Building Deck & DIY Platform for a Grill
BBQ Basics: Techniques You Need to Know

Grilling Tips

Weber charcoal grills and gas barbecues give you great grilled results every time because they are designed to give you ultimate control of your grilling temperature and cooking method. Here we explain the secret to great grilling.

Grilling Tips
Direct Method

The Direct Method is similar to broiling. Food is cooked directly over the heat source. For even cooking, food should be turned once halfway through the grilling time. Use the Direct method for foods that take less than 25 minutes to cook: like steaks, chops, kabobs, sausages and vegetables. Direct cooking is also necessary to sear meats. Searing creates that wonderful crisp, caramelized texture where the food hits the grate. It also adds nice grill marks and flavour to the entire food surface. Steaks, chops, chicken pieces, and larger cuts of meat all benefit from searing.

Grilling Tips
Indirect Method

The Indirect Method is similar to roasting, but with the added benefits of that grilled texture, flavour, and appearance you can't get from an oven. Heat rises, reflects off the lid and inside surfaces of the grill, and slowly cooks the food evenly on all sides. The circulating heat works much like a convection oven, so there's no need to turn the food. Use the Indirect Method for foods that require 25 minutes or more of grilling time or for foods that are so delicate that direct exposure to the heat source would dry them out or scorch them.

Grilling safety requires placing your grill on a flat, level surface that remains free of combustible materials that could catch fire should you experience grill flare-ups or your fire produces sparks.
Building a simple deck for your grill can provide a safe location to cook outdoors without worry. Choose from several different decking materials to build a deck that fits your style and level of building experience.
Regardless of which simple deck style you choose to use for your grill, you must prepare the ground beneath the area. You may need to level the surface if you intend to install the deck on the ground rather than install a raised deck.
You can find a variety of snap together decking tiles to use when building a simple grilling deck. These tiles are made from different hardwood and composite materials, such as teak, eucalyptus, recycled woods and recycled plastics.

With a small bathroom, renovations and makeovers can be difficult, especially for the floors. Sarah Wissinger of The Surznick Common Room was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products, showing how even the smallest changes can still make a huge difference. Did you know that you can paint your bathroom tile? You sure can,...

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You’ve all heard this one before…’you eat with your eyes before you taste with your palate.’  And, if you haven’t, you certainly know the importance of ambience when you go out to eat.  But it’s equally important at home. The way you set your table, even what you wear, sets up your evening for success....

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Holly Lauritzen from Our Faux Farmhouse loves anything and everything to do with farmhouse style. As they’ve been working through the years on DIY projects around the home to curate the perfect, modern-day farmhouse, they realized there was one major yet simple tweak that could make a impactful change to their home: the exterior color....

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For a long time, Sam Raimondi’s (DIY Huntress) workshop was located at a small shed in her parents’ backyard. However, when her parents moved out of their house, Sam Raimondi decided to build a shed and turn it into a workshop for herself with the help of her dad. Read through the blog post to...

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After being fearful of doing laundry for a long time, as well as noticing how aged the washer and dryer had become, Adam Beasley from Lazy Guy DIY knew that it was time for an update. Read the blog post to learn how Adam changed his laundry room from scary to funky with some quick, easy...

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Jennifer McMurray from Bachelorette Pad Flip saw a lot of potential to transform her garage into a rentable space. Looking through The Home Depot, Jenn found the perfect set of hardware to inspire and convert a garage into an apartment. Read the blog to learn more about the project From Garage to AirBnB: Convert a...

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Dylan Benjamin from Life By Dylan wanted to revamp his office to make it a closed-off space that was still homey for the whole family. With the help of a few affordable and stylish items from The Home Depot, Dylan was able to DIY a stylish sliding barn door. With a few accessories, it became the...

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Easy, one-step quartz countertops can completely transform any room in your house. Holly and Brad Lauritzen from Our Faux Farmhouse were able to install a set of Silestone quartz countertops to coordinate with their laundry room and ultimately perfect their favorite room in the house. Read on to learn how you can work with The...

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Adding bricked walls to the house, whether it’s on the exterior or interior, can completely change the look of a house. Mysha Bolen from Remington Avenue loves the look of exposed brick walls. After designing an entirely brick home, Mysha wanted to add brick accents to the kitchen using brick backsplash. Read to see how...

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Bloggers get their homes prepared to defeat the cold & flu season with Clorox & Pine-Sol. See what they had to say about how Clorox is being used at their homes this season, and how you can do it too! Cold and Flu Season with a Clorox Trunk Survival Kit It is essential for us...

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Michiel Perry from Black Southern Belle updated her front porch swing with an antique-inspired makeover, which is perfect for hosting friends and family at home. Read the blog to find out more! Front Porch Swing Update Southern living is all about the front porch. In any southern home, especially a historic home such as mine, a...

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Pinterest 100 Home Style Trends Each year, Pinterest releases the Pinterest 100, a list of the coming year’s top emerging trends in style, décor and more. This collection of what inspires people around the world (inspired by what people are searching for on Pinterest) ranges from vertical hanging gardens to bold patterned wallpaper. We’ve picked...

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Jenica Parcell from A Slice of Style knew that there were a few spaces around her home that needed an update. Her living room and dining areas were the best spaces to start off with. With the help of a few affordable and stylish items from The Home Depot, Jenica made an impactful update to two...

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Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi completes a full bathroom remodel like a true DIY boss! With beautiful Delta products, additional decor from The Home Depot and a lot of elbow grease, she magically turns her outdated guest bathroom into a Boho Modern bath oasis. Boho Bathroom Remodel Hi!! Seeking Alexi here and I’m so stoked...

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It has been some time since Anita Yokota and her family updated their kitchen appliances. With technology making life easier in all which ways, Anita found the perfect set of new kitchen appliances at The Home Depot to update their space in a smart, innovative, and functional way. Read the post to find out more. New...

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Rick LaFaver of Wood Work Life gave his mother in law a house warming gift of a lifetime. With a little help from The Home Depot, he completed a gorgeous bathroom remodel in her new home. Find out his tips on how to pull off a DIY bathroom remodel project. New Year Bathroom Remodel This...

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A Modern Kitchen Revamp With KitchenAid Appliances After staying in their fixer upper home for a year, Deb Foglia from Seeking Lavendar Lane decided that it was time to renovate and update their kitchen. Deb and her husband were able to find the perfect blend between luxury, functionality and budget with their KitchenAid appliances. Read the...

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Darbin Orvar transformed their shed into a workshop. One of the first, and key, steps to turning a shed into a workshop is to tackle the insulation process. Read the blog to see how Darbin Orvar tackled the shed insulation process. Insulating Floor Joists in a Crawl Space – Turning a Shed into a Workshop  ...

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Danielle Driscoll of Finding Silver Pennies wanted to make an easy update in her living areas. By simply adding new, bamboo blinds, she created a relaxed, coastal feel that is inviting to family and friends. Updating Our Home With Woven Roman Shades A new year is always filled with new opportunities and new goals. For...

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Katelyn Jones of A Touch of Pink takes on a bathroom remodel starring the Delta UPstile Wall System. Read below to see the full transformation from the demo to the final finished space. Beautiful Bathroom Remodel Our family moved into our house not even 6 months ago which had a standard track-house bathroom with basic...

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Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss transforms her kitchen with a new GE stainless steel appliance suite! With the help of The Home Depot, Ashley was able to transform her kitchen into a culinary dream.   The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s where you start your day with either...

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Janet Coon from Shabby Fufu wanted a more functional and elegant master bathroom. Read on for how she found the perfect, budget-friendly solution to her bathroom makeover at The Home Depot. Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover When my husband and I purchased our home years ago we had a tiny master bathroom that we knew wouldn’t suit our needs....

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Kourtni Munoz from House On Longwood Lane transformed her unused Carolina room from a bland brown box into a bright and functional space for entertaining friends and her daughter. Read on to find out more! Carolina Room Remodel Reveal The day is finally here and it’s time to reveal our Carolina Room Remodel. This project...

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Christina Martinez of New Darlings completes a Laundry Room Refresh with LG Appliances. Utilizing the bedroom master closet, Christina creates an organized laundry oasis with the help of The Home Depot. A Laundry Room Refresh with LG Appliances It feels like we ages ago that we started planning our master bedroom and master closet renovation. We began...

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Erin Marshall of Live Pretty on a Penny gives her laundry room a 2019 makeover. Incorporating her design sense with the small space needs, Erin designed a space that is functional and chic at the same time. New Year, New Laundry Room Makeover One of the most neglected areas of my home has been my...

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Chris Heider from Handy Dad TV has always been a supporter of carpet in the house; however, he recently found an ultra-clean, fast and easy alternative for the concrete floor in their family room in Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring. Read the post to find out how Chris completely transformed his family room in a few easy...

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Kelly Rowe of Live Laugh Rowe recently made over her living room with the help of The Home Depot. To keep with her classic, functional theme, Kelly uses simple Holiday decor to compliment the newly designed space. Simple Living Room Makeover For The Holidays We’ve all been busy preparing our homes for the holidays. Recently,...

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Holly Lauritzen of Our Faux Farmhouse was looking for a flooring option to protect her master bedroom floor from spills and pet stains. She found the perfect solution that she and her husband Brad were able to install as an easy weekend project! Read on to see how Holly transformed her space by taking her...

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Kevin O’Gara from Thou Swell gives his mom one of the most thoughtful gift for the holidays – a bedroom makeover. Incorporating his design sense and her style, Kevin O’Gara designed a space that was functional and chic at the same time. A Gift for Mom: Serene Bedroom Makeover While I’ve been lucky enough to...

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Yuni Min from Love Your Abode gets her guest room ready to entertain, and host guests this holiday season. Read through the post to find out more! Getting the Guest Room Ready for the Holidays When I think about the holidays, my favorite memories always center around spending time with the people I love. Since...

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Sisters Niña Williams and Cecilia Moyers from Niña and Cecilia have two different styles when it comes to home decor. For the Holiday Style Challenge this year, they decided to take on two holiday porch and entryway styles. Read through the post to find out more about how they went about the decorations! Two Holiday Porch &...

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As part of The Holiday Style Challenge series, watch as Jaime Costiglio incorporates a few beautiful holiday decorations available at The Home Depot to create a simple holiday mantel with garland. Simple Holiday Mantel with Garland Holiday decorations don’t have to be over the top to look and feel like Christmas. As part of the Holiday...

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Round Up: Entertaining with Outdoor Grills Bloggers put outdoor grills from the top brands to the test ahead for entertaining occasions. See what they had to say about their grills and smokers from Traeger, Weber, Nexgrill, Vision and Masterbuilt below!  Traeger Eastwood 22 George Ellis of Classic Dad takes on the Traeger Eastwood 22 in...

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Meghan Basinger wanted to give her daughters a winter wonderland this holiday season. By partnering with The Home Depot, she was able to create a magical space for her girls, all while keeping a simplistic look that matched her classic style. A Winter Wonderland for The Girls Hi there! Meg Basinger here, interior designer and...

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Nichol Naranjo wanted to decorate with lots of greenery this year. With products from The Home Depot, she styled her living area to embody classic Christmas with a modern twist. Read through the post to find out more! Classic Christmas With a Modern Twist Happy December, friends! I am so excited to reveal how I...

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Alexandra Beuter finally decided to take on her neglected master bathroom update. By adding new finishes and fixtures from Delta UPstile, she completely transformed the space into modern retreat that both Alexandra and her guests can enjoy. A Tiled & Styled Bathroom Update The house to home journey has been such a rewarding process for...

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Merichelle Jones of We’re The Joneses wanted to give her living room a modern makeover, having the decor as the focal point of the room. Find out how she designed her entertainment center with decor from The Home Depot. How to Style An Entertainment Center Around A Flatscreen TV Does your living room revolve around your...

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Ursula Carmona of Homemade by Carmona transforms her dysfunctional kitchen into a culinary dream! With the help of The Home Depot, she takes on a kitchen remodel that exceeds her family’s needs. Dream Kitchen Remodel The kitchen should be a wonderful space that both inspires and enables a cook to dream up delectable dishes and...

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Jenni Radosevich of I SPY DIY has wanted a fireplace ever since they moved into their home. In just a few days, Jenni transformed her living room into a warm and inviting space by adding a minimalist electric fireplace. Minimalist Electric Fireplace Hi, I am Jenni from I SPY DIY and excited to be back...

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Hannah Hathaway of We Lived Happily Ever After shares how to create a cozy, vintage look in the kitchen that will inspire your family and friends around the table this holiday season. Festive Farmhouse Christmas Hello Friends! Hannah Hathaway here! I’m an artist & farmhouse decor loving girl. I share my passion for creativity on my...

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Rachel Metz of Living to DIY didn’t know where to start when it came to updating her kitchen. With new appliances and the right accessories, Rachel now has a functional and stylish space she can be proud to show off. Kitchen Facelift I’m going to shoot it to you straight – I get bored with...

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Jaime Dorobek of C.R.A.F.T. decorates her Christmas tree using both modern and heirloom ornaments to create a look that’s both new and old. Read more to see how she creates a whimsical decor statement. A Christmas Tree That’s New And Old I love our Christmas tree and am so excited to team up with The...

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Yuni Min of Love Your Abode knew the perfect gift to get her sister – a Christmas decor makeover. As part of the Holiday Style Challenge, Yuni completely transformed her sister’s house into a Christmas wonderland. The Gift of Christmas Decor When Home Depot asked me to take part in their Holiday Style Challenge, I...

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Ashley Basnight of Handmade Haven transforms her front porch for Christmas in three simple steps. This look will impress all of your Holiday guests, read more below to find out how Ashley put everything together with help from The Home Depot. 3 Steps To Outdoor Christmas Decorating With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to...

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Melonie Graves from The Mellionaire House shows us how to decorate an untraditional space for the holidays, the backyard! Read the blog to find out more. Creating a Backyard Winter Wonderland We have a pretty incredible back yard that we enjoy year round, located on a nature preserve with tons on wildlife. For the holidays...

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Chloe Mackintosh of Boxwood Avenue has been pushing off painting the exterior of her home. When she finally decided to tackle the project with the help of The Home Depot, the result completely transformed the look of her house, without spending a lot of money. Tips for Painting your Home’s Exterior Over the past year,...

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Amanda Hendrix from Love & Renovations saved time by having her fresh-cut Christmas tree delivered for free. Read the blog to see her style tips for decorating your bedroom for the holidays! Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree Delivery Every year when the holiday season hits (or, let’s be honest, a few weeks before the season actually hits), I...

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One of the most happening home decor trends at the moment is Desert-themed decor. Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals walks through how you can also bring simple, and modern Desert touches to your home. Modern Desert Decor at Home One of the hottest trends in home decor is embracing the colors and vibes of the...

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Lauren Elyce makes the most use of her laundry space using the new LG Smart Washer and Dryer system. Read the blog to find out more. Making Smart & Space-Efficient Changes to the Laundry Space When we first started renovations on the house, there was one common theme: we wanted to make the house feel...

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Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds wanted a new bathroom that was modern, yet functional. With a complete overhaul, his dark and dated guest bathroom became a bright and inviting space to be proud of. MODERN BATHROOM RENOVATION A hall bath has a lot on its plate. On top of often needing to function as the...

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