Last weekend, we marked one more part of the home as pretty much finished (construction done)
The back deck is dunzo!
And the steps dilemma is no more. Many of you were so kind to give me your input on where the steps should be placed from the deck to the downstairs back pad and stairs alternatives too...fireman pole, slide, spiral staircase made of gold...
But, unfortunately, we did not choose any of those options. It is what I had originally wanted, and had to talk Adam into...
They are not blocking the only window in the basement guest suite. They are not running along the front of the deck looking ugly and being in the way. They aren't blocking the huge window area in my kitchen/dining.
They go just along the side. Because later, as in much later...we will create more steps in the retaining wall in the landscaping.
Sorta like this...
|Via google images|
But for now, we are just happy we solved the steps issue.
|Ok, so the railing isn't up on the steps yet, but it's 99.9% finished construction wise!|
|Scout figured out the new steps quick and enjoyed spying from the deck, |
then running down to the creek after squirrels.
|We even took a few minutes to have a sit, and a drink, and snuggle to enjoy it.|
Do you think we made a mistake not going with the fireman pole?
Who wants to take bets on how many years we live in the house before the "landscape stairs" are even started?