Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Easy Outdoor Enhancements for Your Home

From laying a paver walk or drive to cleaning and staining a concrete patio or porch, this is a great time to get outside to enhance and improve your outdoor living space. Read on to find out more.
Completed stackable block retaining wall in front of house.

Building a DIY Block Retaining Wall

Building a stackable block retaining wall makes a great do-it-yourself project, though it does require a good bit of physical labor and some heavy lifting. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.

Exterior Upgrades

We’re exploring some easy exterior upgrades that can make a big difference on the curb appeal of your home, including cleaning and staining a wood deck, building a retaining wall, and replacing rotten wood with cellular PVC.

Green Thumb Curb Appeal, Part 2

In the second episode in our two-part Green Thumb Curb Appeal series, we gave new life to an old concrete patio by constructing a fire pit and adding wood lattice, building Adirondack chairs and tables to furnish it, and laid grass sod in the yard.

Green Thumb Curb Appeal, Part 1

We’re making some big changes to the yard of Homeowners Billy Kavula and Brenda Martens, including building a paver driveway and walkway and improving the look of an existing concrete patio by cleaning and staining it.

Fun with Fence Building

In this episode we’ll show you how to improve your backyard by building a wooden privacy fence and adding a DIY lattice trellis to hide an air conditioner unit. We’ll also add some ambiance to the yard by installing stone fire pit.
Using metal pipe and a screed board to even the sand base for a paver patio.

Paver Patio Sand Base Leveling Tip

Watch this video to find out how to level the sand base for a paver patio using metal pipes and a screed board.
Using polyurethane construction adhesive to secure dry stacked stones in place.

Dry-Stacking Tips for Creating Beautiful Paver Landscapes

Dry stone stacking is a great way to build everything from outdoor fireplaces and fire pits to planters and benches. Watch this video for some tips on how to go about it.
Completed paver patio and outdoor fireplace.

Backyard Makeover Improves Outdoor Living

See how we enhanced a tornado ravaged backyard by adding a paver patio, outdoor fireplace, and arbor bench to turn it into the perfect spot for outdoor relaxing and entertaining.