If you're looking for some patio ideas… if you're planning your patio addition right now, but you'd like some more ideas… or you'd love to have a new patio but you don't know where to start… then this book was written just for you! A patio can be the perfect outdoor living space! Whether you want a patio to just hang out and relax... or be the neighborhood entertainer who throws the best get-togethers... a patio is the right space for you. Coming up with a patio idea that works for you is not complicated once you know a few basics. For instance, there's a certain type of patio that you can build yourself and you don't even have to know how to lay bricks, use concrete, or anything like that -- it's almost completely "plug and play" (and you can get this type of patio from almost any home improvement store). Some of the reasons patios are easy are: - There are TONS of designs already around that other people have built… - In most cases, it’s not as expensive as a deck, porch, sunroom or addition to build… - Most “starter kits” for patio building are set up with “do-it-yourself” people in mind… - You can start with a simple patio idea… and you can always expand upon it later if you need to… - If you have a good idea and design, it’s easy to find talented contractors who can build the patio of your dreams for you (and it’s not all that expensive!) … ….And you don't need to know a lot of technical “builder” stuff…That's the big secret. There are only a few key tricks and pieces of information that can help make this whole patio thing TEN TIMES easier once you know them. This guide gives you everything you need to know about patios. Here's just some of what's inside: - How to choose the best patio design that fulfils your needs… increases your living space… and beautifies your home - The five most common types of patio furniture and how to determine which ones you’ll need for your particular patio space (plus, the 4 most materials you can choose to have your furniture made from and the pros and cons of each!) - What you should know about exotic patio furniture made from Teak, Cedar, Bamboo, Eucalyptus, and Chinese Oak before you decide to use it… if… you want to save money, time and expense - The top five tips for buying patio furniture in a store and online (plus, five “no-fail” ways to get a great deal every time!) - Five “must-follow” rules for decorating your outdoor patio space… and… how to do it all on a shoe-string budget - 10 ways to change the look and feel of your patio for under $100 - How to turn your patio space into a romantic retreat for you and your partner in just five simple steps - How to “kid proof” your patio, patio furniture, and decorations so you have a family friendly space everyone can enjoy without worry - How to transform your patio into a tropical paradise guaranteed to relax, rejuvenate and ease your mind - Love Grilling? Here’s how to turn your patio space into the ultimate summer barbeque spot - Plus much, MUCH MORE! That just scratches the surface of what’s in this book. You’ll discover even more useful information like how to make patio lights… turning your patio into a home office… getting rid of bugs and pests… the best patio accessories and so much more today.