Taunton's Deck and Patio Idea Book

Taunton's Deck and Patio Idea Book

by Julie Stillman, Jane Gitlin




No longer just a bland square of pressure-treated lumber nailed to the back of the house, decks have taken on new shapes, surfaces, and levels. And patios have evolved from dull slabs of poured concrete to encompass a wide range of forms and materials—from warm brick to chic bluestone to casual gravel. "Taunton's Deck and Patio Idea Book is a photographic exploration of the possibilities for these spaces, and the features that define them, including railings, built-ins, and overhead structures. Hundreds of photos depict the full spectrum of styles and sizes, from the simple wraparound deck, to the curved, multilevel redwood deck with outdoor kitchen; from the small brick patio to an elaborate series of terraced patios with stone walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561586394
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2003
Series: Taunton Home Idea Books Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Book editor, packager, and author Julie Stillman and architect Jane Gitlin also wrote Taunton's Family Home Idea Book. Stillman lives in South Hero, VT, and Gitlin, also author of Capes, lives in Fairfield, CT.

Jane Gitlin is an architect in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she specializes in residential design. An architecture graduate of MIT, she and her family live in a 1940s Cape.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Great Deck and Patio Designs4
Choosing a Deck or Patio6
Designing Outdoor Rooms10
Chapter 2Decks18
Deck Types20
Railings, Stairs, and Built-Ins38
Shade and Shelter62
Maximizing the View72
Deck and Patio Combinations78
Chapter 3Patios82
Patio Types84
Patio Materials90
Steps and Terracing108
Defining Boundaries112
Overhead Structures126
Poolside Patios138
Patio Accessories144
Chapter 4Breaking Away154
Walkways and Paths156
Structures in the Landscape160

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