In the spring of 1999 I was wanting to increase the size
and usability of the deck we had off the back of our house in Bowling
Green. It had an old redwood deck that was much too small for our
needs (8'x10'). Next to that deck was my 10'x10' deck that I had
built for our hot tub and moved from our other home. The new deck
needed to be designed and built to bring these two spaces together.
I bought a deck design program for my PC and modified the design to suit
our needs. On a budget of $1000.00, below are pictures of the
12'x14' deck I built.
is a side view of the
old deck facing east. Right is the same side view of the new
deck (sans skirt) facing east.
Left is a photo of our patio furniture on the deck itself. We had
plenty of space to maneuver. In 2000, we thought it might be nice to
do some additional landscaping around the deck and to build a walkway from
the driveway to the back door. The picture on the above right shows the
stepping stones we had in place originally. We were constantly
having to mow around them. Below are the before and after pictures
detailing the landscaping project.