The Deck

In addition to having a nice place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, the deck provides an informal entrance for us coming from the garage without having to go through the front door.

Landscaping screens the deck from people on the golf course out front.

Although we could not get the contemporary tiled slab that we wanted for a deck, we did opt for steel railing instead of wood, which should give the deck a more contemporary look and last longer than wood.

The picture on the left shows a small deck and staircase which come out the back of the house. This deck's origins are kind of funny. When the floor plan was finished, Kay said she wanted a door from outside into the laundry room so that Nelson would have a place to come in and shed filthy clothes without tracking through the house. It would also be the only door in the back of the house for emergency exits.