My back door leads to some pretty pathetic stairs. When I bought the house one of the conditions of the sale was that the seller wasn’t responsible for the “soft” back stairs and that the buyer (me) would likely have to replace those stairs immediately after purchase. Fast forward 7 years and the same soft stairs remain, only softer and more apt to crack under the weight of a human with each passing season.
My plan is to build a simple 3ft x 5ft back deck with about 5 stairs to the ground level. This would all be done in treated wood. I’m hoping to gather the help of my brother for this—but we’ll see if I can sucker him into it.
One benefit is that my back door is within 3 feet of my kitchen. I envision a simple barbeque on that little deck for outdoor grilling or room for 2 small chairs for cold beer on a hot summer evening.