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What to do with this space?
Claire Claire Answered on Oct 05, 2023

Removed a 27 ft above ground pool (not replacing it) and now need suggestions on what to do with this deck, it's attached to a larger deck that is attached to the hou... See more

What do you do when you have an empty large space over your garage?
Mags Mags Answered on Oct 05, 2023

I have vinyl siding on my house and over the garage doors there is all empty space which faces the road. There is no curb appeal on the outside of my house..any idea... See more

How can I make an enclosed/fenced dog run off of my back porch?
Wendy Pringle Wendy Pringle Answered on Sep 29, 2023

We have 3 dogs full time, and 2 grand dogs that visit. I'd like to have a place that could have some run space, but more importantly keeping their doo doo to a conta... See more

What could we do about our outdoor carpet? Our patio is so windy!
Cheri HAYES Cheri HAYES Answered on Sep 25, 2023

We live in the high desert and afternoons can have 15+ MPH winds. The carpet is 8X10 and the wind get under the edge, even with heavy patio chairs and lifts up & even... See more

How do i get rid ofthese green spots and paint the wall so they dont ?
Marie-Reine Gallant Marie-Reine Gallant Answered on Sep 21, 2023

The wall outside my basement looks horrible and I want to paint it and make it look better. What do I do?

What color outdoor umbrella do you recommend?
Tina Commisso Barbato Tina Commisso Barbato Answered on Aug 26, 2023

I bought a wicker sectional with navy blue cushions for my back patio that has unground pool. it will sit in the corner of my pool area with 2 wicker lounge chairs on... See more

How do I fix a floating wooden bench to a outside breeze/block wall?
Robert Robert Answered on Aug 25, 2023

We have just done decking in our garden,and we would like to fit some permanent seating around the outside edges and attach them 2 breeze/concrete/aerated block walls... See more

Is there something I can spray to weatherproof a new patio umbrella?
Susan Susan Answered on Aug 13, 2023

I want to protect a new (cheap) polyester-type patio umbrella from fading, stains, etc. Can I spray it with Scotch guard or something like it to protect it, or will i... See more

What can I use to extend my patio umbrella poles?
Jim Jim Answered on Aug 13, 2023

I need to make my patio umbrellas about 16" taller. They are sitting in recessed recievers around the pool so they sit low... I have hit my eye on the umbrella spines... See more

What can I use to cover up cracked concrete on my patio?
L Brown L Brown Answered on Aug 13, 2023

My concrete patio has several sever cracks with some areas sinking about 1/4" of an inch. I don't have the money to have it taken out and replaced so I am looking fo... See more

What can I do about sunken pavers that flood when it rains?
Sherrie Sherrie Answered on Jul 28, 2023

Outside of my screen porch is an area of pavers that tend to flood when it rains. It has only gotten worse in the two years since I bought the house.

How can I stabilize a cantilever umbrella shade?
Bren Bren Answered on Jul 21, 2023

I have a cantilever umbrella that sways even in the slightest breeze. Is there any way to stabilize the shade so it doesn't flop around in the wind? Any help is great... See more

What can I do about gaps in my deck railing? ( for dogs & children)
Smi10405179 Smi10405179 Answered on Jul 14, 2023

There is a railing on my deck that has large spaces in the design of the railing. The spaces are more than 4" wide. I am concerned that my little dog and/or little ... See more

Damp Patio, what can I do?
Kay Ellison Allred Kay Ellison Allred Answered on Jul 07, 2023

I like the privacy, shade but not the dampness. Water stands on the concrete after a rain. Looking for suggestions. Thanks, Kay

Can outdoor carpet (the green stuff) be applied to an exposed deck?
Melissa Melissa Answered on Jul 07, 2023

We have a deck that we spent three weekends re-doing with a HGTV recommended deck restoration product that peeled in 9 months. Cleaned and scraped, replaced rotted bo... See more

Weights for outdoor drapes
Karen Seward Karen Seward Answered on Jul 03, 2023

I have made some drapery for our deck since we face west. The material is canvas drop cloth, so it is light enough, that when the wind blows, it just billows! Any ide... See more

Seating area around outdoor fireplace. Crushed gravel or pea stone?
Jp Jp Answered on Jul 01, 2023

Should i use large rocks for sesting?

Any ideas on how I can fix a patio swing?
Shelly C Shelly C Answered on Jun 02, 2023

The material that holds the cushions and that you sit on is weathered and torn. There is now nothing stable there to hold you up! I don't have the money to have it pr... See more

What ideas are there for covering an outside ceramic tile patio?
Jul14034510 Jul14034510 Answered on Jun 02, 2023

My ceramic tile deck is starting to wear real bad and would like to cover it, without have to remove the tile. What products or ideas are available to do this.

I want to make a storage area under my outside deck stairs, at the cot
Lilly Lilly Answered on Jun 02, 2023

we are building our cottage ant to build a enclosed Storage area for my generator under the side deck stairs at the cottage but not sure how to. The deck posts is abo... See more

Help -- We need to repaint powder coated aluminum patio furniture
Susan Susan Answered on May 19, 2023

We are fortunate to have some old (30+ years) originally very high quality powder coated aluminum patio sling chairs that need to be repainted. I priced having them p... See more

What Would The Front Porch Looked Like Back In 1920
Annamayo2001 Annamayo2001 Answered on May 16, 2023

Hubby and I just bought this house. It is on the National Historical Register, built in 1920 by Judge Joe Ralls and we have seen the work, inside and out, needing to ... See more

Trying to envision a front porch w/false gable add on
Connie Lombardo Connie Lombardo Answered on May 01, 2023

Do you know if there’s any apps or websites where I can put a photo of my home in there and then design a front porch with a false gable roof? It seems like it shou... See more

What paint can I use on patio paving slabs?
Samantha Webster Samantha Webster Answered on Dec 14, 2022

I want to paint my paving slabs as I can't afford to replace them. I was going to use textured masonry paint and seal it, has anybody done this or used different pain... See more

Advice for staining/ sealing a wood deck for the first time?
Lynn Lloyd Lynn Lloyd Answered on Aug 28, 2019

Our deck was installed summer of 2017 using pre-treated lumber. So it is dry and ready to be sealed. I know it has to be power washed and pre-treated before sealing. ... See more