Our #BradshawAve project consisted of a full backyard renovation, starting with a small, underutilized deck, and turning it into a two tiered deck and patio that is great for entertaining!
The existing backyard was not very conducive to entertaining, or even hanging out with the family. Beyond the fence in the picture above was a steep slope down to the sidewalk below. First priority for this project was taking down the fence and building a retaining wall to gain an extra 1,000 or so square feet to the backyard.
Our 3D design shows the backyard with the new fence line and gave us enough room to not only increase the size of the upper deck, but also build a 16x20 lower deck to accommodate seating and dining. The steps were placed on the inside corner where the two decks meet to make for an easy transition into the pool. In addition to that, the stairs can also act as makeshift seating when entertaining lots of people!
Here you can see a little bit of what goes into our frame. We go a little overboard on additional blocking and support to ensure the deck is stiff as can be, and eliminate any shifting over time.
Here you can see the finished product with cafe lights that we strung from above the deck to a large tree adjacent to the lower deck to illuminate the entire backyard. You can also see in this picture the double wide railing top that we installed to act as a countertop for stools, or to congregate around with a plate of food. I was incredibly happy with the way this project turned out, and couldn't be more thankful for the great clients I got to work with on this one!
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This project was located in Haddon Heights, NJ, but we service the entire surrounding area, including most of Burlington and Camden Counties! Most of our projects are located in Moorestown, Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Marlton, Medford, Lumberton, Hainesport, and Cinnaminson.