The size & design is perfect in every way & it's plenty big for us to have some nice outdoor gatherings now. We chose to have fiberglass ballisters installed to help it seem more open and I'm very happy with that decision as well. Our backyard still seems plenty big and now we have a way to keep Bogey away if we need it.
Hubby standing on his (our) new deck!
A view of the entire outdoor space
Bogey was a big help setting up the fire pit--we'll keep the gate closed during the day & when we're not outside so we can protect whatever we keep up there, but for the most part he'll be more than welcome to join us.
Bogey quickly learned to play fetch off the new addition...he just flew off the top step & would hop back up without hitting the steps at all! I love his ears in this shot!
Hubby & I did some more yardwork last night & then settled in for the evening. I know I've said it many times, but we are going to get so much use out of this area! My parents came up last night & we had smores with them. I guess we need to invest in some more wood, I have a feeling we'll be going through it quite rapidly!