Decks & Porches

With over 110,000 visitors, Cersaie was reconfirmed this year as the world's biggest tile show

Six takeaways from the world’s largest tile show

remodeler in chicagoland turns his backyard into oasis

Not wanting to obscure any of the view with vertical balusters, Rych used ½-inch tempered glass underneath the 1x6 deck railings. The view of the neighbor’s house, however, was purposely obscured to extend the illusion of a backyard oasis. The 4-by-7-foot cultured stone wall, angled at 45 degrees on the northeast corner of the deck, gives the chef and his guests their desired privacy.

A chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis

This double-grooved decking system uses neoprene gaskets that serve as hidden fasteners and prevent water from draining between boards

Products from AGS Stainless, Deckorators, Fiberon Symmetry Decking, Cali Bamboo, and CPG Building Products

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Professional Remodeler’s annual roundup of the top 100 products as chosen by you, our readers

The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients

Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials

the 2018 the new american remodel home

Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.

Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel

tundraland does a deck in a day program

The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting. 

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

Railings provide safety but also define the overall look of a deck. Contractor views differ on what works, what doesn’t, and who decides.

This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

model remodel

The second part of our two-part story focuses on the project’s finishes and strategic solutions to real-world construction challenges

Products from MiTek, Azek, Color Guard Railing Systems, and AERT

Deck builders balance potential liability against the budget-conscious homeowner’s desire for just a repair

professional remodeler showing how to install stucco above a deck ledger

There are plenty of wrong ways to install stucco on a wall with a deck ledger. Here’s how to do it the right way.

finished deck using admiral spacemaker outdoor flooring

This self-draining tongue-and-groove PVC decking system is a one-step solution for elevated decks

Time-tested tips for cutting, notching, and fastening wood deck boards

Photo: Flickr user designmilk, photo by NelsonKon (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Today’s shapes, materials, colors, and appliances have elevated the deck to a living room’s equal. How far can it go? 

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