Anyhow the old yard consisted of a really small deck, a really small patio and some planting beds. Our old deck, barely fit our table for 6 , we had a wire that hung across the deck that i would often walk into and the rotten railroad tie planting bed and pink Unilock patio were just plain ugly.
Here are the befores:
The new yard now consists of a slightly larger deck, a path and some planting beds. Not a big change on paper. But in terms of usability it is like night and day. I wish i could take credit for building the new deck, because it turned out so well, but the truth is it was built by William Turna (416) 457-8121 email@example.com. We had him extend it the full width of the lot and add a few feet to the length. We also had him build a gate and do some finishing work on the covered porch structure. He took care of many of the little details, like making sure the deck was the same height as the stone threshold, so that when we walked out our patio door, it would be a nice flat landing area and he buried the wire to the garage in plastic conduit. After he built the deck, i installed a square cut flagstone pathway and re-planted some of the plants.
And here are the afters:
Yes i know the sconce on the left is crooked. I accidentally knocked it when pulling the BBQ cover off. I've since straightened it back out.