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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The New Backyard Idea Book is a great book to add to your permanent library. Whether you need a small container garden for apartment living, a modest plan for a city lot or a coordinated design for several garden "rooms," this book will lovingly illustrate a host of different design options. Well written with magnificent photographs showcasing the flavor of each garden element. Inspired by some of the water features, pergola ideas and seating options, I think a visit to my local greenhouse and garden store is definitely in the offing this weekend! Excellent for coffee table and schools, too.