An inspiring collection of design ideas for patio construction, this book will help you discover ways to transform ordinary outdoor spaces into perfect outdoor environments. Over 200 beautiful color photographs show patios of all shapes and sizes, from quaint and picturesque, to grand and elegant, for any kind of budget. Your dreams will turn into exciting design realities as you visually explore dozens of patios, studying their shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. You'll be sure to find the perfect patio to suit your home's architecture and your family's lifestyle. AUTHOR: David R. Smith has been involved with segmental concrete pavement since 1977 and in the industry since 1987. The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is a voluntary industry trade association and an international authority on segmental concrete pavements.