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Here are four simple things you can do amid the coronavirus pandemic that can update your home. Buzz60’s Elitsa Bizios reports.

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A few small touches are all it takes to turn a patio from a bare spot in the yard to a comfortable, private retreat from reality. These ideas can help you maximize what you already have to create a patio that you love. Find furniture you love The most common and useful amenity for a patio is furniture. It provides a place to sit, dine or otherwise enjoy the space. When choosing patio ...

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Have you noticed it’s more difficult to slide your patio door open and closed? It might be because the rollers on the bottom of the door - the hardware that makes it operate - requires maintenance. After years of use dirt, dried leaves and dead bugs can clog the lubrication in the track of the door so the movable panel is difficult to move. Step one is to clean out the debris with the crevice tool of a vacuum or Shop-Vac, but it that doesn’t help and improve its movement, replace the old rollers with new track hardware.

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We see a lot more of our neighbors outside since they installed a retractable patio awning on their deck. They roll out the awning and use the deck space more often and for longer periods of time. A deck awning is a nice addition that extends the comfort and living space and provides much more protection than a patio umbrella. The awning is self-supporting and retractable attached to the exterior of a house while providing protection from harmful UV rays.

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Q: I’ve got a problem I need you to solve. Each time it rains, a puddle develops on the outer edge of my circular patio. It’s older concrete, and it appears the puddle is related to a crack that’s above a low retaining wall the patio rests on. Can I just fill in where the puddle is and all will be well? I am worried about the appearance of the patch. How might I disguise my attempt to stop the ponding water? I only want to fix this one time. What are my options? —Amy P., Warrenton, Va.

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With spring around the corner, and all the bedding plants showing up at your favorite home center, it's time to start thinking about enjoying the patio again. A few small projects can take that dull, blank space and turn it into a patio with panache. Plain Jane concrete isn't something to get excited about; but painting the concrete can perk up your porch or patio.

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With spring in full swing and gardening projects on your mind as you hunker down at home, it's time to start thinking about enjoying the patio again. A few small projects can take that dull, blank space and turn it into a patio with panache. 1. Paint the floor. Plain Jane concrete isn't something to get excited about; but painting the concrete can perk up your porch or patio. Go to your local ...

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Curved furniture has been around for decades, from Victorian chaises to mid-century chairs, and the bold trend is making waves again. If you’re looking for a way to add flair to any room, these pieces of curved furniture should be the next purchase you make for your home.

With rainy fall weather ahead, fighting mold at home or on your patio is about to get a little tougher. Fortunately, you don’t need a power washer to get good as new siding or a mildew-free patio. This simple scrub-free spray RMR-86 removes mold better than more complicated alternatives.

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