Merri Beth and I have been toying with the idea of adding a patio and a new deck on the second level of the home. We like spending so much time outside, we want to create more outdoor space for the family to enjoy. We are currently getting some quotes for the project but wanted to share our ideas with you to get any feedback or recommendations of contractors who would make this a successful project, at a reasonable price.
The concept is to utilize the space we have on the backside of the house and add 424 sq. feet of deck that would only be accessable from inside the house. This means that we’d add a door at the end of our hallway on the second level to access the deck. It would wrap around the east side of the house and a small walkway would connect to a 12×12 deck that would sit directly above the current deck, on the north side of the house.
Underneath the east deck, we’d like to install a 454 sq. foot brick patio. We are struggling to grow grass in this area and the dogs continually tear up any progress that we make on the back side of the house. Ideas for the patio include installing a hammock, adding a firepit, and using the space for patio gardening. It would most likely be a simple paver patio.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations for us, please share in the comments.