Concrete offers an inexpensive alternative to traditional flooring materials
Build a Patio with Decorative Concrete
My mom wanted a patio. She wanted a nice, shady place beside her house to relax, read, sip lemonade and host the occasional barbecue. This meant Dad and I had a new project on our hands. The ground next to the house—the proposed patio location—sloped toward the rear of the yard. A sloped patio meant spilt drinks, toppling chairs […]
Yards are like people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Some folks are fit, others are flabby. Some yards are flat, others are hilly or sloped. And, like people, some yards could use a little work. When necessary to create a level surface on a slope, building a retaining wall has been the answer for thousands of years. […]
Brick patios, walks and garden terraces are some of the easiest-to-build home projects. They not only create a pleasurable outdoor space, but also add to the value of your home. The work, however, is fairly strenuous and the construction is permanent, so it’s important to thoroughly plan the project before you begin. You don’t want to tear up a brick […]
Build a simple firepit in a weekend and add ambience to your backyard. Find inspiration here, and then follow our step-by-step guidelines to create your own cozy outdoor retreat, where your guests can enjoy nightly tall tales, ghost stories, or sing-alongs. Good to Know If you need a portable solution, Lowe’s carries a variety of freestanding fire bowls […]
My old college roommate is the type of guy who gets all the luck. I mean, if he slipped and fell, he’d probably land in a big pile of money. He was given a limited-edition Corvette as a graduation present, landed a well-paying job straight out of college and was settled into a nice, suburban home while most of his […]
Using Lumberjack Tools tenon cutters, we make tables from available logs and it only takes an afternoon to build two rustic tables that are ready for finishing
Create an outdoor kitchen for your next neighborhood get-together.
From backyard kitchens to outdoor entertainment centers, more homeowners are designing elaborate exterior living spaces that rival traditional living rooms.