Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

4 DIY Ideas for Creating a Patio on a Budget

The official start of summer is just around the corner. If your outdoor space isn't quite ready for entertaining, we have four ways you can punch up your patio on a budget.
Smoothing cement with trowel

12 Tips to Buying Concrete that will Increase Your Projects Success

Whether a project is small -- like steps -- or larger in scope like a patio, figuring how much concrete you need is done the same way.
Sealing concrete

Importance of Sealing Concrete and Masonry Surfaces

Concrete and masonry surfaces are great because they're so durable. But, if you want to keep them looking good, they need to be sealed.
Behr Granite Grip can

Behr Granite Grip Concrete Floor Coating

Behr Premium Granite Grip is a decorative, slip-resistant concrete floor coating. Watch the video to learn more.
Pouring concrete in the form for a concrete countertop.

How to Make a DIY Concrete Countertop

Watch this video to find out how to make a concrete countertop for your home or yard, including constructing the form, choosing the right materials, and pouring the concrete.
Wood deck with shade arbor pergola and concrete patio on back of brick house.

Repairing a Wood Deck and Building a Pergola Shade Arbor

See how we repaired a deteriorating wooden deck, cleaned and stained a concrete patio, and built a pergola over it to provide much needed shade. Watch this video to find out more.
Tiled entrance to stone house.

Installing Tile Outside on a Concrete Porch or Patio

Watch this video for tips on how to lay tile outdoors on a concrete porch or patio, including the right kind of tile, waterproofer, mortar adhesive, and grout to use.
Allen Lyle standing in front of outdoor paver fireplace.

Tips for Making a Backyard Patio Paradise

Find tips on building a paver patio, scoring and staining a concrete slab patio, and choosing a lawn mower for your yard. Watch this video to find out more.
Family entertaining on DIY paver patio.

Create Your Own DIY Backyard Patio Paradise

With summer almost here, homeowners everywhere are getting ready for outdoor entertaining. If your patio is closer to purgatory than paradise, read on for some easy DIY ideas to improve the look of your patio and get your lawn in shape for summer.