Our evenings on the deck, enjoying al fresco dinners or a glass of wine are about to end for a while as fall is in the air and the time change around the corner.
It has made sheltering in place a lot easier to have this extra space to enjoy.
When we bought the house two years ago, this was the deck.
It was clearly in need of a redo.
Overall, the footprint remained the same.
I knew I definitely wanted to keep the privacy wall.
Basically, I wanted an updated and modern approach to the deck.
My contractor, Paul replaced the floor with a composite material that will never warp or rot.
We chose cedar for the privacy wall and the railing.
Horizontal boards replaced the lattice privacy wall.
As for the railing, at first it was going to be hogwire--a contemporary look that many are going for.
But in the middle of the night, it came to me that I wanted a classic look, so pencil to paper, I designed the X-shaped rail.
Here's what it looked like before the pergola was installed.
Here is what it looks like now with the new pergola.
Mr. A and I put up string lights the other day, which gave the whole area a romantic glow.
I'm really sorry to have our summer evening time come to a close.
But on a cool fall evening, we'll just put on our coats, sit out here and look at the stars.