Need ideas for deck/patio...please help
Please help us with ideas. This is our back yard. There is approximately 2.5 foot drop from the back door to the ground below. The sliding door is 8 foot tall.
We love the idea of a pergola, but it seems like it would have to be on a deck to get it above the tall door/windows with the elevation of the house.
Would steps down to a paver/stamped concrete patio make a pergola out of the question with the height issues? It seems like the pergola would have to be 11 feet tall to clear the windows.
We like the idea of having some covered/shaded space.
Deck, pavers, stamped concrete, covered porch, screened patio... We just can't decide what route to go.
What do you think would work well in our backyard?