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 Backyard Idea Book: Outdoor Kitchens, Fireplaces, Sheds and Storage, Play Spaces, Pools and SpasMuch more than just lawns, the backyards of today make full use of this area's unlimited possibilities for lounging, dining, playing, and communing with nature. Outdoor kitchens make cooking a treat for the senses while backyard fireplaces create a natural gathering place for friends and family. Decks, patios and porches can be transformed into fully furnished outdoor rooms with floors, walls and ceilings. Backyard Idea Book helps readers unlock the extraordinary possibilities of this incredibly flexible area, and showcases a huge array of cutting-edge ideas for turning backyards into personal, satisfying spaces. New twists on old themes are offered, as well as some of the freshest ideas from the brightest talent in landscape design. An effective combination of stylistic concepts and hands-on advice helps readers select specific projects, while hundreds of color photos serve to inspire and delight.
  Date Published 12/1/2004

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Rated By: J. Morrison "Mexican Food Lover"
From: Washington, DC area
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Comments: Very helpful book with great ideas
I haven't finished reading it yet but so far love it. It has many photos along with a paragraph about why/how this works - the type of landscape and things to make sure you do/don't do. I am buying a copy for my sister for xmas.
Rated By: C. G. Siri
From: Lowell, NC
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Comments: just looking
This book has excellent photo's of backyard ideas. It is a great book if you are just looking for ideas. I had expected a book with a little "how-to" mixed in.
From: Greece
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Comments: Good choice!
I'm satisfied. More than enough pictures with detailed analysis for each. There is nothing missing.