With proper planning and design, a deck can add a new dimension of living space to a home. Not only is it an enjoyable outdoor retreat and expanded entertainment area for family and friends, but it's also a great return on a home investment. For homeowners building new decks or upgrading existing ones, or for builders and remodeling contractors looking for new ideas for their clients, this most complete and up-to-date book is packed with over 300 inspiring photographs along with hundreds of design solutions and top-notch advice to help inform smart decisions.
The chapters in Deck Ideas that Work focus on a wide range of deck sizes, styles, and materials, as well as furniture, accessories, and landscaping ideas. In addition, practical sidebars and case studies will help anyone plan just the right deck to suit their home, yard, and lifestyle.
If you have a deck you love, great. But if your deck is need of a makeover or if you're considering building a new one, I can't think of a better place to start than "Deck Ideas That Work", by Peter Jeswald. --Bud Dietrich, AIA, houzz.com
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.