Deck & Patio Planner - Gardening Book
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Better Homes and Gardens:
Deck & Patio Planner
by Better Homes and Gardens
Spread your style the great outdoors and add more living space to your home with a new deck or patio. You'll get dozen of inspiring ideas and important design information. Six chapters take homeowners from start to finish of the planning process. First, ground your dream project with advice straight from professional landscapers, architects and designers. Next, evaluate your site, taking into account the all the particulars that can affect your plan. Then, get to work creating a doable plan with goals, a budget and an imaginative but practical design that harmonizes with your landscape and home. You'll be inspired and ready to start a plan from the photos and illustrations that highlight real-life examples and show you how decks are constructed. You'll also get solid advice on choosing the best materials. In addition, you'll find ideas for enhancing decks with privacy screens, built-in planters and benches, spas and overhead structures. If a patio with character is your goal, use the experts' advice on surface materials and design. Find out approximately how much your project will cost from a portfolio of creative, easy-to-do projects, with cost estimates from Archadeck, one of the world's largest producers of decks and outdoor rooms.