An outdoor living space
(Crown Point, IN, USA)
Our home is 5 years old and everything was fine except the old, unsightly, small deck. So, with some careful planning, our vision came to existence (for the most part!)
We had quite a long 3 months dealing with the builder and ended up eliminating a built-in fire pit but all in all, we finally have something that we're proud of.
The existing deck was 10'x10' and by the time the grill and a few seats were placed on it, there was only one small walkway from the house to the yard!
So, with two goals in mind, we achieved what we were looking for - an outdoor living space. One area to dine, another to entertain/socialize.
The first tier is 12' x 14' with a bump out for the grill. I hung outdoor curtains to cut out the late afternoon sun and allow for some privacy.
The second tier is the socializing area and still in need of additional seating. Maybe winning this contest will help solve that problem!
We absolutely love the fact that on cool summer nights we can spend the evening outdoors.