Tuesday, December 2, 2008

deck-before and after

We have talked about making our deck bigger for some time now. It was 10x10 feet (I think). Really not big enough to do much on. It was full of stuff- grill, glider/rocker bench thing, some plants and a few kid toys. That was it and it was full. My parents made a new deck for their house a couple years ago. It is big and nice. My brother pretty much did the whole thing (with 'help' from dad!). So we asked my brother if he wanted to help us build a bigger deck. He was in. It took us 8 weekends (I think) to do it. Lots of help from everyone. After the Buddy walk- do you know what our families did- that's right- we put them to work.
We are not completely done. but we will finish it up in spring. We are looking for some type of roof/awning and will replace the original railing as well. We will also put a kid play area on the bottom, under the deck.

So now here are the pictures! ............


Our deck BEFORE


Our deck AFTER (about 14x40 feet)

The kids slide that ends in the rock pit.

12 comments:

Laura said...

WOW! That is great...I'd love to come sit on the deck and watch all our kids play!

The slide is way to cool!

SunflowerMom said...

WOW! That looks so awesome! What a fun slide, too! M'kay when we need a place to stay in KC we are coming to see you! LOL

My name is Sarah said...

Oh that slide is so cool. Nice deck.

Debbie Yost said...

Way cool, but the slide is my favorite part! It is so clever.

datri said...

Wow, that is really neat!!

Kim said...

That is a cool deck! My kids would love that!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness - I love, love, love the slide off the end into the kids play area!

Tracey said...

That is AWESOME! My kids would love to have a slide like that one! Great job! I am an official stalker (follower) now! :0)

WheresMyAngels said...

That is so cool! I love it and what a great idea!

McKenna said...

Oh wow! The picture with the slide surprised me! How cool is that?!?!?

Bailey said...

Where did you get the slide? I've been looking for something like this to do to our deck.

Unknown said...

Baily- The slide is from Lowes. I also emailed you the info.
Thanks for the comment!