Outdoor living spaces are the new trend. Skinner, the author of numerous design and decorating titles, e.g., Wine Cellars, Fire Outdoors, here presents a photo gallery of completed outdoor projects. There's no meat here at all, just an awful lot of photos, generally grouped by feature. Some of the really amazing details are not highlighted nearly enough, e.g., the glass-inlaid concrete countertops, certain types of appliances and accessories, and other construction and installation features. While this is a showcase of many different stylish outdoor areas, it is not a construction book or how-to-only eye candy. The projects shown are rather upper end, generally requiring professional installation. Homeowners can dream, but then they'd have to get out their wallets. This half-baked book is not recommended.