Eric has been working really hard on our deck that he added to the backyard. We have two backdoors that lead outside but one is in our bedroom and we didn't want people going in and out of our room to get to the proch. Plus, we wanted to make it easier to go outside the mud room door and get inside the porch without having to walk down one set of stairs and then to another set of stairs. So, the easiest and hardest solution was to add to the existing porch. It sounds kind of confusing so here is a before picture of the backyard and a few after pictures.
It's not quite finished yet but it will be soon. Last night Eric started putting up the railing. It looks great so far and I will put up more pictures when he is finished. There's also an area under the deck that he made for the dogs so they have a place to go when it rains or when it's cold. I wish I had a picture of that because there is an actual roof under part of the deck so that rain can't leak in. He's done a great job!