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Deck, Porch, Patio Design + Decor

Enjoying nature is the point of cabin life. That's why having a well-designed deck, porch and patio is often the best part of owning a cabin. Here, we offer tips to building a quality outdoor environment.

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Read This Before you Buy a Firepit
Read This Before You Buy a Firepit
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting with this basic guide to firepits at the cabin.
Hot Accessories for Your Porch
4 Hot Accessories for Your Porch
Whether you’re having friends over for a drink or serving dinner to a crowd, make sure you keep your loved ones warm and cozy a...
Utilizing Your Patio Space
Utilize Your Patio Space For Year-Round Comfort
No matter what size your outdoor space is, you can turn it into a relaxing area to entertain year round. Follow these tips and ...
Mood Lighting for the Backyard
Mood Lighting for the Backyard
Need a bit more light in your backyard? Liven up your outdoor space with these stylish lighting tips.
Sensational Garden Seating
The Best Garden Seating Options for the Cabin
Create a peaceful oasis at your cabin with these trendy garden seating ideas that will make your yard stand out.
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How to Expand a Small Patio Table
Need more seating but don't want to buy a new table? It's possible to do both.
DIY Deck Planters
DIY Deck Planters
These inexpensive planters are easy to customize and will give your deck a personalized touch.
Using Plants for Outdoor Privacy
How to Use Plants for Outdoor Privacy
These easy planting tips give your deck the privacy it needs for a cheerful outdoor space that really does invite you outside.
Decorating Your Outdoor Dining Area
Decorate Your Outdoor Dining Area
Does your deck need a makeover? Turn your outdoor dining space into the perfect summer retreat with these simple tips.
Check Out This Amazing Deck Makeover
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 outdo...
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 ...
Garden Design: How to Use Plant Containers
Garden Design: How to Use Plant Containers
Whether you like drama, whimsy or restrained elegance, there’s a container look that’s just right for your garden. But it’s not...
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
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...
Furniture Materials: 5 Pros + Cons
Outdoor Furniture Materials: 5 Pros + Cons
When buying furniture for your home, maintenance and durability are important factors in making a decision. Here are some quick...
7 Ways to Design an Outdoor Room
7 Ways to Design an Outdoor Room
Create an outdoor room that invites you to stay. Here are seven design tips the pros know — and now you do, too!
How to Decorate a Patio
Design Tips: How to Decorate a Patio
A patio alone doesn’t create a space for outdoor entertaining. To do that, it’s time to add the accessories that turn this once...
How to Stain a Patio
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 ...
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
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...
How to Remodel a Deck
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 r...