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Top 100 Hardscaping Projects

  1. 31. How to Conceal the Air Conditioner Unit

    The air conditioning unit sits right in front of this house. Shrubs will help soften it, but our plan also calls for a two-sided screen...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 32. Dueling Outdoor Kitchens (00:01:39)

    One couple, two kitchens: any way you look at it, it's a win-win situation.

  3. 33. How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

    Self-stacking concrete blocks make building a sturdy retaining wall a much simpler DIY project.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 34. How to Build a Short Retaining Wall

    This 2' retaining wall is a great architectural element that also serves a purpose -- to keep dirt from a sloping yard from going into ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 35. Luxury Lakeside Deck (00:01:53)

    Luxury is key when a dilapidated boathouse is replaced by a fabulous deck.

  6. 36. How To Create a Play Area

    This new play area is padded with rubber mulch and outlined with plants. Edging keeps the rubber mulch out of the new sod.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 37. How to Build Redwood and Stone Steps

    Create easy — and attractive — hillside access with a snazzy set of steps made from redwood, ledge stone and crushed rock.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 38. How to Create a Compacted Rock Patio

    Not only is this new patio a great outdoor living area, it's an easy-to-install, compacted-rock project that doesn't use even a dribble...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 39. A Spa in Your Own Backyard (01:09)

    Imagine getting a spa treatment without having to leave your own backyard!

  10. 40. How to Build a Stone Sitting Wall

    Add a stylish touch to a yard or patio with a stone sitting wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 41. How to Build a Boulder Bench

    Don't worry about a high wind tipping over this custom seating: Any breeze that could move this boulder-attached bench would probably d...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 42. Rustic Modern Fire Wall (01:25)

    This steel-and-flagstone fire wall creates a striking backyard focal point.

  13. 43. How to Install a Cobblestone System

    Enhance your exterior living space with a European-style cobblestone-clad patio.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 44. Outdoor Entertainment Areas (00:01:15)

    Watch the experts turn these dreary backyards into entertainment meccas.

  15. 45. Outdoor Lighting With Fire (01:08)

    From simple to extravagant, fire features add drama and value to any home.

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