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|Outdoor cooking has far surpassed the days of the simply grilling on the patio. Incorporating everything from fully-stocked bars to full-size kitchen appliances in its plans, open-air cooking has soared to new levels of creativity, design, and technique.
With Outdoor Kitchens you will be able to personalize the outdoor cooking space that perfectly suits your lifestyle. Superb photography creates a catalog of options, inspiring you to design a space that exactly meets your desires, climate, cooking style, and budget. This book equips you with all the information you need to successfully set up an outdoor kitchen, from tips on choosing the right dˆ©cor to proper equipment selection, allowing you to make all the correct decisions along the way. "
ISBN: 1592532039 Date Published on 8/17/2006
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|Even if you have a small piece of land behind your home–whether it’s in the country or the city–you, too, can create your own outdoor room. An outdoor room can be as simple as a barbeque grill and a table and chairs on a patio or as elaborate as an outdoor guest bedroom complete with a teak-framed bed and outdoor fireplace. |
Creating outdoor living spaces is the new American pastime, with homeowners wanting to create a place in their backyard that extends their living space and capitalizes on all the outdoors has to offer, whether it’s relaxing by the pool, playing a game of volleyball with the kids, or hosting an al fresco dinner party on the patio. Whatever your desire, you can have it! Outdoor Living Idea Book features hundreds of the latest ideas for creating outdoor living spaces of all kinds, from cooking and dining to entertaining and relaxing to playing, no matter what size yard you have and what your budget. Creative examples of furnishings and accessories, landscaping, lighting, sculpture, and water features offer readers the most up-to-date ideas for adding style to any outdoor space.
Topics covered include:
Dining & Entertainment
Furniture & Accessories
Pools & Recreation
ISBN: 1561587575 Date Published on 9/2/2006
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|Now you can transform garden furniture, ornaments, and accessories using a wide range of painting techniques adapted for outdoor durability! OUTDOOR PAINT EFFECTS takes well-known and contemporary techniques and adapts them using durable exterior paints and varnishes to create a new genre of decoration for the garden. From the smallest terra-cotta pot to a full-size garden shed, this book demonstrates techniques suitable for wood, metal, plastic, and stone surfaces. A "Getting Started" section discusses everything you need to know about preparing old and new surfaces, as well as the products used in the projects, including exterior paints and varnishes, glazes, and gilding materials. Seventeen projects demonstrate a wide range of fabulous effects that can be used to transform your outdoors, including imitating stones (such as sandstone and marble), aging techniques, patinas, freehand painting, and stamping. Both the beginning and the experienced decorative painter will find this book visually appealing and full of ideas.
Here are a few reasons you'll love owning this book:
**It demonstrates a wide range of techniques for creating fabulous effects for your outdoors, such as imitating stones and stamping.
**Offers many unique techniques not taught in other books, such as wax resist and weathered-lead effects.
**Leverages the current trend in garden and patio decorating. Garden centers and craft stores carry hundreds of items suitable for painting with any of these techniques.
**Includes a source list to help readers purchase any specialty products used in the techniques; however, most supplies are readily available in craft stores, paint stores, or Do-It-Yourself home centers.
ISBN: 0865731667 Date Published on 5/2/2006
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|- Features weatherproof paint effects for plaster, cement, wood, metal and stone. |
ISBN: 1589230221 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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According to the humorous social critic Fran Lebowitz, "the outdoors is what you must pass through to get from your apartment into a taxicab." For homeowners today, the spaces between two forms of shelter are more than incidental atmosphere. Outdoor rooms have become the hearth of the home—often literally with exterior fireplaces. In today's busy world, where leisure time is precious, people want the most out of their homes, and are bringing comfort to all living spaces—inside and out.
ISBN: 1564967654 Date Published on 9/4/2006