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Old 09-07-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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HELP! Very Small Patio or Deck? What materials?

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?

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Old 09-07-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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a deck made of pressure treated lumber is the cheapest. Any others that you mentioned will need fill to bring it to height and be more expensive but a better solution.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:03 AM   #3
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Re-using the pavers sounds practical. If you're willing to pave and tile, have you thought about just concrete? There are some beautiful examples of stamped or stained concrete in this forum.
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