Learn what you need to know before hiring a deck and patio builder.
The design world has officially brushed off the cobwebs to reveal the patio as the new, "second living room" thanks to radical improvements in outdoor furniture design and durability, and stylish all-weather accessories.
Liven up that dull, colorless deck. It's easier than you think. We'll tell you what it will cost with our handy pricing guide.
If you are sanding and finishing your deck, start your project on a two- or three-day...
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