The house we bought in 2002 came with this crazy 3-level deck, part of which—a ramp leading to the sort-of attached garage—was covered by a very sloped little roof.  No part of the deck was really quite large enough to be useful for entertaining or relaxing, so it became kind of a storage space for plants, a potting table, recyclables, plastic chairs, etc.  I don’t think I was able to get my husband to spend more than one or two short spells out on the deck during the entire eight years that it existed!

I never liked the tri-level deck that came with our house; then last year the hail damaged our siding and deck, so now we are getting ready for new siding, a new deck, and someday, a garden. The photo above…

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Vintage kitchen cabinets