Outdoor retreats are both comfortable and add value to your property. Creating a comfortable outdoor getaway that reflects your personality is easy with all the new furnishings available. The Home Neighborhood has a wonderful selection of books that will get you started on creating your own unique space.
Building the Perfect Gazebo: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by David Schiff is full of practical information on how to build a gazebo. He gives advice on choosing a site to build and follows with step-by-step instructions on building a well-constructed structure. This book covers what you need to know to build a beautiful gazebo that will be the envy of everyone.
Outdoor Entertaining Idea Book by Natalie Ermann Russell has wonderful ideas for creating your own outdoor space. The first chapter is full of advice on how to create an outdoor kitchen. The author looks at different grills, small appliances and countertops as well as other practical considerations when creating a kitchen open to the weather. The rest of the book covers all the elements that go into creating that perfect space to entertain friends and family.
1001 Ideas for Outdoor Spaces: The Ultimate Sourcebook: Decking, Paving, Designs, and Accessories by Brett Martin has many ideas on how to build an outdoor room no matter the size of your budget. The author includes a checklist of practical considerations. Things covered are building permits, DIY versus hiring a contractor, and building on a budget. Aside from the practical considerations, this book has great photographs to rev your creative juices!
Outdoor Rooms: Designs for Porches, Terraces, Decks, Gazebos by Julie D. Taylor is a beautiful book. Photographs capture the beauty of spaces created by architects, landscapers and designers. Even though the designs pictured are high end, they will get you thinking about how you can use the ideas in your own outdoor retreat.