We inherited a deck from the previous owner that was original to the home, which means that the deck was 25 years old. There was no doubt that the deck had been power washed one(hundred) too many times. We needed to have tetanus shots on hand in case any of our guests decided to walk barefoot on this thing. It was seriously time for this thing to go. And if the medical hazard wasn't bad enough, the layout of the deck was a little undesirable. As you can see from the photo, the deck had two levels. One level was right off of the sliding glass doors leading from the den, and the other level was one step down from the upper level.
|STAIRS LEADING FROM LAWN TO UPPER TERRACE|
|EXISTING WOOD DECK AND RAILING|
|EXISTING WOOD DECK WITH HOT TUB|
|EXISTING STAIRS LEADING FROM WALK TO LOWER DECK LEVEL|
Part uno of our backyard redo began with A LOT of conversations between Nate and I walking around the yard discussing what we should do here and what we should do there. We came up with a general concept but the conversation always ended with "We need to get this deck out of here to see what we are working with." so....part uno progressed to removing the deck!
|MIKE BAKER REMOVING THE RAILING|
|RAILING REMOVED AND STARTING ON THE DECK|
Check back soon for Backyard Makeover- Part Dos!