This is a diagram that shows the layout of my backyard. I’m contemplating expanding my deck but am limited by the location of the A/C compressor, the plumbing cleanouts and the giant live oak tree. It appears to me the only solution is to extend it toward the back fence.
Here’s what this looks like now:
It’s a bit of a mess, isn’t it? I think there may be a bird nesting in that nook between the eave and the aluminum roof. The excess wires are an issue too. The lowest ones are the cable and phone wires.
In addition to cleaning it all up, I plan to remove the porch roof and short brick walls, leaving perhaps part of the wall where the A/C is to screen and act as a bench. If I extend the deck it would probably be at the same height as the concrete porch and made from composite decking.
If anyone has suggestions or deck wisdom they’d like to share please do.