Synopses & Reviews
The backyard is no longer simply the place where you set up the grill and swing set. We all want more from our homes and that means expanding our livable space to the outdoors. In fact, homeowners are spending more time and money than ever on their yards. This book – a completely revised and updated version of Taunton’s best-selling Backyard Idea Book
– brings together hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of one’s outdoor space. The inspiration is limitless for small to extensive projects. With spectacular new 4-color photography, the New Backyard Idea Book
is brimming with ideas for porches and patios, outdoor rooms for dining and entertaining, garden rooms, all types of sheds and outdoor buildings, and more. Add natural pool settings and picturesque outbuildings to the mix, and readers will delight in this outdoor design guide. A new sidebar features a DIY project for more hands-on homeowners.
If you're looking for all the latest ideas in backyard design -- from inspiration to implementation -- here's the only reference book you'll ever need.
In this completely revised and updated version of Taunton's best-selling Backyard Idea Book -- you'll find hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of your outdoor space.
From flagstone patios and redwood decks to cozy fireplaces, open-air kitchens, and spectacular garden rooms, the New Backyard Idea Book is full of inspiring color photos and practical advice to help you re-think, re-design and rejuvenate your backyard.
And for the children, there are lots of new attractions that go well beyond the backyard swing set, from newfangled slides, forts, bridges and climbing structures to a whole new breed of swimming pool.
From small improvements to major projects, here's the ultimate outdoor design book, with lots of creative strategies, new trends and innovative products to help you remake your backyard -- and rediscover the pleasures of outdoor living.
If you want to transform your backyard into a more beautiful, functional extension of your home, here's the perfect place to start.
About the Author
Natalie Ermann Russell is a former editor of Martha Stewart Living. She frequently contributes articles on home design, entertaining, and food to national magazines, including Elle Décor, Saveur, and USA Weekend.
Table of Contents
I. Porches, Patios, and DecksII. Dining and EntertainingIII. Garden SpacesIV. Pools and Kids SpacesV. Backyard Buildings