I just moved into a little beach cottage. The backyard is tiny -- about 15 feet by 25 feet....and i have a desire to have a proper "deck" off of the kitchen.
I would like to make a small 10ft by 3.5 foot sitting area.
What's a little confusing here is that I have these cement steps that go down from the kitchen. I'd rather have a deck flush with the second step, but I'm wondering if that is a. functional and b. more expensive than simply putting in pavers on the ground.
What would you guys do? There is some shoddy brickwork in the yard, i was thinking of steeling the brick and just using that. Also thinking of all the other possibilities -- redwood/cedar....and stone tile over concrete...
Thoughts? Keeping it cheap?