Design Ideas for Decks & Patios

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Creative Homeowner, 2008 - House & Home - 223 pages
Design Ideas for Decks and Patios presents ideas, styles, and the latest trends designed to cater to the outdoor-living needs and desires of today's homeowners. Living it up stylishly in today's casual open-air "rooms" calls for serious design consideration. In this photo-driven book, readers will find lots of examples of floating and single- and multi-level decks and attached structures (gazebos, pergolas, built-ins, stairs and railing) and soft-set as well as mortar-based patios. The book also comes with information and tips for choosing a site and shape, plus a rundown on material options (wood versus synthetic decking; stone, brick, interlocking pavers, and concrete). In addition, Design Ideas for Decks and Patios helps reader make important decisions that will affect how they will use the space: choosing furnishings; controlling light and shade; equipping a cooking area or outdoor kitchen; integrating a pool, spa, or water feature; outfitting the deck and patio with media accoutrements; and extending the season with a fireplace or fire pit and heating and cooling devices.

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About the author (2008)

A former editor with Oxmoor House Publishing Company, Heidi Tyline King writes about decorating and home-improvement. Her work appears routinely in publications such as Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications, Southern Living/Oxmoor House publications, and Family Fun. She has written eleven books, including two on home improvement, and contributed to numerous others. King and her family have built one custom home and are in the process of building another. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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