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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...
Buyer's Guide: Grills
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...
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...
Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
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