June 26, 2013
Our most recent project around the house was putting in a much-needed deck in the backyard. We considered doing it ourselves, but since I wouldn’t be able to help much (if at all), we figured it would take DH many weekends where we could be enjoying our summer instead. So, with that, we put together a design, got a couple quotes, and hired a contractor.
Though the price was more than we were planning on, and definitely more than if we did it ourselves, having it professionally done in about a week was well worth it.
Fig. 1: Before. Not much to look at other than the horribly crooked cement stairs.
Fig. 2: Finished product!
Fig. 3: First BBQ meal on the deck – many, many more to come!
The next big project on our list is the attic. With my maternity leave coming up, that probably won’t be for a couple of years, but I’m sure there will be other smaller projects to write about.