EXTERIORSLean on Me: Balustrades and Rails Through the Ages to Today
These waist-high barriers offer protection on a balcony, porch or deck, but you're free to go wild with your balustrade styleFull Story
STAIRWAYSHow to Update Your Stairs and Railings
Take your staircase to the next level with these 13 ideasFull Story
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Get the pros and cons of wood, plastic, composite and more decking materials, plus a basic price comparisonFull Story
GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING8 Rot-Resistant Woods for Your Outdoor Projects
No need for chemical treatments on your deck or pergola. These woods stand up to weather, insects and time beautifully on their ownFull Story
LANDSCAPE DESIGN5 Tweaks for Updating Your Wood Deck
These improvements can enhance your deck’s look, feel and functionFull Story
MATERIALSShould You Use Composite Timber in Your Landscape?
This low-maintenance alternative to wood is made from varying amounts of recycled plastic. Consider it for decks, fences and moreFull Story
HOUSEKEEPING20 Things You Might Be Forgetting to Spring-Clean
Clean these often-neglected areas and your house will look and feel betterFull Story
MOST POPULARA Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Hang a wreath or garland on brick, concrete, Sheetrock or wood the professional way — and avoid the potential pitfallsFull Story
STAIRWAYSTrending Now: 15 Staircases Making Houzzers Swoon
Stair runners, reclaimed wood, seating and storage are featured in the most popular stairway photos on HouzzFull Story
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