6 Comments

Outdoor Decor with Artificial Grass

Artificial grass turned out to be the solution when Kristin Jackson unexpectedly needed to refinish her deck. Not only did it turn out to be an easy, low maintenance way to cover the deck floor, but it also turned out to be a lush, green, barefoot-friendly way to enhance her outdoor decor.

Of course, as the talent behind the very popular DIY and decor blog The Hunted Interior, Kristin knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. She was one of the first participants in our Patio Style Challenge series with her amazing deck makeover. After a minor incident that erased some of the work she did on the deck, she’s back for a bit of a refresh. It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux.  

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Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Posted by: on May 14th, 2015 | 23 Comments

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added color and textures, in one of the easiest ways to upgrade an outdoor space there is.   

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An Easy Patio Update With Vivid, Carribean-Inspired Color

Posted by: on May 13th, 2015 | 6 Comments

An Easy Patio Update With Vivid, Carribean-Inspired Color

We loved the zen-inspired patio Camille Simmons styled for our Patio Style Challenge series. But Camille, who’s the talent behind the blog Planning Pretty, insists that something was missing and it was time for an easy patio update.

We’re not going to argue with a talented DIYer the likes of Camille, so… sure! Let’s do a patio update. We were excited to see how she could improve on the comfortable and peaceful outdoor space she designed for her (very fortunate) brother. It’s a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

Turns out her patio update really was easy, as you’re about to see. It mostly involved some spray paint a few simple items for the potting table-turned-outdoor buffet. The patio is still a lovely, peaceful spot, but with color.

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Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

Posted by: on May 12th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

With a growing family and extra outdoor living space, it was time for Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach to embark on a patio makeover.

We loved the Southern charm of her front porch decor from her previous Patio Style Challenge. She’s moved to a new home, with more outdoor space, and she’s back to show us how she’s reused the patio furniture from before on her new backyard deck. 

For this patio makeover– a Patio Style Challenge Redux– she’s added plenty of potted plants and flowers for color and texture, and gives us her tips on how best to display them. 

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Corner Bench and Flowers Add Charm to Patio

Posted by: on May 11th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Corner Bench and Flowers Add Charm to Patio

The new corner bench is the star of this patio. Gloria Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It! built it on her patio to give the space extra seating and a more welcoming environment. The flower planter that she included in the corner bench design certainly added to the appeal. Of course, the added corner bench seating also gives her more opportunities for her excellent patio decorating ideas.

This is Gloribel’s second Patio Style Challenge for The Home Depot Blog. Previously, she showed us how to make the most out of a very small apartment balcony, but now, she’s working with a larger outdoor design canvas in her new home. 

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Build a Paver Patio for a Backyard Upgrade

Posted by: on May 8th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Build a Paver Patio for a Backyard Upgrade

In her previous, renter-friendly backyard upgrade, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach made excellent use of a couple of under appreciated materials: gravel and pavers. She’s back for another backyard project in our Patio Style Challenge series, and this time she puts pavers and gravel to use in building a paver patio.

To be sure, you’ll also see plenty of Caitlin’s talent for outdoor decorating. But the gravel and paver patio is the star of this show. It’s was a very cost effective way for Caitlin to expand her outdoor living space, plus she solved some annoying drainage problems in her backyard.

And best of all, it looks terrific.

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