The Outdoor Entertaining Idea Bookis the ultimate design guide for backyard fun, featuring hundreds of fresh, inspirational photos and jam-packed with thousands of ideas and nuggets of expert information about creating outdoor entertaining spaces. Filled with gorgeous photography and inspiring instruction, Tauntons latest Idea Book will help anyone create an amazing backdrop for their next get-together. Whether its for an intimate dinner party or a bustling family reunion, Natalie Ermann Russell shows homeowners how to create a wonderful variety of inviting outdoor spaces, from a fully functional kitchen to a contemplative garden room. She also lays out a full-course menu of plans for dining rooms, dry and wet bars, lighting details, media centers, and more.
Use this essential guide to create an outdoor living space that works for you and your family. Learn how to develop a deck or patio that's inviting, comfortable, and convenient. Planning Basics: Site evaluation Deck and patio configurations Material choices Architectural influences CUSTOMIZED USES: Outdoor entertaining Family gatherings Poolside fun Quiet retreats SMART CHOICES AND STYLISH TRENDS: Overhead structures Spa and pool surrounds Built-in storage Stylish furnishings Outdoor kitchens Lush landscaping Plus you'll learn how to hire a contractor, gather bids, develop a budget, and more. More than 200 photos filled with great ideas!
Tap into the homeowner's passion for creating "outdoor rooms" with the help of this comprehensive planner. A lavish display of photos fire the imagination on a number of stylish, fun projects. 125 photos. 65 illustrations.