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Deck/Porch Planning Questions - Florida Lake House

4 years ago
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We are starting the planning for a deck/patio remodel. We are in the process of collecting our ideas and thoughts while starting to schedule meetings with contractors, etc.

The house is a ranch style on a lake in Florida. Currently we have 22' x 15' brick deck.

We are looking to expand the current deck to the edge of the house and wrap up the side of the house to connect to the mud room entry (eventual 3rd bathroom going in that area).

1. Decking materials - we are going to roof/likely screen in a section of the current deck. We are leaning towards a concrete patio under the roofed section.

- thoughts on changing materials to pavers or composite for the rest of the decking outside the screen in area, that is extended and wrapped up the side of the house?

2. Thoughts on stepping the deck down a level to lower the deck and keep a better view from the house?

3. Placement of the grilling area? I would like an outdoor cooking but may have the grill(s) available to be moved instead of an island depending on layouts.

And any other thoughts or ideas are appreciated! Pictures below for more info.

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