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Henry

  • DIY

    How to Build Horizontal Deck Railing

    There are many different styles of deck and porch railings. For our house, we decided to go with a wide horizontal style. Not only does this style have a more modern look, but I think it is also easier to build. In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how you can build this type of railing for your deck or porch.

  • DIY

    How to Lay Tile for Pool Decking

    We decided to go with ceramic tile for our pool decking because we felt like it would be easier as a DIY. We’ve laid plenty of tile in the past and felt confident that we could get the job done and be happy with the end result. Of course, using tile meant that we would first need a slab of concrete poured to lay the tile on. This added some extra expense, but we offset that plus some by installing the tile ourselves.

  • Landscaping

    How to Lay Sod for a New Lawn

    If you don’t want to take the time to plant grass seed, your other option is to lay sod. We did this recently around our pool and it turned out even better than we hoped! Here are some instructions on how to lay sod so you can get that instant green lawn you’ve always dreamed of.

  • Landscaping

    How to Build Natural Stone Steps

    We recently laid solid stone steps connecting our new pool area to our existing sidewalk. At first glance, a project like this looks pretty simple. At least, that’s what we thought! That is until we tried to move one of the stones. These things weigh 450 lbs each, which made this project one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. But it is doable! In this article, I’m going to show you how we did it and what you need to know going into a project like this.

  • DIY

    How to Paint a Brick Fireplace White

    Painting your brick fireplace white is a great way to transform your living room from dark and drab to bright and airy! Painting brick can be intimidating if you’ve never done it, but don’t worry, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to do it the right way.