If you're looking for all the latest ideas in backyard design -- from inspiration to implementation -- here's the only reference book you'll ever need.
In this completely revised and updated version of Taunton's best-selling Backyard Idea Book -- you'll find hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of your outdoor space.
From flagstone patios and redwood decks to cozy fireplaces, open-air kitchens, and spectacular garden rooms, the New Backyard Idea Book is full of inspiring color photos and practical advice to help you re-think, re-design and rejuvenate your backyard.
And for the children, there are lots of new attractions that go well beyond the backyard swing set, from newfangled slides, forts, bridges and climbing structures to a whole new breed of swimming pool.
From small improvements to major projects, here's the ultimate outdoor design book, with lots of creative strategies, new trends and innovative products to help you remake your backyard -- and rediscover the pleasures of outdoor living.
If you want to transform your backyard into a more beautiful, functional extension of your home, here's the perfect place to start.
Natalie Ermann Russell is a former editor of Martha Stewart Living. She frequently contributes articles on home design, entertaining, and food to national magazines, including Elle Décor, Saveur, and USA Weekend.