Synopses & Reviews
Outdoor living made elegant
Patios have been featured in landscapes for thousands of years, but never have they been more popular than now, as homeowners discover the elegance, long life, and easy maintenance of stone and decorative concrete surfaces. TodayÆs homeowners can build with mosaic tiles just like the ancient Persians, or natural stone like the Greeks, but they also build amazing patios with colored, interlocking concrete pavers cast in geometric shapes, or they can stamp or stain poured concrete for truly amazing effects.
BlackandDecker The Complete Guide to Patios is a comprehensive guide that includes an introduction to the most popular building materials: a fool-proof method for design, planning and layout; detailed step-by-step projects to help readers build any one of 12 different types of patios; instructions for building popular patio accessories and features; and tips for maintaining and repairing all types of patios.
Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Patios and Walkways. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2010. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-481-9. pap. $19.99.
Black and Decker Patios and Walkways stands out for its detailed photos and step-by-step, logically arranged instructions. There is an original section on drainage options with projects. Black and Decker Patios and Walkways is overall the best choice for its excellent instruction and drainage coverage. -- Library Journal, March 1, 2010
This book offers readers the most popular patio and walkway designs complete with step-by-step, full-color photo instructions. The projects are affordable yet on-trend and highly valuable, as they increase house value and living space. With hundreds of styles of brick and stone now available, it's never been easier to build a dream patio—saving thousands of dollars in the process.
About the Author
Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black and Decker and Singer.