Square Deck With Seat

After we installed the pool in our backyard, we wanted a door leading from the laundry room to a deck on the south side of the house. Hence this project.
Before photo from the laundry room facing south. I removed the window and cut the hole for the door.
Door rough opening in progress.
Door rough opening from the outside.
I hired someone to frame and install the door - totally worth it because IF I could have installed the door straight it would have taken forever.
First day of the deck. Like my other deck projects, this is a 'floating' deck on concrete blocks and not attached to the structure.
Day two deck build.
Day three and four deck build. Starting to lay the deck boards.
These steps lead toward the pool. I am not happy with these steps (I would like to make the run longer and the rise shorter) but they will do for now. Directly opposite these steps is a smaller staircase (3 steps) with which I am pleased - longer run/shorter rise. (Sorry - no photo)
Ah - decking complete - this is before the steps/railings but also before the family cluttered it up with stuff!
One built-in bench. I may add another - haven't decided yet. I have to finish the railings then post a final photo.
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