Our design talent with the clients help often includes being able to truly make , as the saying goes, a “silk purse out of a sow’s ear”.
This is especially fun in 2 decks that we worked on last month.
Do Over Decks
The first deck was a “do over” where we re-vamped the existing deck with an additional wide staircase that serves as “sitting steps” when entertaining.
If you look to the right of the finished deck you will see latticing there to hide garbage cans and recycling.
The client had fabulous taste in choosing the dark “Pottery Barn style” color stain, the chartreuse potato plants and blue pots.
This deck serves as a separate “room” from the terrace and furniture located below to the left.
Let’s take a look.
Do Under Decks
This client had an upper deck where the sun beat down during the day, and 3 dogs to accommodate at her new residence.
Rather than just laying gravel or an expensive stone patio for her, we made a deck under her deck.
Her pupsters can get to the deck and stay within the fence, as well as be let out on the upper deck to run down to the grass area below.
She can visit with the dogs on the lower deck, as well as entertain people on a hot day.
The deck surfaces cut down on the mulch and dirt factor that the dogs track in on their paws and fur.