DIY Patio Design Inspiration

For many of us, the idea of adding a patio to our home falls into the “experts only” category of carpentry. But what if that expert were you?

Guess what: it can be you. In fact, after you take a look through Black & Decker’s Complete Guide to Patios, 3rd edition, you’ll probably agree that it should be you building that new patio.

From the very first level layout of space to placing the final stone in your custom-built patio, the editors of Cool Springs Press guide you every step of the way. Take a look at some of the projects you’ll find in The Complete Guide to Patios, and start planning your own DIY outdoor living space.

DIY Patio Inspiration

Cobblestone Paver Patio

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Circular Paver Patio

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Mortared Paver Patio

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Sandset Flagstone Patio

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Mortared Flagstone Patio

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Tiled Concrete Slab Patio

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Loose Material Patio

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Loose-fill Patio with Fire Pit

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Patio with Spaced Masonry Pavers

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Patio with Composite Permeable Pavers

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Patio Kitchen

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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios gets a fresh update with the latest products, even more projects, and all-new photos. With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only valid excuse not to build your own patio or walkway is that you haven’t found the right guide for you. That’s about to change. In Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios (3rd Edition), the expert editors of Cool Springs Press arm you with thorough, comprehensive information for virtually any patio or walkway undertaking you can think of. An extensive materials and design section helps you wrap your head around all the upfront planning, and the over 30 step-by-step patio, walkway, and landscape projects within are illustrated with detailed, brand-new photographs to guide your progress along the way. Whether you prefer more traditional materials–interlocking blocks and pavers, poured concrete, flagstone, loose gravel and mulch–or you want to be on the cutting edge of the industry with new artificial pavers, geogrid synthetics, and pervious concrete, we’ve diligently updated this guide to include it all. Finished with a new ending chapter that shows you how to fully customize your DIY patio or walkway, the inspiration inside Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios perfectly aligns with all the needs of today’s do-it-yourself homeowner.

The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States’ most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site.

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