Aren’t friends great? I mean aside from good company, they’re always there to remind you of stuff. Like, last weekend, friends stopped by and in the course of chatting mentioned how much they like our back deck. I was flattered, of course, but it also prompted me to remember. I never posted about the finished project!
When I last left off, our deck had flooring and not much else.
Next step? trim off the excess wood & install a privacy fence.
Our home is on a busy street and we prefer privacy whilst dining al fresco. PS: Al fresco is Italian for ‘in the open air‘ not ‘in the nude‘ – though I suppose with this great fence up that’d work too.
You can see that big ole pile of
crap construction debris to the side.
Fortunately we had 2 jumbo dumpsters delivered to the house just in time! (remember Spring Break Dole House style..?) Once we had that cleared away it was onto building a step surrounding the two sides of the porch for easy on-off.
On the driveway side, we hid the underbelly with some simple lattice.
Onto landscaping! And since we hate yew, that was the first thing to go.
We then planted sod and grass seed to cover the bare spots.
And finally, here we are today! Ta-Dahhhh!! All done.
And just for comparison’s sake, here’s the before shot: