How can I add a deck to an existing concrete patio for a new spa?
I have physical/mobility issues and want to add a hot tub/spa to an existing concrete patio outside our great room french doors. Ideally I would like to expand the existing patio creating a deck addition with the hot tub partially sunken into the deck making getting in & out of the spa/tub easier. Presently, the exit from our house onto the concrete patio needs changing. There are 2.5 steps exiting our house to the patio. the egress is very unsafe, especially for me who needs to use a cane to walk.
We got an estimate to widen the stairs, add a handrail (wrought iron) and cover the concrete with brick pavers. The cost was $5400. To purchase and add a hot tub --even a smaller three seater--(with required new electrical wiring), plus buying a deck to partially submerge a hot tub puts this project completely beyond our budgetary means. Is there a better (more cost efficient) way to add this therapeutic hot tub to our existing patio set up without having to take out a reverse mortgage? My husband and I (both retired) are in our 70's. Any other cost effective design suggestions would be greatly appreciated.