Makeovers for Your Outdoor Spaces: Backyards, Decks, Patios, Porches & Terraces
For many homeowners, outdoor rooms are an attraction option to provide extra living space as well as a useful multi-purpose for play. This entry in 'Country living's easy transformations' series shows how to design the right outdoors area for your needs, with page after page of decorating ideas for setting up a relaxing haven, upbeat entertaining spot, or even a romantic retreat that expresses your individuality. From quick and easy suggestions - such as placing a chair and table in a shady corner - to elaborate 'rooms' that involve furniture, plants, and lighting, there's something here for every size backyard and budget. Smart tips provide ways to cut down on maintenance, choose a garden style that works well with the house, establish focal points, handle an awkwardly shaped yard, add walkways and arbors, and select eye-catching plants.
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