The backyard is no longer simply the place where you set up the grill and swing set. We all want more from our homes and that means expanding our livable space to the outdoors. In fact, homeowners are spending more time and money than ever on their yards. This book – a completely revised and updated version of Taunton's best-selling Backyard Idea Book – brings together hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of one's outdoor space. The inspiration is limitless for small to extensive projects. With spectacular new 4-color photography, the New Backyard Idea Book is brimming with ideas for porches and patios, outdoor rooms for dining and entertaining, garden rooms, all types of sheds and outdoor buildings, and more. Add natural pool settings and picturesque outbuildings to the mix, and readers will delight in this outdoor design guide. A new sidebar features a DIY project for more hands-on homeowners.