Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios & Walkways by Quayside

By Quayside

This publication bargains readers the most well-liked patio and walkway designs whole with step by step, full-color photograph directions. The tasks are cheap but on-trend and hugely important, as they raise apartment price and residing area. With thousands of kinds of brick and stone now on hand, its by no means been more straightforward to construct a dream patio—saving hundreds of thousands of bucks within the procedure.

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A planter with trees provides a subtle barrier between the sitting area and the main patio space. O ut on the yard's planted slope, a set of stone steps leads to gently climbing stepping stone paths laid ou t for either strolling through the foliage or tending to garden plan ts. -:-~r stone path Wood chips/pea gravel . -_o' Stepping stones for ac(:essinlg garden Play structure Garden/planting '- - -area on slope TO make the most of a sloping yard, use reta ining wa lls, steps, and paths to emphasize gran d views an d allow easy access to ga rden areas.

Use the materials used on your house's exterior and other stone or masonry in your yard to inform your decisions on colors and shade. Be aware that some paver styles require set purchase amounts, and it's not always possible to return partially used pallets of material, so order carefully. In this project, we lay a cobblestone patio that uses three sizes of pavers (see page 58). Such pavers may be purchased by a fraction of a pallet, or band, minimizing leftovers. We've also included a row of edge pavers to create a pleasing border around the patio.

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