Synopses & Reviews
No longer just a bland square of pressure-treated lumber nailed to the back of the house, decks have taken on new shapes, surfaces, and levels. And patios have evolved from dull slabs of poured concrete to encompass a wide range of forms and materials--from warm brick to chic bluestone to casual gravel. "Taunton's Deck and Patio Idea Book is a photographic exploration of the possibilities for these spaces, and the features that define them, including railings, built-ins, and overhead structures. Hundreds of photos depict the full spectrum of styles and sizes, from the simple wraparound deck, to the curved, multilevel redwood deck with outdoor kitchen; from the small brick patio to an elaborate series of terraced patios with stone walls.
"For those tired of clutter--and who isn't?--this book will provide both advice and inspiration."
With inspirational photographs from leading architects and designers, this book will help you choose the right deck or patio for your home.
About the Author
Jane Gitlin is an architect who specializes in residential design. She is also the author of Capes (The Taunton Press, 2003) and coauthor of Deck & Patio Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003) and Family Home Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003). She lives in Fairfield, CT.Book editor, packager, and author Julie Stillman and architect Jane Gitlin also wrote Taunton's Family Home Idea Book. Stillman lives in South Hero, VT, and Gitlin, also author of Capes, lives in Fairfield, CT.