Hardscaping -- the use of materials such as stone, wood, brick, and tile in landscape design -- has become enormously popular in recent years. Low maintenance, durable, and attractive, hardscaping brings a totally unique, personalized look to any outdoor space, and increases curb appeal and property value. This gorgeous, full-color reference, written by the host of HGTV's Garden Architecture, explains how to blend function and materials to create a beautiful, long-lasting outdoor living space. Projects range from simple to complex, and the author covers every issue from budgeting to planning and installation.
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Living material makes a garden beautiful, but hardscaping elements like fences, walkways, seating and enclosures make an outdoor space truly livable. These items create a garden where you can spend time relaxing or entertaining, in addition to tending your plants. In this book, Haig Seferian -- author, landscape architect and the host of HGTV's Garden Architecture -- outlines everything you need to know to incorporate hardscape items into your space. Chapters include: Rooms with a View, that features porches and terraces; Enclosure, with information on pergolas, gazebos and fencing; Access, including walkways and steps; Waterscapes, with information on water features like fountains, ponds, pools and waterfalls; and Decorating Outdoors, which outlines touches such as furnishings and lighting. The book includes hundreds of color photographs to inspire you and lots of do-it-yourself and design tips. McGraw-Hill, $34.95. For more information, visit www.books.mcgraw-hill.com. ( Country Accents 2005-05-01)From the Back Cover:
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Stone, brick, wood and other hard materials are the hottest things in landscaping. On his weekly HGTV show, Garden Architecture, author and landscape architect Haig Seferian attracts a wide audience with advice on how to make outdoor spaces more livable, inviting and low maintenance using these popular materials.
Now you don't have to wait for the show. In Hardscaping: High Style, Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces, Seferian outlines everything you need to know to bring the beauty, durability and just plain fun of hardscaped spaces to your home.
Through over 250 beautiful, full-color photos, and commentary focused on the design essentials, he shows you thousands of ways to transform your outdoor space. Packed with tips, checklists and instructions, this comprehensive resource gives you the tools you need to design your own hardscaping projects, from simple gravel pathways to elaborate water features.
You'll find detailed guidance to help you
Filled with lovely and unusual gardens and landscapes, Hardscaping: High Style, Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces makes a lavish coffee-table book. Inspired by its wealth of tips, ideas, checklists, plans and lots of sage, practical advice, you’re sure to start re-imagining your own landscape. No other reference compares to this one-stop resource of landscaping solutions.
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Personalize your outdoor SPACE
Nothing can make a bigger change to your home and garden more economically than hardscaping. The judicious use of stone, tile, wood, brick and other hard materials can transform not only your landscape, but also your lifestyle. Hardscaping adds ease of maintenance, beauty, atmosphere and especially functionality to any outdoor space. If you’ve considered patios and other hardscape projects but wondered where to begin, you’re in luck. Haig Seferian, popular host of HGTV’s Garden Architecture, answers all your questions in Hardscaping: High Style, Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces, a one-stop source for creating attractive and enduring landscapes.
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Overflowing with lush photography and an inspiring array of styles, the Elements of Living tm series provides a unique focus on resources, including expert insights and advice, professional solutions and quality design products. It’s your space. Make it personal!
Cover Photo: Tim Lee. Back Cover Photo: Courtesy, Jan Gelderman Landscaping. Author Photo: Courtesy, AJE Productions.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071422498
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071422498