This project started with the homeowners’ wanting a bigger space than the small elevated deck the home builder provided for them. After walking through, we decided that we could build a large deck off their second story back door with stairs that come down into a patio space with gas fire pit. They also wanted to make sure it was more private since the backyards were just open spaces in the neighborhood. To achieve this we added in an arborvitae privacy hedge. The deck was made out of a simple treated pine while the paver patio was built out of Belgard Lafitt Rustic Slab paving system.