We have an 8 ft patio door off our kitchen and by code, the builder is giving us a 9' wide X 5' deep deck, with three steps down to the yard. Our lot is 50' wide by 105 ' deep, so I think our backyard is about 30 ft' deep or so.
We want to enlarge the builder's deck, and then next spring (after grading is complete) installing a ground-level patio with a patio set etc..
So, how large should we enlarge the deck so that we can put our BBQ and a few chairs (up to 4 max) but not compromise the yard. We may want to put in a pool in a few years so we're trying to be mindful of that.
We're considering making the deck 14' X 6' or 12' X 8'. Any thoughts??
thanks in advance...