Today's yards and gardens can offer expanded living space through the creation of outdoor rooms dedicated to many different living activities: recreation, dining, hobbies, sports, and more.
IdeaWise: Yards & Gardens opens with an introduction that presents the basic themes to consider when planning a better landscape. Following chapters discuss each of these themes in greater detail, including: "Style," "Fences & Walls," "Decks & Patios," "Grass & Gardens," "Recreation," "Utility Areas," and "Decoration." Written specifically with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, the book is arranged so each beautiful landscape photo is a miniature case study. Includes all the background information needed to plan a DIY approach to each idea.
In addition to these inspirational photos and the practical case-study text, the book is filled with side bars, charts, and DIY design tips that make it truly a useful planning guide. The book also includes a helpful consumer guide sidebars showing the vast range of materials and remodeling options available to the DIYer.
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