If your neighbors have a tall house or it's higher on a hill than yours is, shielding your deck or patio from view can be tricky. But one easy way to do it is to install a canopy of outdoor-friendly fabric as homeowners Brian Caldwell and Robert Shore have done here. Bonus: The canopy also casts a soft, filtered light on the patio, keeping it cooler on hot summer days.
Amidst my Christmas dreaming, I came across some spectacular DIY advent calendars!! I'm trying to pretend I'm going to be somewhat crafty this season and my goal is to make one of these that we can begin starting December 1st!