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.