Caitlin Ketcham

Caitlin Ketcham

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A DIY Yard Drainage Solution That Looks Great

Here’s a yard drainage solution that looks great. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog Desert Domicile designed it for the side of her home in Tuscon, Arizona. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series. This yard drainage project is in a desert setting, but it could work wonderfully in other regions, too. The […]
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Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog  Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look. This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series. Here is her easy tutorial for the outdoor […]
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How to Install String Lights on a Porch

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile. She wanted to enjoy the romantic glow of string lights on her newly decorated back porch. Here she shows us how she decorated her porch with string lights in a sturdy and very attractive way.
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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial showing how to install a ceiling fan. How to Install a Ceiling Fan One of the things I regret not asking for when we were building our house was […]
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Vertical Succulent Garden Tutorial

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial for a vertical succulent garden that decorates her front porch. You can make this 2 x 2 ft. hanging succulent garden yourself. Just follow […]
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DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen Tutorial

This DIY outdoor screen, with its horizontal slats and dark stain, is as gorgeous as it is functional. Caitlin Ketcham, of the blog Desert Domicile, came up with the idea for the slatted privacy screen as part of a major overhaul of her backyard as part of our Patio Style Challenge series. Caitlin came up […]
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DIY Corner Bench with Storage and Seating

This corner bench is a custom-made feature in the amazing backyard makeover designed by Caitlin Ketcham, author of the blog Desert Domicile. Take a look at Caitlin’s low maintenance backyard to see how this built-in bench and fire pit lounge fits into the overall backyard design. The bench provides plenty of seating for enjoying the fire […]
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How to Build a Floating Deck

A floating deck, or freestanding deck, can add visual appeal to your backyard as well as increasing the space available for outdoor dining, entertaining or just relaxing outside. Caitlin Ketcham of the blog Desert Domicile included a beautiful floating deck in her amazing total backyard makeover, part of our Patio Style Challenge. Caitlin handled the […]
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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

We’re calling this a backyard makeover, but it’s really a lot more than that. It’s more of a backyard design extravaganza. And best of all, everything you see here is low-maintenance, and uses very little water. That makes these backyard ideas particularly good for anyone who lives in the desert or is dealing with drought […]
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Easy DIY Wainscoting for a Dramatic Accent Wall

This easy DIY wainscoting will guarantee a dramatic look for your living room or dining room. Caitlin Ketcham of the blog Desert Domicile came up with this staggered flat panel wainscoting project for our ongoing DIY Challenge series. We’ve asked several of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to come up with practical DIY projects starting with […]
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