I'd love to add a back deck to my house, but I'm not sure where I should place it. Here are the two options I'm considering:
The more complicated option. This involves adding a door upstairs, plus an elevated deck. This is obviously a rough drawing and not to scale. I would be envisioning this to be about 1/3 larger. My biggest concern here is that the house isn't really designed for a deck like this, at least I don't think so. We thought about removing the window and adding a double sliding door, but it would be a pretty big tear up as we have hot water radiation and a radiator runs all along the base of that wall.
Edit: Here is some context for the upstairs window
This option is a much easier and cheaper overall solution. I'm not sure of the overall design, or even if this location would be best (vs. the other side). Comments welcome.