Need help on deck construction on a creek

teebooOctober 22, 2012

This is my first post on this site, so if I should be asking on another site please make suggestions.

I have purchased a 1971 creek cottage overlooking water. I had a deck built on the front of the cottage and removed all existing shrubbery to give me a blank slate. As you can see, due to the slope of the lot, the deck looks off balanced. It is so much higher off the ground on the right side than the left. I really need some suggestions as I want the little creek cottage to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye from the water. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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weedyacres

I'd try posting this in the landscape design forum, on the garden side. Us folks here are mostly about the nuts and bolts and screws and wood.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 6:10PM
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tjdabomb

Plant some shrubs in front of the deck on both sides of the stairs - the eye will be drawn to them and not the minuscule difference in "what the eye sees," which, doesn't seem at all significant in this installation, imo.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 1:09AM
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