Here’s what our back deck looked like when we moved into our house more than five years ago.
It really needed to be replaced back then, but we (and by we, I mean my stepdad Gerard) made do by replacing the railings so they were to code. Over the years, we replaced (and by we, I mean Mike) a few rotten floorboards. The whole thing was pretty ghetto looking toward the end.
Over Easter weekend, we tore the old deck off. And over Victoria Day weekend, we (and I can totally include myself in this “we” because muscles I didn’t even know I had are sore today from bending, squatting and hammering) did this:
There are several finishing touches to complete (like laying the rest of the floor!), but we’re well on our way to a whole new living space on the outside of our home. Now I think we need to do some updates to our house so it’s as nice as the deck!