Decks, Porches + Patio Maintenance
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Decks, Porches + Patio Maintenance

Maintaining a deck, porch and patio that is safe and presentable will make the experience of enjoying cabin life that much better.

4 Ideas to Transform Your Storage Shed Into an Inspiring Space
Four smart ways you can easily update a simple shed into a backyard getaway:
How to Update a Worn-Out Deck
This deck was in need of an update, but it wasn't anything we couldn't handle on our own. Follow this advice and you can update your deck too.
Check Out This Amazing Deck Makeover
A bare and boring deck didn’t entice anyone to head outside to relax — but a dramatic makeover turned it into the perfect outdoor retreat.
Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
It doesn't take a lot to enjoy spending time in the garden, but following these decorating tips can make your outdoor seating a...
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
Containers should be fun, not work. Here are three handy tips that’ll make it easier to enjoy your containers without breaking ...
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
Of the many choices involved in building a deck or patio, which material to use is one of the most important. This guide will e...
How to Take Care of Outdoor Fabric
Fabric can add a flair of color to any outdoor space, but what happens when the fabric gets damaged? Here are some quick tips t...
How to Stain a Patio
Want to turn your plain patio into an inviting outdoor oasis? All you need is one weekend and an easy-to-use concrete staining kit from your local home center.
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
By starting with the existing framing and adding distinctive new elements above it, you can create a deck that stands out. Here, we’ll walk you through the basics of installing a pergola and privacy screen.
How to Remodel a Deck
Start with your old, tired deck. Add one, or all five, of these easy-to-build projects. Then enjoy your great-looking outdoor retreat!
How to Prep + Clean Concrete for Staining
Before applying the stain, you need to prepare the concrete. This is a two-step process that consists of cleaning and then etching the surface.
Cast Paver Options for Your Cabin Pathway
Possible looks for your paver path have grown a lot in recent years thanks to the introduction of cast-concrete pavers. You’ll find traditional brick and cobblestone styles, as well as versions that are cast in molds for a unique look.
Ask the Expert - Maintaining Your Dream Home
We've asked industry experts, Sascho Sealants to help us answer your questions on all things maintenance. Each month in our Cab...
Inside the DIY: Adding a Pergola to a Cabin Deck
A need to shield the sun while still enjoying the outdoors led to this gorgeous addition to a cabin deck space.
Upgrading the Deck
Outdoor Stains & Paints
Restoring Your Deck
In this free article, identify and repair your damaged deck by following these easy steps.
Stone Tile Outdoor Use

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