Turn any outdoor space into a personal paradise with these inspiring ideas. Over 330 beautiful color images present hardscape design elements to suit almost any personality or purpose. Tour gorgeous outdoor kitchens, inviting fireplaces, and to-die-for pool settings. Today we lead busy lives and the time spent with family and friends seems limited. It is important to make the most of casual living areas by creating spaces that fuel our desires, feed our souls, and stimulate our minds and bodies. Just looking at these amazing backyards will begin to erase the stress of your daily life. This book is a valuable resource for homeowners, designers, contractors, and all who want the ultimate outdoor retreat.