New Yard Plan Part 2
I posted a few days ago with a yard plan and received some great suggestions. We have adjusted the plan to increase planting space on the side of the yard with the doors from the house by removing the deck and extending the patio so we have only one surface. The problem with this plan is that there is a ledger board on the house that runs 9' from the corner and if we have patio there, the rather unsightly board will show. We could add stone steps with a landing wide enough to cover the board but by the time we add three steps at 11" depth, we will have covered half of that side of the patio with steps which defeats the purpose of converting from deck to patio.
We could revert to the original plan of a deck that is even with the ledger board and have steps to the patio or have all patio but with a wood step off the house to the patio, paint the ledge board that is exposed and put planters on either side of the steps to add greenery and color (was estimated at $5-6K for the stone step).
This is the original thread.
Any thoughts or suggestions?