Decks, Porches & Patios

Great ideas and good-to-know tips for creating your own outdoor oasis
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All About Brick Pavers
From enhancing outdoor spaces to adding timeless appeal to driveways, patios, and pathways, our guide explores the versatility and beauty of brick pavers. 🏡
deck maintenance checklist with two wooden chairs and green pillows on the back patio area
Deck Maintenance Checklist
Whether you are hosting a summer party or just hanging outside after work, make sure your deck look its best this summer! 🏡
Design Ideas for Patios
Beautiful Walkway Ideas
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7 Fun (and Easy) Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Welcome fall and your guests with these seasonal decorating ideas that are sure to leave a warming impression.
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Design Ideas for Small Decks
Small decks and patios can give you the same entertaining value as larger outdoor spaces. Check out our ideas to maximize the space of your small deck.
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How to Stain a Deck with a Paint Sprayer
Learn how to stain a deck using a Wagner paint sprayer to look great all summer long and stay protected from bad weather.
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Patio and Pathway Inspiration
This summer, update your patio whether it be building a new walkway or installing a fire pit in your yard.
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How to Restore Outdoor Furniture
Get your outdoor furniture ready with our step-by-step guide on how to restore outdoor furniture.
Keep your patio bug free with help from The Home Depot. ​
When bugs show up, The Home Depot can help. With top products from bug control brands like Cutter, we’re making it easy to take back your backyard. Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray offers up to 12 weeks of control for mosquitos, gnats, flies and​ more. Plus, Cutter Backyard Fogger is perfect for decks, patios and picnic areas. Shop Cutter products today at The Home Depot.
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Bring on Spring savings all season long on top brands and products from The Home Depot.​
Get more projects done so you can enjoy your dream back yard. Add a fence, maintain your lawn and more to bring your outdoor look to life. Tap to browse everything you need this Spring at The Home Depot.​
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Durable PVC Porch Materials
The porch flooring, ceiling and bench seen at our Cottage on the Cape Idea House are made of solid, durable PVC. The tongue-and-groove porch plank floor is guaranteed not to expand and contract, so it will never buckle, warp, or cup. #CoastalStyle #PorchIdeas @aeratisporchproducts
DIY Budget Porch Swing
Difficulty: Medium • (2) 2 x 6 x 8 boards • (6) 2 x 4 x 8 boards • (4) porch swing hanging hardware • 2½-inch pocket hole screws • 3-inch deck screws • Paint or stain • 3/4-inch rope—Get enough to reach from the ground to hanging height, times four • Porch swing outdoor cushion (optional), or a repurposed crib mattress CUT LIST for porch swing bench • 2x6 front and back –2 @ 57 ½ inches2x6 ends –2 @ 21 inches (3 pocket holes at each end) • 2x4 supports –6 @ 21 inches (2 pocket holes at each end) • 2x4 front and back and backrest –3 @ 48 ½ inches (2 pocket holes at each end) • 2x4 side rails –2 @ 27 (2 pocket holes at each end) • 2x4 armrest horizontal supports –2 @ 27 (2 pocket holes at each end, and two along the side of the board) • 2x4 armrest vertical supports –2 @
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Living & Entertaining Spaces | 2019 Idea House
Living & Entertaining Spaces | 2019 Idea House - This Old House