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Patio & Stone: A Sunset Design Guide

In this ultimate guide to creating beautiful outdoor living spaces that fit your home and your budget, you'll find the best ideas and advice, all in one beautiful place. Learn how to design an inviting patio and decorative features, such as flagstone paths and stone walls that add character to your garden. Discover the wealth of great landscaping materials, from natural stone to concrete pavers, brick, and ceramic tile. Also, you’ll be given reliable information to help you weigh the green options for patio materials. Complete with a bound-in DVD featuring 3D interactive design software that allows you to see advanced views of the spaces you're planning, this addition to The Sunset Design Guide series is truly a unique tool for homeowners. Some features that make this THE go-to guide for patio and stone design: • Experienced garden design and landscaping professionals guide you in creating the patio you want on a budget you can afford • Pro-designed patios and garden stonework show the best ways to pull all the elements together to create cohesive, comfortable outdoor space • Clear, concise charts make it easy to choose materials based on appearance, durability, ease of installation, and price Plus, each book comes with The Sunset Landscape Designer, interactive design software that is professional, yet easy-to-use. • Design a backyard with precise tools, then see it from any angle in 3D view • Control everything from the dimensions of your space to final choices of materials • Create detailed plans to help with permit applications • Plus it works for both PC and Mac systems

Series: A Sunset Design Guide

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Sunset Books; 1 edition (February 17, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0376013494

ISBN-13: 978-0376013491

Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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This is a wonderful book with dozens of gorgeous shots of California style patios. My husband and I checked it out from the library, then decided to buy a copy when we saw several design elements we wanted to try in our backyard. However, the library copy had an interactive DVD you could load on your computer to help in your design. The copy we had bought from is missing the DVD, even though it advertised on the book cover. We love the book, but really wanted the DVD. , is there a DVD available?

As someone who landscapes using California native plants, I do a lot of natural stonework for a wide variety of clients and this book is one of my favorites. The layout makes it easy to refer back to a particular photo or section and the book is chuck full of excellent examples of top-quality stonework. The photos give me many ideas - particularly for choosing the right style for a job, but also for the finishing details [something I never used to bother with, but it really makes all the difference in the world for most folks]. I strongly recommend this book for anyone about to embark on getting someone to design/install stone patios, walls, walkways, etc... as well as a great source of re-inspiration for the stonework professional.

Bought book to get patio ideas. Lots of great ideas. New patio is currently being build and some of the ideas I got from book are being incorporated into patio.

Very good book chunked full of color pictures and great ideas for patios, fountain, lilly pond, etc... Nice large size, thick pages. It's a keeper.

We've used this book as a reference for our backyard that needs an entire facelift. The book is arranged into easy to read sections and provides great advice for beginners like myself. Great photos to provide inspiration.

Then content of the book is great! Wonderful photography. The book was in worse shape then I anticipated, but I am still enjoying it!

This book was my wife's and she passed away. and has been donated to the "Nelson, NE" city library.

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