Hey kids. Do any of you happen to have pics of any hardscapes with a wood deck incorporated into it? When we moved into our house, they put a coupla crappy stairs on the back of the house to pass code. I took that off and put a 12x12 Trex deck on to replace them, with the intention of adding on later. Our biggest obsticle is that there are 2 basement windows on either side of the deck. The current deck is about 2.5 feet off the ground. I am thinking I will just add a few ground level additions on either side about 3 feet from the house, where I can use the open land next to the house as planters. I would like to see some pics where people have incorporated a patio into the design. Here is a rather crude sketch of what I am talking about. The actual design has a lot more details and isnt just 3 squares. Sorry, I do not have an electronic copy of the real design. Thanks for any advice/pictures!