Patios and walks no longer consist of bland expanses of concrete or an unimaginative rectangle tacked onto the back of a house. Designs are elaborate and materials abundant. There's no better way to get a glimpse at how you can transform your landscape than with the inspiration in Patios & Walkways Idea Book. This book has it all, from front entries to back patios, pool decking to outdoor kitchens, paths through the woods to retaining walls and terracing close to the house. In addition to the wide-ranging examples of styles and materials, you'll find advice for all the practical concerns you have questions about.
Peter Jeswald has nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry as a builder, designer and author. He holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts in residential design and opened his design practice in 1982, specializing in residential and light commercial structures. His work includes hundreds of residential
projects, as well as medical facilities, a school renovation, retail stores and restaurants.
Beginning in 1990, Peter pioneered the concept of teaching “pre-construction planning” to homeowners. He is the creator of a ten-step planning process and three-hour seminar, HOMEWORK, which he has presented nationally to thousands of homeowners.