By Editors of Cool Springs Press

Locate greater than one hundred fifty tasks for construction customized decks, patios, fences, sheds, and extra! From construction a brand new deck to making a backyard pathway, the nice outdoor is the preferred position for householders to show off their creativity and talent. With greater than one hundred fifty outdoors development initiatives proven with step by step images, entire outdoors Builder has a venture for somebody, absolute to enhance your backyard. This up-to-date and redesigned ebook with a good-looking hardcover is certain to discover an everlasting position at the shelf of somebody who desires to create and hold a gorgeous open air dwelling area. the full open air Builder features a wide selection of initiatives and appeals to all ability degrees. development decks and patios are one of the most well liked different types for outside development, and youll locate all of the strategies and skills--as good as whole lists of instruments and fabrics required--to layout and construct your individual. whole outdoors Builder additionally deals plans and made over images for greater than a dozen designs so that you can reflect or use as proposal for a customized venture. Designed, outfitted, and photographed through pros, the thrill tasks during this e-book even have the stamp of approval from Black & Decker(r), the main depended on identify in DIY instruments and gear. Roll up your sleeves its time to construct anything nice.

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Primary traffic route 22 to 36" Bench 112" Primary traffic route 22 to 36" Secondary traffic route 22" 72 112" 48" to Grill 84 " 30 " Lounge chair Table for four 112" minimum clearance When arranging your patio, consider the placement of furniture and permanent structures as well as the space needed for primary traffic routes. These routes should have a minimum width of 22" to allow for comfortable passage throughout the patio. 31 W A L K W AY S , S T E P S & P A T I O S The ideal size and configuration for your patio is determined by the space needed for each activity, including plenty of room for easy access and intervening traffic.

Visualizing Your Patio ▸ Create a quick mock-up to help you plan your patio’s size, shape, and location. Mark the proposed space with rope or garden hose, and set out any furniture you’ll use. See how it all looks from different points on your lot, as well as from inside the house. ■ USE How you plan to spend time on your patio will influence many of your design decisions, so it’s best to start the planning process by brainstorming with everyone in your household. What will be the primary uses for the space?

Proceed to the installation portion of your project. 47 W A L K W AY S , S T E P S & P A T I O S E DG I NG E dging can play many different roles in patio and walkway design. Its most practical purpose is containment—keeping the surface material in place so paving doesn’t drift off into the yard. As a decorative feature, edging creates a visual border that adds a sense of order or closure to the path or patio space. This effect can be enhanced by edging with a material that contrasts with the surface material or can be made more subtle by using the same material, perhaps in a slightly different pattern.

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