For the last few years I have been upset with the front of our house. I had flower beds there with rocks and tried many different perennials and annuals. Nothing worked, I hated it. Last summer and this summer I tried to talk John into putting a concrete patio there..... nope he didn't want that. I tried to talk him into a pergola.... nope he didn't want that. I tried to talk him into redoing the flower beds with concrete block retaining walls with new flowers...... nope he didn't want that. So this summer he talked me into a wood deck. But I'm kinda funny with a wood deck, I agreed but I had a few "wants" on my list to make the deck look like "A DECK" with curb appeal.
We got Mike to build it and I printed out a photo of the railing that I wanted marked with lots of red pen.... I want this, I like that, I need this, I would like that...... I explained I'm not some wacko deck demanding crabby home owner but I just wanted to let you know my wants if they can happen.
The deck is finished
And I haven't quit smiling since Tuesday when it started.
I have used my front door more in one day than it's ever been used in 29 years. I am out here on the deck every morning and it's the first place I go when I get home from work. I LOVE IT.
Lynn came over on Saturday and walked in the front door...... Shan came over on Sunday and used the front door.....that's crazy around here.
I love the chunky posts, I love the divided railing, I love the space above and below the railing, I love the steps, I love everything about it. Mike gave us curb appeal again...... Yeah!!
John and I have walked out to the road numerous times at night just to look at it. Friday night we sat out on the deck until very late. Here are some night shots of our beautiful new deck.
Now we have a patio on the south side of our house with a fire pitt, a patio on the north side of the house with a fire pitt, a porch on the garage with a patio heater, a sitting area by the pond with a fire pitt and now a new deck on the east side. Hummmmmm where will we sit now to enjoy our summer days and nights?