i would actually make the step the same length as your patio for continuity if I am making sense to you. A hand rail at each each end and one in the center for stability for our toddlers and our elders. Of course I could be misunderstanding your question too, lol. Have a lovely weekend. regards, Linda
Hi, Vickie Bess!
Here’s an easy tutorial on building a floating deck:
https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/patios-and-decks/how-to-build-a-floating-deck Deck-building is easy and this tutorial does a great job explaining each step. I hope this helps!