Backyard Building Tips

Few things rival a lazy afternoon spent in a beautiful backyard. 

Whatever your ultimate backyard vision is, this book will give you a comprehensive look at the potential every backyard has. The possibilities are literally endless. There’s only one limit: your imagination. Consider these articles a spark for it.

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How to Choose a Contractor

Ask these six questions and find the best match for your project.

Keeping Your Deck Safe

Building to code is the only way to ensure a safe, durable deck for you and your family.

Streamline the Deck Planning Process

A deck planning checklist helps you think it all through

Understanding Lumber Grades

What you know can only help you create an even better backyard.

Do You Need Design Help?

You probably do. A design professional can actually reduce costs on a complex deck project.

What to Expect When Building

Minimizing surprises is the key to a better backyard building experience.

A Great Fence

For a fence that's still good-looking and solid a decade from now, consider these details.

The All-Season Deck

Get even more out of your outdoor space. No matter what the forecast.

The Finishing Touch

A well-designed railing system can turn a good deck into a great one

Lights Done Right

A skilled outdoor lighting designer can transform your landcsape into a nighttime work of art.

Choosing Outdoor Furniture

It goes well beyond quality materials that stand up to the weather.

The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

What to do before you call a designer

Choosing Outdoor Sound and Video

The right type of electronic equipment will provide a memorable outdoor experience.

Landscaping Trends

Research shows homeowners are investing more than ever in their landscapes

Gather Round the Fire

Outdoor fire pits and patios are more popular than ever. But which type is best?

Backyard Entertaining

Once you've created a great outdoor space, enjoy it.

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