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Learn how to make and install a retractable patio shade screen; includes details on working with shade screen, grommets, and wire cable.

How to Build a Retractable Awning

Pathways Design Ideas for Home and Garden. Isaac has asked several times to create this pattern on the walkway at the side of the house. This year, we'll do it :)

Pathways Design Ideas for Home and Garden

Great firepit on the water with a great view.

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Make your own fire pit for summer nights. | 12 Fun Ways To Revamp The Outside Of Your House

12 Fun Ways To Revamp The Outside Of Your House

Fire Pit

Back deck walking out to firepit with stone surrounding the upper wooden deck

Patio firepit ---- if we can do something like this! then I would be ok with the firepit being permanent. it would have to be over by the little garden area so we can get the wall and seats that way we would still have room for the 6 person table that I want for entertaining. what do you think @Michael Dussert Childers

Build your own outdoor Fire Pit and Patio... I would like this but my husband is not convinced.

DIY Fire Pit and Patio - Craftfoxes

Hometalk :: This is a custom outdoor entertaining area created by Coastal Rock Pro…

Custom Outdoor Patio

Backyard Fire Pit. Circular stone fire pit in an Atlanta backyard. Stone patio surrounding pit ensures plenty of seating. Love lights strung overhead. Would want comfier seating. *Maybe include built in bench with padded seating & pillows along wall that surrounds. This is exactly what my husband is planning!

Backyard Fire Pit -

This is the perfect homesite to set up camp... a firepit by the creek... a hammock in the trees.

Firepit. This is exactly what I want to do, only with a taller back to lean against and double as a flower pot.

Would love to see this done with a red brick pathway, Lavender hedges instead of stinky Boxwood and a Rosemary topiary or Golden Bay tree in the bowl planter. That would be amazing!

Elements of an idyllic cottage garden. | Photo: Mathew Benson |

How to Create a Small Yard With Big Impact

Set of 4 Stone Garden Border Path Mats Each mat measures 12"L x 4"W. 11.99

Set of 4 Stone Garden Border Path Mats from Collections Etc.

Include a large market umbrella in your patio decor. Besides providing much-needed shade to an unprotected patio, it adds a nice vertical element to the usual horizontal lines of an outdoor room as well as bringing in color overhead.

24 Patio Perk-Ups

Possibly make a screen of bamboo stalks, wired together, to roll out on top of my arbor in the heat of the summer...?

Great idea for instant shade in your garden. Cut out metal panels.

Anne Heche's Shade Solution - When actress Anne Heche and her husband asked Jamie Durie to create more shade in their too-hot backyard, he delivered with this house-length pergola fitted with adjustable Roman shades on the top and sides. Make Shade: Canopies, Pergolas, Gazebos and More on HGTV

Make Shade: Canopies, Pergolas, Gazebos and More

Plan a seating area in the garden ~ better yet, a swing!