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

  • How To Enjoy The End Of Summer

    There are easy ways to make the most of the final weeks of summer. Whether it’s taking advantage of a nice day in your pool, lounging in a hot tub, reading a good book or even hosting a Sunday morning tailgate, there are dozens of ways to enjoy what’s left of summer.

    By Jacob Hurwith Oct 3, 2014
  • How Much Does It Cost To Build A Deck?

    Gorgeous and shiny decks give homeowners a reason to congregate outside, get together with family and knock back a beer or two. Decks are the perfect compliment to any summer or fall activity.

    By Jacob Hurwith Sep 25, 2014
  • How To Install Brick Patio Pavers

    No matter how large or small you want your future patio to be, the everyday homeowner can build their own brick patio. As long as you have a step-by-step guide helping you along the way, any homeowner can build a brick patio with pavers.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 24, 2014
  • How To Build A Gazebo

    When you feel like your backyard is missing something, more often than, it’s a beautiful and functional addition that can make all the difference. Outdoor gazebos are the perfect solution and while the project is certainly no walk in the park, it can be done yourself.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 10, 2014
  • Why You Should Add An Outdoor Gazebo This Summer

    While patios and decks are certainly the most common backyard structures, gazebos can offer the best of both worlds (and a little extra).

    By Jacob Hurwith May 15, 2014
  • Plastic Wood for Decks

    Thinking about building your deck from plastic wood instead of real wood? Here are some facts about plastic wood to take into account before you go to build the deck.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 15, 2014
  • Patio Door Replacement and Installation

    If you have a deck or patio, chances are there’s more than an ordinary door connecting your outdoor space with the inside of your home. In contrast to the traditional porch, decks and patios are real living spaces that extend both the form and function of your home’s interior.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • Should I Seal My Deck?

    Should you apply sealer to a wooden deck? The answer is that it depends on the type of wood. Redwood and cedar do not need it because they are so naturally rot-resistant.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 14, 2014
  • DIY Tips For How To Build A Redwood Deck

    If the fronts of houses are more public and formal, the backs are decidedly private and informal, which explains why backyard decks are so popular in an age of instant access and crowded commutes.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 9, 2014
  • Best Wood For Decks

    There are a lot of different types of wood out there to create a deck from. However, some of the more common types used by homeowners include five popular ones that are seen in decks across the country.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 7, 2014
  • Brick Patio Or Wood Deck

    Picking whether to build a brick patio or wood decks depends on the finished look you want in your yard.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 7, 2014
  • 7 Small Patio Ideas For Creating The Ultimate Urban Oasis

    Although your city condo may only have a tiny patio, you can still transform the space into an urban oasis. Below are seven design ideas that will help you make the most of your small patio.

    By Alyson Yu Apr 25, 2014