Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How to Remove Mold From Deck in 3 Simple Steps

    Deck and patio season is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. Unfortunately, just like you and your family, deck mold likes to come out during the summer and spring months as well.

    By Jacob Hurwith Feb 10, 2016
  • Cedar Decking Costs & Benefits

    A cedar deck is the perfect addition to any home around the country as it not only adds usable square footage in the backyard, but an extra gathering place for family and friends.

    By Jacob Hurwith Feb 10, 2016
  • Patio Steps

    Patio steps are often the functional quick access point between the house’s tall patio structure and the backyard.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jan 19, 2016
  • 7 Patio Designs To Copy

    There are certain patios that amuse the average consumer and there are others that wow every guest and homeowner that stops by. While most of the patio designs below are not cheap, there are certain strategic and budget-friendly options you can incorporate into your own patio design.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jan 19, 2016
  • Slate Pavers Cost & Benefits

    Big yards and large swimming pools are terrific, but if you want to really make your backyard, patio, or landscape stand out, you should consider adding slate pavers.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 2, 2015
  • Ipe Wood Decking

    Those looking for a dark and durable type of deck should look no further than Ipe wood decking. In fact, Ipe is so durable, one can not drill holes in this strong Central American wood once it has been installed.

    By Jacob Hurwith May 29, 2015
  • Landscape Timbers: What You Need To Know

    Landscape timbers give every homeowner the ability to turn their eyesore exterior into a landscaping masterpiece. Landscape timbers presents a challenging DIY project, but one any determined landscaper can handle.

    By Jacob Hurwith May 6, 2015
  • Trex Decking Prices & Advantages

    Decks are terrific additions to any home but as is the case with many home additions, there are plenty of options to choose from. A popular choice among new deck owners is Trex decking.

    By Jacob Hurwith Feb 19, 2015
  • How To Build A Storage Shed

    We could all use extra space and a great way to add some storage without taking up valuable square footage within the home is by building an outdoor storage shed. Building a shed is a fun DIY project that any DIYer can accomplish.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jan 19, 2015
  • 3 Ways To Warm Up Your Outdoor Events

    As the seasons change, the temperature in your backyard can become uncomfortable for many a bundled up guests. In order to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round, there are a few ways to stay warm during the cold season.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Dec 26, 2014
  • Stamped Concrete Patio Cost

    Patios and decks can be made with a wide range of materials, the most popular of which are wood and concrete. Sadly, while traditional concrete pavers and wood patios are great for outdoor entertainment, they can both be expensive.

    By Jacob Hurwith Dec 9, 2014
  • Does Patio Furniture Need To Be Covered?

    You might be tempted to leave your patio furniture out on the deck, but it's best that you cover your furniture to protect it from the winter weather.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 16, 2014