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No Sweat: 7 Best BBQ Shortcuts
Elevate your status from burger-flipper to grillmaster with these hacks for preparing, roasting, and minimizing cleanup at your next summertime barbecue.
Eating Out: 10 Essentials for Alfresco Dining
With summer upon us, now is a great time to get yourself set up for celebrating a season of food and fun in your outdoor spaces. Once you've covered the basics, ...
Get Grilling! 10 Best Grills Under $100
Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue. That’s why we did our research to identify some of the top-rated grills on the market today—and just in time f...
How To: Clean a Grill
For some of us, summer doesn't mean sunbathing on the beach or hiking along a mountain trail—it means grilling burger...
How To: Grill Like the Pros
The most satisfying summer meals usually involve a backyard and a grill. According to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue...
How To: Care for Your Grill
Summertime! The living is easy and—more often than not—the food is grilled. From burgers, dogs, and steaks to chicken...
Planning Guide: Outdoor Kitchens
The summer backyard barbeque, an American tradition, has developed into a year-round pastime that includes everything...
Grill Options: A Buyer's Guide
Nearly 8 out of 10 (or 77 percent) households own an outdoor barbecue grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio...
Pick the Right Grill
Whether you like charcoal or gas, a single grill or a cooking station, how and where you use a grill will help you de...
10 Top-Rated Grills to Fire Up This Summer
If you're shopping for a new grill, here are ten top-rated models (from deluxe to portable) worthy of your consideration—and your backyard.
10 Gadgets to Make Yours the Best BBQ on the Block
With summer barbecue season almost upon us, don't miss these great gadgets to make your backyard cookouts the envy of every grilling gourmand in your neighborhood.
Great Grill Gear from the International Gift Fair
Charcoal or gas? Beef or chicken? Veggies or fruit? There are so many decisions to make about grilling—and best of al...
Craft a Perfect Outdoor Kitchen
Nothing quite beats the enjoyment of cooking and dining outdoors. Fortunately, creating a lovely open-air kitchen is ...
Weekend Bargains: Get Grilling!
There's no denying it, grilling is one of the best parts of summer living. It is a great way to get the family outsid...
Sizzling Hot Deals on Grills—NOW!
If you don't have a grill—or are in need of a replacement or upgrade—this is the week to shop. With July 4th just day...
10 Morsels of Grilling Wisdom from the Pros
To help you grill like a pro this summer, here are ten helpings of wisdom from some of your favorite chefs.
Bob Vila Radio: Buying a Grill
If you’re shopping for a new gas grill this season, you can pay anywhere from $100 to more than $10,000. You usually ...
Bob Vila Radio: Grill Maintenance
Keep your grill running smoothly this season by doing a few key maintenance checks. LISTENListen to BOB VILA ON GRILL...
Outdoor Kitchens: 12 "Delicious" Designs to Drool Over
No matter where you live, there is an outdoor kitchen design that suits your project budget and style preferences.
The Hardscaping Trend: Upgrade Your Outdoor Areas
Home sales are still recovering, but business is brisk when it comes to homeowners upgrading their outdoor spaces. La...
New Product: Outdoor Dishwasher
I know what you're thinking.   An outdoor dishwasher? Well, for people who have an outdoor kitchen—or are considering...
Project Update on the Patio and Kitchen
Bob meets with contractor Ed Weller for a project update. The patio is well underway and the landscaping is beginning. A stone grill has been started and, inside,...
Installing an Electric Outdoor Grill
Bob and contractor Ed Weller look at the outside electric grill.
Repairing the Outdoor Barbecue
Bob demonstrates some masonry techniques for repairing a crumbling outdoor barbecue.
Expanded Outdoor Living
The expansive new outdoor deck brings indoor living outside. Meg Tarvin (from FrontGate) joins to describe the furnishings that create this outdoor living room, a...
All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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